World Rookie Tour announces exciting summer skateboard tour

Summer skateboard tour

The World Rookie Tour is thrilled to unveil its highly anticipated summer skateboard tour, set to ignite the passion of young riders across Europe and Asia. Tailored for aspiring champions under the age of 18, this tour promises an exhilarating journey of skill, camaraderie, and growth.

The summer skateboard tour will kick off with its first stop at the breathtaking Lanzarote Rookie Fest, set against the backdrop of the island’s volcanic terrain and pristine coastline. Riders will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in a unique and inspiring setting, surrounded by the natural beauty of Lanzarote.

From there, the tour will head to the picturesque slopes of Les Deux Alpes in France for the French Fries Rookie Fest, where riders can carve their way through high-altitude thrills and stunning alpine vistas. With world-class facilities and a vibrant skateboarding scene, Les Deux Alpes promises an unforgettable experience for participants and spectators alike.

Continuing the journey, the tour will make its only Italian stop in Modena for the Modena Rookie Fest, coinciding with the renowned event that celebrates skateboarding culture in the heart of Italy. With its rich history, vibrant atmosphere, and passionate community of riders, Modena will serve as the perfect backdrop for a weekend of competition, camaraderie, and celebration.

We’re excited to kick off our summer skateboard tour and provide a platform for young riders to pursue their dreams,” said Meinhard Trojer, Tour Event Coordinator of the World Rookie Tour. “This tour is more than just a series of competitions; it’s a celebration of youth culture, creativity, and the relentless pursuit of excellence.

While these stops are just a glimpse of the action-packed tour, riders and fans can explore the full calendar of events, leading up to the World Rookie Skateboard Finals in Prague, Czech Republic, from September 27th to 29th, on the World Rookie Tour’s online calendar.

The World Rookie Tour remains committed to providing a platform for young riders to pursue their passion and unleash their potential on the global stage. With expert coaching, mentorship opportunities, and a supportive community of fellow riders, the tour aims to foster growth, camaraderie, and excellence in skateboarding.

For more information on tour dates, registration details, and how to get involved, visit the calendar on the website.

Summer Skateboard Tour
Andres Martin Gramaglia Fusconi – World Rookie Skateboard Champion 2023

Modena Rookie Fest 2024

Modena Rookie Fest

The World Rookie Tour stops in Modena (Italy) on May 18th for the highly anticipated Modena Rookie Fest 2024! This event promises strong emotions with some of the best young skaters from around the world, ready to showcase their skills and compete for the title of champion.

Hosted at the indoor skatepark Rock&Ride in Modena, the day will be filled with breathtaking tricks, intense competitions, and an atmosphere charged with adrenaline. It’s the perfect opportunity for skateboard enthusiasts of all ages to witness an unforgettable spectacle and experience the excitement of skateboarding at an international level.

All podium athletes from different categories: male and female, groms, and rookies, will qualify for the WRT Skateboard Finals 2024, which will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from September 27th to September 29th, 2024. The winner of the Rookie category will participate free of charge (including hotel and registration) in the WRT Skateboard Finals 2024. Additionally, all riders on the podium will receive prizes from our sponsors.

The registration form is available at this LINK.


  • Friday, May 17th:
    • 19:00 – 21:00: Free training at the indoor skatepark Rock&Ride – Via dei Lancilloto 10/12 (MO)
  • Saturday, May 18th:
    • 10:00 – 13:00: Finalization of registrations and payment of entry fee @indoor skatepark Rock&Ride
    • 10:00 – 14:30: Official training
    • 15:00 – 18:00: Qualifications
    • 18:15 – 19:30: Finals and awards ceremony

The competition fee, amounting to €20.00, must be paid in cash on the morning of the competition.

To participate, it is mandatory to be affiliated with a recognized sports club (FISR, UISP, CSI, AICS, etc.). Those who are not affiliated for the 2023-2024 sports season can affiliate on the day of the competition, at the time of registration, through our club Black Yeti SSD for €30.00.

You can download the info sheet with all the information at the following LINK.

For further details and information on how to participate or attend the event, please send an email to

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this unique experience! Mark the date on your calendar and get ready for a day of skateboarding and fun.

Modena Rookie Fest


13-17 May 2024

Les Deux Alpes, France | Skateboard

french fries rookie fest

When flowers bloom in your backyard, the Black Yeti turns to skateboard and heads straight to France. Meet him in the great skatepark of Les Deux Alpes for French Fries Rookie Fest will take place.

This famous resort also offers a 3400 m. high glacier with a mad snowpark and is the inevitable spot for spring seshs and high-level riding. While rookies will sharpen their freestyle skills on snow, skaters will enjoy the park and the many workshops offered by the organizing team.

Elsewhere in the village, there’s so much to do at walking distance, whether in the swimming pool, the laser game, the summer sledge, or on the world-renown slopes of downhill mountain biking.

What’s even more unique is that the French Fries Rookie Fest is part of a unique combo, as it is linked to the Spring Rookie Camp and a Freestyle Snowboarding Rookie Fest, all happening in Les Deux Alpes at the same time. This will give all riders the occasion to meet several sideways-oriented sis and bros.

Come around and see by yourselves! The French Fries Rookie Fest will host you in style. Various workshops will make it for riders’ cohesion and exchange, DJs and live music on snow, tattoo workshops, hip-hop dance, yoga sessions, and brands’ village where boards and more will be tested.

National delegations are expected to reach Les Deux Alpes on Saturday, 13 May 2024, to be in place for the beginning of training on May 14. Comp will happen on 15 and 16, keeping one weather day for safety. Workshops and other activities will be held in the afternoon and evening. More details while on the spot.

Arrival 13th – Departure 17th

  • Lodging at the official hotel Atmosphere (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Workshops
  • Registration fees
  • Goodies

Price: All included for 350 € per person

The resort of Les Deux Alpes is located in the French Alps – see below.
Google map link:

Download HERE the infosheet

French Fries Rookie Fes

2024 WRT Skateboard Kick-off event in Lanzarote


World Rookie Tour is next to announce the 2024 WRT Sk8 Tour starting from a new kick-off event in Canary Island: Lanzarote Rookie Fest from the 26th to the 28th of April, we will kick off with our 2024 tour in Lanzarote.

Yes, you heard it right! Canary Islands! The contest will happen in Extreme Center Lanzarote indoor skatepark, which is run and operated by two brothers: Diego and Gustavo Rosende, a family team dedicated to their work in skateboarding. Diego and Gustavo joined forces with World Cup Skateboarding Contest Director Iztok Sumatic to throw down one hell of a start to the 2024 season.

At the moment Extreme Center is going through a big reconstruction and we can’t wait to show you the photos of a new skatepark once it’s done.

You can find flights to Lanzarote airport from a lot of European cities, and from the airport to the skatepark is a 3 min car ride. The easiest way is a taxi for 5-6€. The bus would leave them 5 streets away.

The registrations (NO ENTRY FEE) for the World Rookie Tour Lanzarote stop are open on the following LINK.

Accommodation packages: 

  1. Hostal Cardona **, Democracia, 11 – 3500 Arrecife, Lanzarote
    Phone: +34 928 811 008 / +34 928 811 016
    4 min by car from the event venue. When making a reservation, please mention the World Rookie Tour.
    Event price: 43€ double room/per night. Breakfast is not included but there are a lot of affordable coffee shops in the area.
    Special price until April 11th.
  2. Hotel Lanzelot***, Avenida Mancomunidad, 9 – 35500 Arrecife, Lanzarote
    Event price: 70€ Single Room, 80€ Double Room and 102€ Triple Room (limited availability). Buffet breakfast included.

For additional info about the event, registration and bookings please contact: (English-speaking athletes) (Spanish-speaking athletes)

Apply and qualify for the World Rookie Skateboard Finals that will happen in Mystic SK8 Park in Prague this autumn. Best girl and a boy will get an inclusive ticket.

You can download HERE the complete info sheet.

The complete 2024 WRT Skateboarding Calendar will be announced soon: stay tuned for more information.


Watch the live streaming of World Rookie Snowboard Finals 2024

Watch the action live: World Rookie Slopestyle Snowboard Finals qualifiers streaming now!

Attention all snowboarding enthusiasts! Get ready to witness the electrifying action of the World Rookie Snowboard Finals Qualifiers live from the stunning Austrian backdrop of the Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun. We’re thrilled to announce that you can now tune in to the live streaming of the qualifiers, bringing you the pulse-pounding excitement straight to your screens.



09.00 – 10.30 | Training
10.45 – 12.45 | Slopestyle Qualifications Heat 1 + Heat 2
12.45 – 13.15 | Warm up Heat 3
13.30 – 15.15 | Slopestyle Qualifications Heat 3

HEAT 1: Women
HEAT 2: Men
HEAT 3: Men

Follow the live scoring at the following LINK

With the world’s most promising young talents showcasing their skills on the slopes, this event promises to be a spectacle of athleticism and adrenaline. From gravity-defying jumps to seamless rail maneuvers, these riders will leave you on the edge of your seat, craving for more.

The Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun, nestled amidst the breathtaking Austrian Alps, provides the perfect stage for these aspiring athletes to demonstrate their prowess in slopestyle snowboarding. As they carve their way through the meticulously crafted course, every twist and turn will keep you captivated, ensuring an unforgettable experience for snowboarding fans worldwide.

Whether you’re a seasoned snowboard enthusiast or a newcomer to the sport, this live streaming event offers something for everyone. Witness the future stars of snowboarding as they compete for glory and strive to leave their mark on the world stage.

So, don’t miss out on the action! Grab your favorite snacks, cozy up, and tune in to the live stream of the World Rookie Tour Slopestyle Finals Qualifiers. Join us as we celebrate the spirit of snowboarding and cheer on these incredible athletes as they chase their dreams amidst the majestic beauty of the Austrian Alps.



Stay connected to our website and social media for all the latest updates and exclusive coverage of the World Rookie Tour Slopestyle Finals. Let’s make this an event to remember!

Watch Live Streaming of World Rookie Tour Freeski Finals

The World Rookie Tour is excited to announce the live streaming of the Freeski Finals, held in the magnificent Ursus Snowpark at Madonna di Campiglio. This event will showcase the world’s most talented young freeski athletes as they compete in one of the most celebrated snowparks in Europe.

This exclusive opportunity will bring the excitement and competitive spirit of one of the most anticipated events in youth action sports directly to viewers, no matter where they are. Fans from across the globe will have the opportunity to witness the future of freeskiing unfold in real-time.

Live stream starting on Wednesday 13th March 10.50 AM CET time

The Ursus Snowpark, known for its expansive and innovative terrain, provides the perfect backdrop for the Freeski Finals. Its challenging features are set to test the mettle of the competitors, pushing them to showcase their best tricks and skills.

The Freeski Finals will feature the crème de la crème of young freeski talent. These athletes, who represent the future of the sport, will compete for the title and the chance to be recognized on an international stage.

The World Rookie Tour has always been about spotlighting the immense talent and potential of young athletes in action sports,” stated Marco Sampaoli, Media Manager at World Rookie Tour. “By offering live streaming of our events, we are thrilled to extend our reach and share the incredible moments of these rising stars with a global audience. This is a chance to see the future of action sports unfold in real time.”

live streaming

Viewers can expect an immersive experience, with the live stream capturing every thrilling moment of the competition. From high-flying jumps to technical rail tricks, the Freeski Finals promise to be a display of skill, creativity, and athleticism.

To tune in to the live stream of the Freeski Finals at Madonna di Campiglio, fans are encouraged to follow its social media channels for streaming details, schedules, and updates.


World Rookie Tour and Prime Park Sessions announce extension of partnership for 2024

Prime Park Sessions
Melvin Seliberg (SWE) – Prime Park Sessions 2023

Stubaier Gletscher, Austria
Snowboard & Freeski

The World Rookie Tour and Prime Park Sessions are pleased to announce the extension of their partnership for the year 2024. This collaboration, which has already led to great successes in previous years, is renewed with the aim of continuing to support and promote youth snowboarding and freeskiing globally.

The World Rookie Tour, the largest international snowboarding and freeskiing circuit for young talents, and Prime Park Sessions, one of the most prestigious training programs in the snowboarding and freeskiing landscape, join forces to offer young athletes an unparalleled opportunity to compete, grow, and showcase themselves on the international stage.

The extension of this partnership reflects the joint commitment of both parties to provide a high-level competitive environment where young snowboarders and freeskiers can test their skills and aspire to great achievements in the world of snowboarding and freeskiing.

The partnership between the World Rookie Tour and Prime Park Sessions has been incredibly positive and fruitful in past years,” said Meinhard Trojer – World Rookie Tour Event Coordinator. “We are excited to continue this collaboration and work together to promote and support young snowboarding and freeskiing talents worldwide.

Prime Park Sessions
Chauen Lee (KOR) – Prime Park Sessions 2023

Similarly, Daniel Schießl – Project Manager of Legs of Steel for Prime Park Sessions, added: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with the World Rookie Tour for 2024. Together, we will continue to offer youth athletes an outstanding stage to showcase their talent and fulfill their dreams in the world of snowboarding and freeskiing.”

The male and female winners of the World Rookie Freeski Finals in Madonna di Campiglio and World Rookie Snowboard Finals in Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria will have the honor of participating in the 2024 edition of Prime Park Sessions.

The 2024 edition, will take place at Stubai Glacier in Austria, promising to be an exciting year, with exceptional events, extraordinary talents, and unforgettable moments on the slopes worldwide.

Prime Park Sessions
William Bostadløkken (NOR) – Prime Park Sessions 2023

Stay updated on upcoming events and news by following our social media pages and official website. To follow the Snowboard, Freeski, and Skateboard schedule, follow the online version here.

About Prime Park Session:
Prime Park Session is one of the most prestigious events in the snowboarding and freeskiing landscape, offering an outstanding stage for the world’s top snowboarders and freeskiers to compete and showcase themselves.

Prime Park Sessions
Hanna Karrer (AUT) – Prime Park Sessions 2023

Schilthorn Rookie Fest cancelled

We regret to inform you that the upcoming stage of the Schilthorn Rookie Fest has been canceled due to insufficient snowfall. Despite our best efforts to prepare the course, the current conditions do not meet our safety standards for the event.

We understand that this news may be disappointing, especially for those who were eagerly anticipating this leg of the competition. However, the safety and well-being of our participants remain our top priority.


Please note that we eagerly await the freeskiers in Madonna di Campiglio for the World Rookie Freeski Finals from 10th to 15th March and the snowboarders in Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun for the World Snowborad Finals from 17th to 22nd.

World Rookie Freeski Finals 2024 Slopestyle course

Madonna di Campiglio (Italy) – 10.15 March 2024
Slopestyle and Big Air

slopestyle course

We are thrilled to share with you an exciting update! The much-awaited World Rookie Freeski Finals 2024 from March 10th to March 15th in Madonna di Campiglio, will feature the course preview of one of the most progressive lines ever seen: the L line of Ursus Snowpark.

The organizing committee underlines that the competition will exclusively take place along the L line during the World Rookie Freeski Finals and that the M line will not be part of the competition course. Please keep this in mind while evaluating your participation in the event. This decision has been made to ensure the highest level of safety and performance quality during the event. It will be an unforgettable experience for all freestyle enthusiasts and anyone who wishes to witness the thrill of high-level skiing up close.

slopestyle course

We are proud to announce that the L line will serve as the main stage for the incredible performances of the participating athletes. Specifically designed to push the boundaries of freestyle skiing, this line promises unprecedented spectacle and innovation. The L line has been specially designed and prepared to offer exciting and spectacular challenges to the participating athletes. The jumps, features, and elements along this line will provide an exceptional stage to showcase the talent and creativity of emerging freeskiers from around the world.

“One of the most progressive kicker line with three jumps followed by two rails set.” said Gian Luca “Jimmi” Zanetti, race director WRT and Ursus Snowpark ManagerThe kickers offer a wide range of size, the first kicker with a minimum size on sweet spot of 10 meters to a max of 17 meters, second kickers offer a range between 14 to 22 meters while third kicker a size between 17 to 27 meters“.

The racecourse of the World Rookie Freeski Finals 2024, set at the Ursus Snowpark in Madonna di Campiglio, will not only showcase the exceptional talent of our competing athletes but will also provide a unique opportunity for skiing enthusiasts to witness an event that will set a new standard in the world of winter sports.

We look forward to welcoming you to support our talented athletes and to experience together the unique atmosphere of this extraordinary event!

Registrations for the World Rookie Freeski Finals 2024 are open, fill in the form at the following link and send it back to

Join us in Madonna di Campiglio from March 10th to March 15th for a week of adrenaline-pumping action, camaraderie, and unforgettable moments on the slopes. And, if you want to stay longer, we are pleased to announce that we are offering favorable conditions to all those who wish to stay in Madonna di Campiglio to train in preparation for the Junior World Championship, scheduled from March 22nd to March 30th in Livigno. For more information, please contact us via email.

The future is definitely here!

slopestyle course

UK Rookie Fest 2024

Snowboard and Freeski

29th February – March 1st, Snozone – Milton Keynes (UK)

UK Rookie Fest

For the very first time, the World Rookie Tour is set to make a stop in the UK on real snow! 
The UK Rookie Fest offers a chance for the two top riders in both FreeSki and Snowboard to secure an invitation to the World finals in Italy (FreeSki) and Austria (Snowboard). 
This exciting event in the World Rookie Tour will be hosted at SNOZONE – Milton Keynes, the premier snow centre in the UK for indoor freestyle skiing and snowboarding.
With its contemporary approach and positive atmosphere, Snozone provides the ideal setting for a World Rookie Tour competition. Join us on February 29th and March 1st at Snozone – Milton Keynes!

Snozone Milton Keynes welcomes you on February 29th and March 1st as we proudly host the World Rookie Tour, UK Rookie Fest. We look forward to welcoming you for this awesome freestyle ski & snowboard event at our indoor snow slopes. We have an awesome park setup planned filled with rails, pipes & kickers.

You can register at the following LINK

UK Rookie Fest

We’ll have freestyle features out on the slopes for both guests and competitors, as shown in the plan below, so if you or anyone you know wants the opportunity to secure an invitation to the World finals in Italy (Freeski) and Austria (Snowboard), make sure you register now – link here

UK Rookie Fest

Watch out for the video about the competition field on our Instagram page.

Event Program

  • 29. Feb. – Qualifications
    18:00 – 18:45 – bib distribution/check-in
    19:00 – Coach/Riders Meeting
    19:15 – 20:00 Training
    20:15 – 21:45 Qualifications
  • 1. Mar. – Finals
    19:15 – 19:45 Training
    20:00 – 21:15 Finals
    21:30 – Award Ceremony and Prizes!

Free Ski and Snowboard are starting together. Heats and starting lists will be distributed on-site.
Qualifications – 2 runs, best counts
Finals – 3 runs, best counts
Judging criteria – overall impression (will be explained at the Coach/Riders Meeting)

You can download HERE the infosheet

UK Rookie Fest

Innsbruck Freeski World Rookie Fest 2024

Nordkette Skyline Park – Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria, 17 – 19.02.2024

Innsbruck, Austria, is proud to host the 6th Edition of the Freeski World Rookie Fest from 17.-19.02.2024. Once again Nordkette Skyline Park will host the next generation of Freeski to showcase the future of the sport. Riders will hit the Slopestyle course above Innsbruck to determine who will get tickets for this year’s World Rookie Freeski Finals later on this season.

– Riders, male and female, born 1st January 2006 and younger are admitted into the rookie fest.

– Riders age groups: born 2006 until 2008 (Rookies) – 2009 and younger (Groms).

Registration and entries:
Entries will be accepted without nation quotas and via the official FIS Team entry form by National Ski Associations or with the attached WRT Entry form. Entries have to be sent no later than 15.02.2024 to

mobile: +43 650 56 37 424

Download WRF Entryform

Rules: The competition will be held under FIS Rules and regulations for Freeski. This competition is a Freeski Slopestyle FIS NYC Comp. and is open to both men and women. This competition will follow an official program that will be available to all participants. The organizing committee reserves the right to change the schedule depending on snow conditions, weather, or the decision of the competition jury.

Download WRF Infosheet

Entry Fee:

  • 65€ Entry Fee Rider (incl. 2 days Lift Pass + 1 Lunch)
  • 45€ without Lift Pass
  • 40€ Entry Fee Coaches (incl. 2 days Lift Pass + 1 Lunch)
  • 20€ without Lift Pass
  • 30€ Bib Deposit (cash on location only)

Lift tickets for 2 days – in case of reserve day there will be an additional Lift Ticket for Monday given out for free.
BIBS has to be returned immediately after the competition.
The full amount of the Entry fee is to be paid per bank transfer before or in cash at the event. The invoice will follow after the inscription.

Slovakia Rookie Fest 2024

10.02.2024: snowboard slopestyle (Rookie & Grom)

11.02.2024: freeski slopestyle (Rookie & Grom)

Donovaly, Slovakia

Snowboard and Freeski teams: save the date 10 – 11 February 2024 for the revival of freestyle in Slovakia. We are pleased to welcome you all to Donovaly for the World Rookie Tour stop in Slovakia. We will meet on Friday 09.02. for the unofficial training, following races during the weekend, workshops and a lot of fun.
The ski resort in Donovaly is the hometown of freestyle in Slovakia. We hope you will experience not only great competition but also a drop of beautiful nature, domestic cuisine and new friendships in the heart of our country. We are happy to welcome you to Donovaly!

For inscription for individuals fill up the form at the following LINK; for larger/club registrations send an email to

Entry fee: 20 € / racer/day (cash only) – DEADLINE ENTRIES 05.02.2024

Skipass: 15 €/ day (+2 € deposit)

By attending both the WRT and FIS races, check the FIS website for further info regarding the FIS race

Race Office @ Apres ski bar Záhradište: 7:30 – 8:30 / 11:00 – 12:00

Matej Matys, +421 904 273 970,
Ján Jakubčo, +421 918 359 589

Download HERE the infosheet

donovaly slovakia

Maramures Rookie Fest 2024

1 – 4 February, Borsa – Maramures (Romania)

With pride, we announce the organization of the third stage of the Maramureș Rookie Fest, part of the World Rookie Tour circuit it will take place on the Olympic Slope in Borșa (Romania). This marks the fourth winter event within the World Rookie Tour organized by the Extreme Sports Club RIVULUS Association in partnership with the Borșa Telegondola. Notably, in 2022, we hosted two stages of the World Rookie Tour in Romania. Currently, we have 50 riders from across Europe confirmed for this event. Countries such as Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, Slovenia, Bulgaria or Romania have confirmed their participation in the event.

We will bring together young people passionate about extreme sports from all over the world. During four adrenaline-filled days, participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in disciplines such as snowboarding and skiing.

This third edition continues to strengthen the position of Maramureș Rookie Fest within the World Rookie Tour circuit, thus confirming our status as hosts of an event of excellence in the field of extreme sports. We expect the presence of outstanding talents and are determined to offer an unforgettable experience to both participants and spectators“, the organizers said.

We’re delighted to have them with us. All riders know that Romania offers a unique vibe. The Carpathian Mountains eagerly await, providing a landscape distinct from the Alps, Dolomites, and other familiar ranges. This is a truly special event. The event, dedicated to both skiers and snowboarders in the freestyle or slopestyle variants, represents a unique opportunity for Romanian riders to compete in a global circuit, accumulating points and interacting with riders from other countries.

Riders come eagerly to Maramureș, the most traditional part of Romania. Beyond the spectacular scenery, our hospitality, unmatched anywhere else globally, welcomes them from the bottom of our hearts. We also proudly offer the most beautiful and spectacular prizes for the riders.

Here’s a detailed schedule of the competition :

Thursday, February 1, 2024:
– Arrival and reception of athletes at hotels in Borsa
– Dinner at the hotel

Friday, February 2, 2024:
– Breakfast at the hotel
– Technical meeting in the snowpark of Borsa resort
– Official training day
– 5:30 PM Gathering at the Cultural Center in Borsa to watch a film about the resort and its significance in Romanian and Eastern European skiing
– Evening dinner at the hotel

Saturday, February 3, 2024:
– Breakfast at the hotel
– Competition day:
– 9:00-10:30 Warm-up
– 10:30-10:45 Technical meeting with riders and coaches
– 11:00-13:30 Qualifications for both snowboard and free ski, boys and girls
– 1:30-2:00 PM Reshape at the snowpark
– 2:00-4:00 PM Finals for both snowboard and ski
– 5:30 PM Award ceremony at the base of the slope
– Evening: Party with DJ, music, and fun, jibbing competition at the base of the slope (6:00 PM)

Sunday, February 4, 2024:
– Breakfast
– Departure of athletes home

Registration Fee: 40 euro or 200 ron

For information and registration:




8.-11.2.2024 VUOKATTI

What are you waiting for?
Come and join the 2024 World Rookie Tour: the future is here!

Welcome to Vuokatti, Finland. Vuokatti is a legendary place for freestyle snowboarding in Finland. Finnish Snowboard Academy has been here since 2004 and also Olympic training center for winter sports is located here. Vuokatti ski resort has two amazing snowparks made in co-work with Schneestern.

In Finland Rookie Fest 2024 Vuokatti we have many extra activities like skateboarding and trampoline sessions, SafeShred and Zero+ points and night RAIL JAM on the slopes.

Here are recaps from the 21/22 video link and the 22/23 video link

The organization reserves the right to make changes.

Age groups

Kids (1st of January 2013 and after)
Grom (After 1st of January 2008)
Rookie (1st of January 2006 to the 31st of December 2008.)


  • 2 All-inclusive tickets for the 2024 World Rookie Finals in Kaprun Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun (Austria), 2 Fall Camp tickets in Ruka. Including tickets and coaching.
  • All podium riders in Groms and Rookies will be qualified for the 2024 World Rookie Finals in Kaprun (Austria), And Goodies from the sponsors.

Qualified Riders

National team athletes can be registered directly by the National Snowboard Association (registration to be submitted  by the national secretary or national/regional coach)


Registration must be done by the National Federation for the whole “National Team”, by sending the application form to

Finnish athletes can be registered for the event through

Entry fee 35€ (card)
Bibs Deposit ID or 30€ (cash)
Judging With official judges and snowboard experts.
Park Shaping Vuokatti Snowpark.
Transportation Local bus service to Vuokatti is available from Kajaani (A taxi from Kajaani to Vuokatti is about 100€)
Media Accreditation Contact by e-mail at
TV Production & Pics After the event, video highlights, footage and photos of the event will be available


Hotel Aateli Hillside is right next to the slopes. Rooms with drying cabinets.
Fully equipped apartments and villas in the centre of the slope: saunas, kitchen, drying cabinets etc.
20 % discount with the code “ROOKIE TOUR” (on the online system fill in after choosing the accommodation)
Valid for min. 2 nights’ reservations for the period 8th – 11th of Feb.

RESERVATIONS – phone +358 44 555 2828

IMPORTANT: if you have any special request for your accommodation just contact the sales office

Skipasses Rookie Fest ́24 competitors and coaches
1 day 39€ / child 6-12 y. 26€
2 days 74€/ child 6-12 y. 48€
3 days 103€ / child 6-12 y 67€
4 days 129€/ child 6-12 y. 84€
5 days 155€/ child 6-12 y. 102€
6 days 174€/ child 6-12 y. 114€
VAT 10%, Skipass prices don’t include Keycard. Keycard 7 € (SkiData keycard)

Skipasses for competitors family members according to normal price list:
1 day 49€ / child 6-12 y. 32€
2 days 92€/ child 6-12 y. 60€
3 days 129€ / child 6-12 y 84€
4 days 161€/ child 6-12 y. 105€
5 days 194€/ child 6-12 y. 127€
6 days 217€/ child 6-12 y. 142€

Skipass prices don’t include Keycard. Keycard 7 € (SkiData keycard)

Sponsor & Partner
Sponsor: Vuokatti Ski Resort, Blue Tomato, Kuoma, Burton, Nitro, TSG International, Elle Erre, Red Bull.
Media Partner: Sequence,, Prime Snowboarding, Quattro Media.

Here you can download here the Finland Rookie Fest 2024 Vuokatti info

World Rookie Tour 2024 Announcement

The Black Yeti is ready to travel the world to find the next youth pros of Snowboard and Freeski

The Black Yeti wants to wish you a wonderful start to the year and what better way than with the announcement of a super tour for 2024?
So, save the dates for the 2024 World Rookie Tour Calendar, including the Big Snowboard and Freeski Finals: take a look at where and when the stars of the future will be fighting it out!

The first stop will kick off in the middle of the Alps, from January 13th until January 20th, in Livigno (ITA), for the Livigno World Rookie Fest 19th edition. After the traditional launching event in Italy, then Black Yeti will stretch through hitting some of the best ski resorts all over the world.

The 2024 World Rookie Tour has a fantastic calendar ready, with many events across Europe and beyond. From East Europe with the Maramures Rookie Fest and Greece with the Hellas Rookie Fest to Northern Europe, Finland, for the Finland Rookie Fest 2024 Vuokatti. Then again in East Europe for the Slovakia Rookie Fest in Donovaly (Slovakia) and the heart of Tyrol the Innsbruck Rookie Fest will take place for the fifth time. Meanwhile, Colorado in the USA will be waiting for snowboarders and freeskiers to compete in the US Grom Fest, following, beyond the Danube, we will have the second edition of the Hungarian Rookie Fest. After that, the Black Yeti is going to fly to Japan for the X-Jam Rookie Fest and then come back to Europe for the Sudelfeld Rookie Fest in Germany. Great Britain will host the UK Rookie Fest while the Schilthorn Rookie Fest will return to Switzerland. The last qualifying stage will take place in Bulgaria with Pamporovo Rookie Fest, just before the World Finals.

The last stops of the year will take us straight to the Big Finals, to award the new World Rookie and Grom Champions. The World Rookie Freeski Finals will be back again in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, from 10th to 15th March 2024 and the World Rookie Snowboard Finals will be again in Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun/Zell am See, Austria, from 17th to 22nd March 2023 (both slopestyle and halfpipe).

As every year, the World Rookie Tour will attract the best young snowboarders and freeskiers of the world, to compete for the World Rookie Champions titles and gain incredible prizes. Such as invitations to world-class events, Red Bull Special Experience and many more prizes which will support our champions’ careers.

If your dream is to jump into the professional sports community, then the World Rookie Tour is the place to be. Join the Black Yeti force for the best winter experience of your life!

For Snowboard and Freeski Calendar, please check the last online version here.

World Rookie Tour Snowboard 2024

Poster World Rookie Tour Freeski

World Rookie Tour Freeski 2024

Registrations are open for 2024 Livigno World Rookie Fest

Registrations are open for 2024 Livigno World Rookie Fest

Snowboarding – 13.17 January 2024
Freeskiing – 16.20 January 2024

Hurry up and get your spot for the 2024 Livigno World Rookie Fest: registrations are open for the oldest and biggest World Rookie Tour event. The event will accept a maximum number of 200 snowboarders and freeskier and a special early bird discount is offered until December the 7th.

From 13th to 20th January 2024 the fabulous Mottolino Snowpark will welcome all the best under-18 rippers at this iconic competition. As usual, the program of the event will offer not only international competition but also workshops, night rail jam, parties and a lot of fun: these are the reasons why the Livigno World Rookie Fest 2024 is one of the most prestigious youth snowboard & freeski events on the planet, since 2005.

Livigno World Rookie Fest 2024 will be accompanied by countless collateral activities for an unforgettable experience not only for the athletes but also for families and fans. In fact, the competition days will be accompanied by a rich lifestyle program to guarantee all participants 7 unforgettable days of permanence in Livigno.
Avalanche clinics, yoga sessions, artistic workshops, video premieres, aperitifs and parties will complete the already busy competition program. Also, the event will host the new workshop “Black Yeti He.Art ❤️ Project”, a social and inclusive project in collaboration with local associations: Cooperativa L’impronta and Centro Diurno Disabili.

Since 2005, this incredible snowpark has been the Black Yeti’s home and offers WRT riders and teams a premium freestyle terrain to train and compete at the beginning of the winter season.
For those who did not know the technical level of this competition, you can see the highlights of the last edition

13 – 17 January: Snowboard Competition
16 – 20 January: Freeski Competition
For more details please check the complete program

All snowboarders and freeskiers who will get on the podium of the respective rookie, grom, male and female categories, will be qualified for the World Rookie Finals 2024 which will take place in Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun for snowboarding, and in Madonna di Campiglio for freeskiing.
In addition, Surf Camps in Spain are offered by our partner and many prizes from our sponsors. Finally, a special prize will be reserved for the Best Snowboard Team of the event: they will be invited to participate in the world finals of the “Red Bull Hammers with Homies” team contest in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy.

Are you ready to become an international young star of snowboarding and freeskiing?
Then Livigno is the place to be.

Thanks to the collaboration with the Livigno tourism office, athletes, companions, and friends, can join the event with several all-inclusive packages from 3 to 7 nights (in half-board treatment and double room) including 3 to 6 days lift tickets, contest registration (only for athletes), WRF event pass to all side activities and parties:
Livigno Price 2024

For a single room extra cost: 25€ per night
For a no-show not communicated at least 5 days in advance a penalty of the full amount of the reservation will be charged to the National Snowboard Association or club.

EARLY BIRD BOOKING: for bookings received and paid the latest by December the 7th 2023, a discount of 30€ per rider will be applied on packages A-B and of 50€ on package C.
No discount for coaches/parents.

IMPORTANT: if you have any special request for your accommodation, different check-in/check-out dates, accommodation in an apartment (for 7 nights only), specific hotel, just contact us and the Livigno Tourist Office will take care of all your requests!

You can download:

  • the Info Sheet at the following LINK
  • the Accreditation Form at the following LINK

Livigno World Rookie Fest 2024

Livigno World Rookie Fest – 13.20 January 2024

Snowboarding – 13.17 January 2024
Freeski – 16.20 January 2024

Since 2005, young professional athletes from all over the world had the honour and pleasure of starting their agonistic season in Livigno in the incredible Mottolino Snowpark, a premium destination in the heart of the Italian Alps where the World Rookie Tour was born almost 20 years ago. Over the years, some of the big names in snowboarding have passed through Livigno and they earned a place on the podium at this legendary event: Roope Tonteri, Staale Sandback, and Sven Thorgren to name a few. In the next 2024 edition, a maximum of 200 athletes will be able to compete, and both snowboarders and freeskiers, will represent their nation.

This year there will be many lifestyle activities: the perfect opportunity to make new international friends, and above all, to have life experiences based on fun and sport. A crazy night rail jam in Livigno city centre where everyone can challenge himself with tricks for rich prizes, an artistic workshop together with some local partners, and an avalanche clinic to learn that safety in the mountains is fundamental. Obviously, you cannot miss the legendary World Rookie Tour Final Party at the most famous disco in Livigno, the legendary Mikey’s.

Shortly, a rich week from all points of view for all the young international stars!

At the following link you can download the program and info sheet of Livigno World Rookie Fest 2024


2024 World Rookie Tour is ready, what about you?

Next generation of professional snowboarders and freeskiers, are you ready? 2024 World Rookie Tour promises to be eventful and, obviously, amazing. The Black Yeti is ready to travel around the world to find future champions and to support them in their careers.

The long journey of the winter snowboard and freeski tour begins in Italy from 13th to 20th January 2024 for the 19th edition of Livigno World Rookie Fest. Here the athletes will have the opportunity to compete in the amazing Mottolino Snowpark right in the middle of the Italian Alps.

After the qualifying stop in Italy, the tour continues: there will be stops all around the world before the World Rookie Freeski Finals in Madonna di Campiglio (ITA) from 10th  to 15th  March and in Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun/Zell am See (AUT) from March 17th  to 22nd for the World Rookie Snowboard Finals (both slopestyle and halfpipe).

The 2024 World Rookie Tour has a fantastic provisional calendar ready, with many events across Europe and beyond. From Greece with the Hellas Rookie Fest to Northern Europe, Finland, for the QKLS Rookie Fest. Colorado in the USA will be waiting for snowboarders and freeskiers to compete in US Grom Fest. In the heart of Tyrol the Innsbruck Rookie Fest will take place for the fifth time while, beyond the Danube, we will have the second edition of the Hungarian Rookie Fest. The French Alps of Font Romeu will host the third edition of the French Kiss Rookie Fest while the Schilthorn Rookie Fest will return to Switzerland. The last qualifying stage currently confirmed will take place in Bulgaria with Pamporovo Rookie Fest, just before the World Finals.

Other stops are on their way to be defined, for the updated calendar consult the following link

If your dream is to become a professional athlete, then your future begins on the World Rookie Tour.

The countdown has begun: watch here the World Rookie Skateboard Finals live streaming

The time has come: World Rookie Skateboard Finals, Saturday 7 October, at Mystic Sk8 Park (Prague)

Are you ready for the show? It will be great of course! If you are not able to come to Prague, you can see the World Rookie Tour Skateboard Finals live streaming, thanks to and Fuel.TV

World Rookie Skateboard Finals

Program of the day

  • 09:00 – 10:00 Open Training – open for all Riders World Rookie Finals
  • 10:00 – 15:00 Start WRF – Qualification run – more Detailed Program + Format will follow
  • 15:00 – 17:00 Semi-Finals Groms & Rookie Girls – Livestreaming
    Semi-Finals Groms & Rookie Girls – Livestreaming
  • 17:30 – 19:00 Finals Groms & Rookie Girls – Livestreaming
  • 17:30 – 19:00 Finals Groms & Rookie Boys – Livestreaming
  • Directly After WRT Price Giving Ceremony

At the following link you can re-watch the live streaming of the competition. Enjoy!