Rookie Squad at the Stubai Prime Park Sessions 2022

Since 2013 the international elite freeskiers and snowboarders return to Stubai Glacier year after year to prepare the winter season. From 2022 also all World Rookie Champions, male and female, snowboard and freeski, have been invited to join this iconic training: the Prime Park Sessions!

In these weeks, the Stubai Snowpark offers two perfectly prepared and safe kickers for the pro line, a combo feature with jump rail and jib knuckle as well as a rail garden in front of the majestic backdrop of the Stubai Alps. In a few words, the perfect playground for the Black Yeti squad.

Snowboarders and freeskiers line-up in Stubai, from 2022 World Rookie Tour season include Evy Poppe, Muriel Mohr, James Kanzler, Leo Landroe, Zoe Van Essen and Kamilla Kozuback. During the special training at the Prime Park Sessions they showed their incredible skills and had a great time together.

Have come to the Stubai Glacier also former rookie from the past years. Names as Marcus Kleveland, Ulrik Samony, Mia Brooks, Kuba Hroneš, Jesper Tjäder, Matej Svancer, Sven Thorgren, Takeru Otsuka and Miyabi Onitsuka, World Champions, X-Games and FIS World Cup winners, Olympic medalists, and numerous pros were also in the mix. And you? What are you waiting for? If you dream to become a professional action sport athlete, then your future starts from the World Rookie Tour!

Waiting for the 2023 edition, watch the Rookie Squad highlights videos at the links below:

Prime Park Sessions Snowboard Squad

Prime Park Sessions Freeski Squad

Filming and editing: Andreas Monsberger

Additional Filming: Single Cask Production @singlecaskproductions, Fabi Hyden @fabihyden, Jannis Hoffmann @hoffi_fpv

Pics: Syo van Vliet @syovanvliet

Four stops towards the World Rookie Skateboard Finals 2022  

Last chance to qualify for the finals in Innsbruck 

World Rookie Tour Skateboarding 2022 is coming to an end, the Black Yeti has traveled far and wide but it’s not quite over yet. UK Rookie Fest, Modena Rookie Fest, Athens Rookie Fest and Prague Rookie Fest are ready to host the best young skaters and give them the opportunity to qualify for the finals and become the World Rookie Skateboard Champion 2022.

UK Rookie Fest
The World Rookie Tour is back again in in the UK, at Graystone ‘The Home of Action Sports’ in Manchester, a city with a rich history and tradition in skateboarding. All the information are available here.

Modena Rookie Fest
After the success of the first edition, World Rookie Tour Skateboard returns to Modena: the appointment is from 16 until 18 September! Modena is ready to host for the second year in a row, a stop of the World Rookie Tour Skateboard with a special program of side activities: Friday night session at Rock & Ride Skatepark, Saturday City Jam in old town and, of course, the WRT event on Sunday, September the 18th. Find here all the information.

Athens Rookie Fest
The World Rookie Tour skateboard contest is hosted for the first time in Athens on September 23rd and 24th, at Marousi Skate bmx park, located at the side of the legendary OAKA Olympic stadium. An amazing location at the north of Athens, that gathers most of the local skateboarding community. Click here to find all the information about program and registration.

Prague Rookie Fest
World Rookie Tour come back in Czechia for the Prague Rookie Fest in one of the most iconic European skatepark: the Mystic Skatepark. From September the 23th to September the 25th, if you are a skate fan or if your dream is to start a professional skate carrier, then the Mystic Skatepark is the place to be!

Don’t miss the last opportunities to be one of the best young skaters from all over the world that will land in Austria from 30 September to 2nd of October 2022. Incredible prices like invitations to the Simple Session 2023 in Tallin, Mystic Sk8 Cup 2023 in Prague and special Red Bull Experiences, are waiting for you!

All the information about the World Rookie Skateboard Finals are available here.

Registrations and Information:
World Rookie Registration – Skateboard – World Rookie Tour

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

Follow the World Rookie Tour
Instagram: @worldrookietour #worldrookietour

If you dream to become a professional action sport athlete,
then your future starts from the World Rookie Tour!

World Rookie Snowboard Final 2022 – Day 1

We are working not only to offer a great comp but also a unique international opportunity for personal growth to all our riders, coaches, partners, and friends.
After the emotional ceremony a workshop about “basic human rights” took place, in cooperation with the SafeShred program by World Snowboard Federation.

Here you can find all the pictures from the first day at the World Rookie Snowboard Finals 2022! See you on the slope!

2021 World Rookie Snowboard and Freeski Finals come together

From April the 24th to May the 2nd, the best youngsters
will compete in Hintertux, Austria

Download the info sheet here

A new location will host the most awaited youth event of this winter season: the 2021 World Rookie Finals, for both Snowboard and Freeski, will take place in Hintertux Gletscher, Austria, from Sunday April the 25th to Sunday May the 2nd 2021.

After a difficult season with several calendar updates due to the covid emergency situation, Black Yeti is ready to announce the end of season World Rookie Finals for snowboard and freeski. The already famous Betterpark on the top of the Hintertux glacier, well known for its autumn and spring high quality sessions, will offer the perfect set-up for 2021 slopestyle finals.

The event will assign the 2021 World Rookie Champions title for Snowboard and Freeski and tons of amazing prizes: the snowboard and freeski, male and female, rookie champions will be qualified for the 2021.22 FIS World Cup, invitations to the 2022 Absolute Spring Battle, invitations to the WRT Shooting for the best riders of the event, many surf experience in Santander offered by, snowboard and freeski equipment offered by our sponsors Burton, Union, TSG, Blue-Tomato, Jail Jam, Volkl, Marker, Level and more.

If you dream to became a professional snowboarder or freeskier, then the 2021 World Rookie Finals are the place to be. Save the date and get prepared: the Black Yeti is waiting for you all.

Skeleton Program:
April 25: Arrival day (Freeski)
April 26: Training day (Freeski)
April 27: Competition day (Freeski)
April 28: Competition day (Freeski) and Arrival Day (Snowboard)
April 29: Training day (Snowboard)
April 30: Competition day (Snowboard)
May 1: Competition day (Snowboard)
May 2: Reserve day

The program can change due to weather, snow conditions and amount of riders.

Entry Criteria to the 2021 World Rookie Finals:
– Due to the Covid-19 Restrictions in Austria, only riders born from 2003 till 2007 and with active FIS-Licence are allowed to partecipate. Partecipants will be divided in 2 age groups: Rookies 2003-2005 and Groms 2006-2007.
– The top 3 riders, male and female, rookie and grom, from every previous World Rookie Tour event from season 2019/20 and 2020/21 are qualified. In addition every National Association is allowed to register 5 snowboarders and 5 freeskiers (2 rookie men, 1 rookie girl, 1 grom men, 1 grom girl).
– In addition for snowboard only, are qualified also the top 20 riders from World Rookie Rank and top 10 riders from Grom Rank by April the 16th.

Registration and Entries:
Registrations will open on April the 6th 2021.
Only secretary or coaches from National Associations are allowed to send their team registrations using the official FIS Entry Form at

Detailed informations:
The complete event info sheet including detailed program, general event information, covid precision, partecipation costs and hotel informations will be available latest by Friday, April the 2nd 2021.

For additional information about WRT Snowboard: Meinhard Trojer +43.650.56.37.424
For additional information about WRT Freeski: Marco Sampaoli +39.340.32.85.569

Photo Credits Becknaphoto

2021 World Rookie Tour Provisional Calendar
For Snowboard, Freeski and Skateboard, please check the last online version here.

Follow the World Rookie Tour
Instagram:  @worldrookietour #worldrookietour

If you dream to become a professional action sport athlete,
then your future starts from the World Rookie Tour!

Modena Rookie Fest by Rock&Ride

Modena, ITA, 30 October – 1 November 2020


Modena is ready to welcome young skaters, from 30 October to 1 November, last qualification to the World Rookie Tour Skateboarding 2020. The last chance – after the stops in Germany, Switzerland and the Czech Republic – to get a post for the end of season World Rookie Tour Skateboard Final in Innsbruck (Austria), scheduled from 13 to 15 November.

More than 50 national and international athletes are expected, divided into the four categories in the competition: groom and rookie, male and female. Many prizes in products are ready for the best skaters, in addition to the qualifications for the World Rookie Finals in Innsbruck where the champions will be awarded with incredible prizes: invitations to some of the most prestigious skate competitions in the world.

During the three days in Modena, skaters will have the opportunity to get involved and demonstrate their skills inside the Rock & Ride Skatepark (in Via del Lancillotto, 10/12), the largest indoor skatepark in Emilia-Romagna.

Furthermore, in line with the philosophy that characterizes the World Rookie Tour, the athletes will participate in artistic and culinary workshops, taking advantage of the various typical excellences of the Modena area. Starting from Wednesday 28 October, a delegation made up of the best European skaters who have participated in the previous stages of the World Rookie Tour Skateboarding will arrive in Modena. They will be the protagonists of an episode of the TV Show on the World Rookie Tour, broadcast on TV all over the world.

An intense program is what awaits our aspiring professional skaters:

  • Friday 30 October
    • Free training (15.00 -18.00)
    • World Rookie Tours meets Sciocolà (18.30 – 19.30)
  • Saturday 31 October
    • Free training and registrations (11.00 – 14.00)
    • Constest skateboard FISR Under 14 (15.00 – 19.00)
    • BMX Demo (19.00 – 23.00)
  • Sunday 1° November
    • Free training and registrations (11.00 – 14.00)
    • WRT Skateboard qualification (14.00 – 17.00)
    • WRT Skateboard final (14.00 – 19.00)

Registration, info   and/or
Tel +39 059.9783397 (from 9.00 till 13.00)


2020 World Rookie Tour Skateboard Calendar
Bring da Truckaz Rookie Fest – Chemnitz, Germany, 5-6 September 2020 – DONE
Skills Park Rookie Fest – Winterthur, Switzerland, 19 September 2020 – DONE
Prague Rookie Fest – Mystic Skate Park – Prague, Czech Republic, 4 October 2020 – DONE
Modena Rookie Fest – Modena, Italy, 30 October – 1 November 2020
World Rookie Skateboard Finals – Skatehall – Innsbruck, Austria, 13-15 November 2020

Follow the World Rookie Tour
Instagram:  @worldrookietour #worldrookietour

Corona Virus updates for Trentino Alto Adige area in Italy

Trentino and Alto Adige South Tyrol in Italy, where all the upcoming Italian World Rookie Tour events are scheduled in March, are not considered risk areas. FIS, FISI (Italian federation for FIS), and the Italian Government, confirmed that all the winter sports event scheduled in March and after are allowed to take place so all the next WRT event in Italy are confirmed as well: Ursus Rookie Fest in Madonna di Campiglio (15.19 march), Kronplatz Rookie Fest in Kronplatz (20.22 march) and World Rookie Freeski Finals in Seiser Alm (23.27 march) are all confirmed as scheduled.  For detailed and updated information in several languages about Corona Virus in Trentino Alto Adige Sud Tirol check the link


From our partner – Through the Wormhole: Audi Nines 2020

The Audi Nines returns to Sölden and Gurgl, Austria from 13-18 April, 2020

Take your protein pills and put your helmet on! Winter sports fans can prepare to be transported to new realms as the Audi Nines returns to Sölden and Gurgl, Austria for a third year of inter-dimensional snowboard and freeski action.

Audi Nines presented by Falken in Sölden & Gurgl
>From the 13th to the 18th of April, 2020, the Audi Nines presented by Falken returns to Sölden and Gurgl, Austria for its twelfth year. Building on the success of earlier events at this location, this year’s plans include ever-more spectacular snow features intended to challenge athletes and entertain onlookers alike, while maintaining the Audi Nines’ high standards of progressive snowpark design. Meanwhile, open-to-the-public events like the Night Shoot on Wednesday, the 15th of April in Gurgl, and the Contest Day on Saturday, the 18th of April in Sölden, continue to provide the chance for all to witness this snow sports marvel first-hand and free of charge.

Athletes Take the Lead in Course Design
For 2020 the Audi Nines riders have spearheaded the process of drafting the event’s otherworldly snow features. At a creative workshop held in Innsbruck, Austria, as documented in the “Behind the Nines” video series, the athletes came up with course designs for both the Sölden and Gurgl venues that will challenge their peers in exciting new ways, while keeping audiences reaching for the rewind button.

“The venues in Sölden and Gurgl will explore new realms of design in snow,” promises Audi Nines founder Nico Zacek. “You can expect to see even more incredible action in Big Air and Slopestyle-influenced settings, as well as some pioneering new features, like ‘The Wormhole,’ that will challenge your understanding of physics.”

“It’s rad to be able to turn some ideas you daydream about into reality,” says Clemens Millauer (AUT). “The Audi Nines team can turn doodles into your riding playground for a week.”

“For me Audi Nines is the only place where I can really say what I’d like to ride,” says Mathilde Gremaud (SUI). “ It’s amazing to see our ideas come to life.”

“There’s much production going into it,” says James Woods (GBR) of the design process. “It’s just in another league. But the basis of it is exactly why we all got into skiing and snowboarding. There is so much opportunity to get banging content for the rest of the season.”

Become A Nine: Join the Nines Family!
Don’t want to be stuck sitting at home while the action goes down in Sölden and Gurgl? As always, the Become A Nine video contest gives passionate athletes worldwide—male and female, skier and snowboarder—the awesome chance to earn a spot at the session and become a member of the Audi Nines crew. Click here to find out how to enter your video submission! The deadline to submit is the 1st of April, 2020.

As always, more information about the Audi Nines can be found at Stay tuned and get ready for lift off!