Finnish flag is waving at the 2018 Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters

Black Yeti welcomed almost 75 of the best young riders from 11 different Nations around the world, arrived to compete on the slopestyle of the Pila ski resort. Despite challenging conditions caused by snowfall and low visibility, the riders exhibited a very high level of riding and great tricks.

At the AreaEffe Snowpark perfectly shaped, rookies could express themselves in tricks which brought to the podium 3 winners for each category. In Rookie boys podium, finnish rider, dominated the competition and won all three steps of the podium: Valtteri Kautonen (FIN) brought home gold medal, Joonas Bergman (FIN) and Sami Kallo (FIN) return to their homeland with silver and bronze respectively. Valtteri gave the best of himself in his 3nd run where he has stomped cab270 in, switch 50/50 to switch backside360 out on the rail set, cab 720, switch backside 900 and backside 540 on the kickers.

Merit also goes to italian Emma Gennero (ITA) that have claimed victory in the Rookie girls category thanks to her 3nd run: cab180 in, 50/50, 50/50 on the rail set, indy, backside360, frontside360 on the kickers. Second and third place for Sirja Niemi (FIN) and Lucie Silvestre (FRA).

England occupies the first places on the podium in the Grom category with Gabriel Adams (GBR) for the boys and Amber Fennel (GBR) for the girls.

In this first edition of the Pila Rookie Fest, prizes were awarded to even the smallest riders that they’re sending it too despite their age: Romani Allemand (FRA), Charlie Lane (GBR) and Jan Golinczak (POL) are the winners and they have respectively twelve, eleven and ten years.

All the podium of rookies and groms riders are qualified for the 2018 World Rookie Finals scheduled in Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, from 10th to 15th April 2018.

World Rookie Tour writes once again an extraordinary page of international freestyle snowboard, with a serene atmosphere of international friendship.

Download full results here: http://bit.ly/PilaRookieFestbyDEEJAYXmastersFinalResult

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DAY 1 – Arrival Day – Training Day – Event Presentation – Coach Meeting – Welcome Party Pila
DAY 2 – Qualification Day @ AREAEFFE snowpark Pila 
DAY 3 – Final Day

Preview of 2018/2019 World Rookie Tour TSG Helmet

2018 Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters – PRIZE:

Grom girls:
1° PLACE: UNION binding / OAKLEY goggle / TSG helmet
2° PLACE: TSG socks / ROXY  T- shirt /  TSG protection kit
3° PLACE: TSG socks / TSG  T- shirt

Rookie girls:
1° PLACE: ALL INCLUSIVE TICKET for CORVATCH ROOKIE FEST 2018 + SURF TO LIVE SURF CAMP + UNION binding / OAKLEY goggle / TSG helmet / ROXY Backpack
2° PLACE: SURF TO LIVE SURF CAMP+ TSG socks / ROXY  T- shirt /  TSG goggle
3° PLACE: SURF TO LIVE SURF CAMP + TSG socks / TSG  T- shirt

Grom boys:
1° PLACE: TICKET TO WRT SHOOTING + UNION binding / OAKLEY goggle / TSG helmet / QUIKSILVER Cap
2° PLACE: ALL INCLUSIVE TO WORLD ROOKIE RAIL JAM MODENA  + TSG socks / QUIKSILVER  T- shirt /  TSG protection kit
3° PLACE: ALL INCLUSIVE TO WORLD ROOKIE RAIL JAM MODENA + TSG socks / TSG  T- shirt / QUIKSILVER  T- shirt

Rookie boys:
1° PLACE: ALL INCLUSIVE TICKET for WORLD ROOKIE FINALS KAPRUN + SURF TO LIVE SURF CAMP + UNION binding / OAKLEY goggle / TSG helmet / QUIKSILVER Cap
2° PLACE: SURF TO LIVE SURF CAMP + TSG socks / TSG  T- shirt / QUIKSILVER  T- shirt / TSG Backprotector
3° PLACE: SURF TO LIVE SURF CAMP + TSG socks / QUIKSILVER  T- shirt / TSG protection

Kids boys:
1° PLACE: TSG helmet / DOLLY NOIR T- shirt
2° PLACE: TSG Protection KIT / TSG Goggle
3° PLACE: TSG Protection KIT


2017.18 World Rookie Tour – Official Calendar

NZ Rookie Fest. Cardrona, New Zealand. October 05-08, 2017. Halfpipe and Slopestyle DONE
World Rookie Rail Jam. Modena, Italy. October 26-28, 2017. Urban Rail Jam DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest. Corvatsch, Swiss. December 13-17, 2017. Slopestyle DONE
DEEJAY Xmasters World Rookie Fest. Livigno, Italy. January 20-25, 2018. Slopestyle DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest. Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria. January 26-28, 2018. Halfpipe and
Slopestyle CANCELLED
USASA Grom Fest. Keystone, USA. February 10, 2018. Slopestyle DONE
Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters. Valle d’Aosta, Italy. February 22-25, 2018. Slopestyle DONE
USASA Grom Fest. Breckenridge, USA. February 25, 2018. Halfpipe
Indy Park Rookie Fest. Nekoma, Japan. March 03-04, 2018. Slopestyle
Oslo Rookie Fest. Oslo, Norway. (to be confirmed)
Mammoth Rev Tour Rookie Fest. Mammoth Mountain, California. March 15-16, 2018. Halfpipe and Slopestyle
World Rookie Finals. Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria. April 10-15, 2018. Halfpipe and Slopestyle

Follow the World Rookie Tour online:
web: www.worldrookietour.com
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour 
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
mail: info@blackyeti.info 

2018 Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters: qualification went down today

Despite challenging conditions caused by cloud and snowfall, the riders exhibited a very high level of riding as demonstrated by an impressive riding style during the qualification.

Here the results:

During the qualifications Freeride Safety Clinic was also held. It was a great success, the Black Yeti has ensured that everyone participates so that they can refine their knowledge of safety when freeriding.

The day ended, as usual, with the coach meeting. As planned, finals in Area Effe Snowpark will take place tomorrow, Saturday 24th February. All the podium riders will be qualified for the 2018 World Rookie Finals in Kaprun, Austria. Stay tuned!

Watch here all the photos of Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters – DAY 2.

Download here the quali result.

Check here the starting list of tomorrow final.

 

Photo Credits: Ania Grzelka

2018 Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters: good first take!

The Black Yeti arrived in Aosta for the first edition of the Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters, welcomed rookies and coaches and inaugurated the start of the third Italian stop of the most loved tour by young promises of the Italian and international snowboarding.

The first time in Pila began in the best way, over 70 riders from 11 countries have been welcomed by the awesome panorama views ranging from Mont Blanc to Grand Combin, from the Matterhorn to Monte Rosa.

The clouds that surrounded the park during the first day of training don’t stop riders that try the bright set up made by AreaEffe Snowpark shapers’. To start the comp there’s a downrail and a donkey, on the 2nd table there’s a tank, a box and a pooljam, on the other three there are 2 kickers each (10mt and 15mt): the better wahy to start this stop of the World Rookie Tour in Pila, athletes could not ask for anything better.

But not just sports, the event program include video premiere, Freeride Safety Camp and cultural excursion in Aosta downtown.

As usual, the first day ended with the event presentation at riders office at the Express Hotel, with a short coach meeting and a good toast in the company during the welcome happy hour.

The program of the next days includes qualifying on Friday and finals on Saturday: Rookies give the best!

Click here to see all the photos of the first day of 2018 Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters.

To discover all the riders who will compete for the podium at Pila, download the rider list for the quali HEAT 1 and HEAT 2.

Check the contest format here.

Photo Credits: Ania Grzelka

 

2017.18 World Rookie Tour – Official Calendar
NZ Rookie Fest. Cardrona, New Zealand. October 05-08, 2017. Halfpipe and Slopestyle DONE
World Rookie Rail Jam. Modena, Italy. October 26-28, 2017. Urban Rail Jam DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest. Corvatsch, Swiss. December 13-17, 2017. Slopestyle DONE
Deejay XMasters World Rookie Fest. Livigno, Italy. January 20-25, 2018. Slopestyle DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest. Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria. January 26-28, 2018. Halfpipe and
Slopestyle CANCELLED
USASA Grom Fest. Keystone, USA. February 10, 2018. Slopestyle DONE
Valle d’Aosta Rookie Fest. Pila, Italy. February 21-25, 2018. Slopestyle
USASA Grom Fest. Breckenridge, USA. February 25, 2018. Halfpipe
Indy Park Rookie Fest. Nekoma, Japan. March 03-04, 2018. Slopestyle
Oslo Rookie Fest. Oslo, Norway. (to be confirmed)
Mammoth Rev Tour Rookie Fest. Mammoth Mountain, California. March 15-16, 2018. Halfpipe and Slopestyle
World Rookie Finals. Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria. April 10-15, 2018. Halfpipe and Slopestyle

Follow the World Rookie Tour online:
web: www.worldrookietour.com
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
mail: info@blackyeti.info

 

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2018 Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters: the final countdown has begun!

Rookies get ready because the next European stop of the World Rookie Tour will be for the very first time in Pila, Valle d’Aosta, Italy, for the Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters from the 22nd to the 25th February 2018! The event will take place at the amazing Areaeffe snowpark of Pila, a beautiful freestyle terrain surrounded by the massive freeride mountains of the Alps. The park is situated at 2.200 meters and it offers 4 different lines for every level: Begginer, Intermediate, Big and Rail. Moreover, thanks to the wonderful high mountain environment, it is the best place to have fun doing some freeride. Indeed one of the activities that will be organized is a Freeride Safety Clinic aimed to enhance the knowledge about the mountain and about how to have fun safely.

Amazing freeride arena at Areaeffe Snowpark of Pila

The beautiful ski resort of Pila and the city of Aosta will host the first edition of the Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters, a great new event for the 2018 World Rookie Tour. The Pila Snowpark is amazing, with many obstacles for any level and an high quality pro-line, and it is in the middle of a beautifull freeride arena.” stated Marco Sampaoli, World Rookie Tour Co-Founder. “Also all the partecipants will stay in the same hotel, the same location where the event headquarter will be based, ensuring a great experience for everybody and a very easy general organization for all”.

“We strongly believed in youth projects and we are proud to host for the fist time a World Rookie Tour event in Pila” stated Davide Vuillermoz, Pila Ski Resort president and Italian snowboard pioneer. “We love snowboard and we invested a lot of energies in the development of the snowpark and the local freestyle community for many years, conquering the title of Best North-West Italian Snowpark in the last 2 season: we are ready to welcome the young rockers of the World Rookie Tour for a week of great fun”.

Areaeffe Snowpark of Pila

Accomodation, Packages and Entry Fee
All the riders will have the opportunity to stay in the same hotel at special rates, the same where the event headquarter will be based, with all comforts to ensure a pleasant stay.

All inclusive accommodation packages including 4 nights half board (double room) check in 21/02 check out 25/02, 3 days lift tickets, race inscription only for athletes, WRF event pass to all lifestyle activities and party at Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY XMASTERS.

€ 350,00 – (315,00 for coach/parents)

Each extra night € 50,00
Single room plus € 10,00 each night

For 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.

Prizes
The 2018 Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters will offer:
– 1 all inclusive ticket for the 2018 World Rookie Finals in Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See Kaprun, Austria
– 1 invitation to the end of season World Rookie Shooting 2018 (date and location to be announced)
– 2 all inclusive ticket to the Modena Skipass World Rookie Rail Jam (scheduled in November 2018)
– 1 all inclusive ticket to the Corvatsch Rookie Fest 2018 (scheduled in December 2018)
– 6 Surf Camp in Santander offered by Surftolive.com
– Products from our main sponsors Union Binding, Oakley, Quiksilver, Roxy and TSG for all the podium riders.

Moreover all the podium riders will be qualified for the 2018 World Rookie Finals.

Don’t miss this opportunity and sign up now! Click here to find all the info about program and booking. Download the registration form here and sent it to registration@worldrookietour.com.

Info and registrations for the Pila Rookie Fest in Valle d’Aosta, Italy:
Matteo Fregni: email registration@worldrookietour.com, phone 0039.059.9783397 or 0039.349.2210017

2018 PILA ROOKIE FEST BY DEEJAY XMASTERS PROGRAM

21st Feb 2018 – Arrival Day
15.00 – 20.00 Riders, coach and media registrations. Payment of entry Fee and accommodation packages (only in cash). Bibs Distribution. All at Race Office c/o Hotel Express Aosta– Località Autoporto, 33 – 11020 Pollein AO.

22nd Feb 2018 – Training, Video Premiere and Event Presentation
08.00 – 10.00 Riders, coach and media registrations. Payment of entry Fee and accommodation packages (only in cash). Bibs Distribution. All at Race Office c/o Hotel Express Aosta– Località Autoporto, 33 – 11020 Pollein AO.
10.30 – 14.00 Training in Slopestyle at Areaeffe Snowpark – Pila
14.00 – 16.30 Freeride safety camp at the top of the snowpark
17.30 – 18.00 Event Presentation at Race Office c/o hotel Express Aosta
18.00 – 19.30 Welcome Party at Race Office c/o hotel Express Aosta

23rd Feb 2018 – Qualifications
9.30 – 15.00 Training and Qualification in Slopestyle at Areaeffe Snowpark – Pila
16.30 Visit to Aosta city downtown
18.30 Results from Quali and Coach Meeting at Race Office c/o Hotel Express Aosta 253, Livigno

24th Feb 2018 – Finals
9.30 – 14.00 Training and Finals at Areaeffe Snowpark – Pila
15.00 Prize-giving Ceremony at Areaeffe Snowpark – Pila

25th Feb 2018 – Reserve Day or Departure Day
All day Departure or Reserve day for competition

2017.18 World Rookie Tour – Official Calendar
NZ Rookie Fest. Cardrona, New Zealand. October 05-08, 2017. Halfpipe and Slopestyle DONE
World Rookie Rail Jam. Modena, Italy. October 26-28, 2017. Urban Rail Jam DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest. Corvatsch, Swiss. December 13-17, 2017. Slopestyle DONE
DEEJAY Xmasters World Rookie Fest. Livigno, Italy. January 20-25, 2018. Slopestyle DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest. Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria. January 26-28, 2018. Halfpipe and
Slopestyle CANCELLED
USASA Grom Fest. Keystone, USA. February 10, 2018. Slopestyle
Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters. Valle d’Aosta, Italy. February 22-25, 2018. Slopestyle
USASA Grom Fest. Breckenridge, USA. February 25, 2018. Halfpipe
Indy Park Rookie Fest. Nekoma, Japan. March 03-04, 2018. Slopestyle
Oslo Rookie Fest. Oslo, Norway. (to be confirmed)
Mammoth Rev Tour Rookie Fest. Mammoth Mountain, California. March 15-16, 2018. Halfpipe and Slopestyle
World Rookie Finals. Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria. April 10-15, 2018. Halfpipe and Slopestyle