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

Thoren and Gasslitter triumph at World Rookie Tour Freeski Slopestyle Finals

The freeski slopestyle finals of the World Rookie Tour reached an electrifying conclusion with spectacular performances leaving audiences in awe. Hosted in Madonna di Campiglio at the Ursus Snowpark, the event featured 55 athletes from around the globe, showcasing their skills on the slopes. Among them, a special mention goes to Melvin Seliberg, from Sweden, in the Grom category, who defended his title with a jaw-dropping second run: Rightfoot backside cork 630 blunt, rightside cork 900 reverse japan, switch leftside cork 900 tail, leftside 270 on frontswap backside 270 off, leftside flair.

After intense competition, we are delighted to announce this year’s winners: Theo Thoren, representing Sweden, and Maria Gasslitter, hailing from Italy.

Theo Thoren, with his distinctive style and technical prowess, clinched the top spot in the men’s category, showcasing exceptional control and creativity on the slopes. His determination and dedication were evident in every move, earning him the well-deserved title of champion.
Best run: Left 270 on frontside 450 safety out, rightside doublecork 1080 safety, leftside double cork 1260 tail, switch left 270 on 270 off, leftside 540.

freeski slopestyle finals

Maria Gasslitter, from Italy, shone in the women’s category, mesmerizing the crowd with her grace and daring. Her flawless performance and mastery of tricks left an indelible mark on the competition, solidifying her status as a rising star in the world of freeskiing.
Best run: Left foot on backside 450 out, switch leftside 540 japan, leftside 720 safety, right foot forward frontside 270 off, switch rightside 180.

freeski slopestyle finals

Both winners secured their spots in the finals by triumphing in Livigno, with Maria clinching first place and Theo securing second. Their victories underscore their incredible talent and commitment, earning the respect of competitors and the entire freeski community.

The World Rookie Tour continues to be a crucial platform for discovering and celebrating emerging talents in winter sports, and we are excited to see what the future holds for Theo Thoren, Maria Gasslitter, and other participants of this extraordinary competition.

A warm applause to our winners and all participants for making the World Rookie Tour freeski finals a memorable and exhilarating event.

Relive the best moments of the day:

Grom Men Podium:

1st place – Melvin Seliberg (SWE)
2nd place – Leon Vist Benjaminsen (NOR)
3st place – Ferdinand Bellet (FRA)

freeski slopestyle finals

Rookie Women Podium:

1st place – Maria Gasslitter (ITA)
2nd place – Zoe Van Essen (NED)
3st place – Magdalena Eglseder (GER)

freeski slopestyle finals

Rookie Men Podium:

1st place – Theo Thoren (SWE)
2nd place – Victor Knutsen (SWE)
3st place – Jason Filippos Zacharopoulos (SUI)

freeski slopestyle finals

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

Black Yeti “HE.ART ❤️ PROJECT”

Black Yeti started the inclusive project “He.Art ❤️” based on sports and artistic workshops. Last year, during the World Rookie Freeski Finals, under-18 athletes of the World Rookie Tour and people with frailty or disabilities created some unique artworks: hand-painted skateboards using different techniques, and with the support of street artists. This artistic workshop has been proposed again at the Italian stop of the World Rookie Tour Skateboard in Modena.

The purpose of the “He.Art ❤️Project” is to show how sport and art can be powerful vehicles of inclusion, emotional involvement and sociality, and how they can combine and give genuine and full real-life experiences, enhancing everyone’s peculiarities. In fact, Black Yeti and World Rookie Tour believe sport is not only competition but also a growth path for athletes, their families and anyone else involved in our events.

During both events, while the athletes competed in the contest, fragile boys and girls attended introductory courses in one of our favourite disciplines: snowboarding, freeskiing and skateboarding supervised by qualified and expert coaches.

Inaugural Event and Upcoming Workshops

On Sunday November 12th, the project was presented at Modena Skatepark with the involvement of a partner association specialized in frail people. For an entire day, the skatepark was transformed into a hotbed of creativity. In fact, all the presents had the opportunity to learn the art of screen printing and personally print the Black Yeti log on their t-shirts. They decorate wooden boards with Uniposca and “help” the writer Federico Bavieri (aka TrAsT_No1) to produce the new graffiti for the Modena Skateboard School.
Finally, Luca Canali screen-printed 20 brand new skateboard decks with the Black Yeti outline for the next He.Art ❤️Project artistic workshops in Modena, Livigno, Madonna di Campiglio and Forte dei Marmi.

Watch at the following LINK the full photo gallery of the day.

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If you want more information about our project and wish to become a partner, contact us at:

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


World Rookie Skateboard Finals successfully completed

Mystic Sk8 Park, Štvanice Island, Prague, CZE, 07. Oct. 2023

Mystic Sk8 Park in Prague, Czech Republic, welcomed 80 young skaters from 20 nations from all over the world, with teams representing Europe, Asia, America, Oceania and, for the first time in WRT Sk8 Finals, Africa. After a season of qualifying events all around the countries, the 2023 World Rookie Skateboard Finals welcomed the energies and the positive vibes of tomorrow’s stars and offered all participants an immersive experience in the skateboard culture.

The event took place in a great international scenario: Mystic Skatepark is an iconic location on an island surrounded by river Vltava where the legendary Mystic Sk8 Cup started at the beginning of this century. The park is located in the middle of the beautiful city of Prague which, with its cultural and artistic attractions, offers riders and crew a unique travel and lifestyle experience.

Andres Martin Gramaglia Fusconi – 2023 World Rookie Champion

The skateboarders showcased an extremely high level of riding during a full day of qualification and finals and they competed for World Rookie Champions titles and tickets to world-class events such as Mystic Sk8 Cup and Simple Session.

In the Female category, British ripper Abbie Nicole Burns resulted the best in the comp and conquered the 2023 World Rookie Champion title. At only 14 years old, Abbie is the youngest WRT Skateboard Champion we ever had. Laura Zackova from the Czech Republic and Florence Ulrich Adcocks from Germany completed the female podium.

Girl Podium:first place Abbie Nicole Burns (GBR), second place Laura Zackova (CZE) and third place Florence Ulrich Adcocks (GER)

In the Grom Male division for under 14 years old riders, French rising star Axel Van Cuyck conquered the World Grom Champion Title, followed on the podium by Jesse Kloes (GER) and Mussie Michael (ERI).

Grom Podium: first place Axel Van Cuyck (FRA), second place Jesse Kloes (GER) and third place Mussie Michael (ERI)

In the top division of the event, the 15-19 years old rookies, we watched an amazing battle for the podium. With tons of “Italian Style” and very technical lines, Andres Martin Gramaglia Fusconi won the event and was crowned the 2023 World Rookie Champion. At only 0.3 points behind Rocco Mueller (SUI) got second place while the third position was conquered on his very last run by Gabriele Fabi from Rome, Italy.

Rookie Podium: first place Andres Martin Gramaglia Fusconi (ITA), second place Rocco Mueller (SUI) and third place Gabriele Fabi (ITA).

The competition was great but the World Rookie Skateboard Final was not only focused on the competitive side of skateboarding. In fact, the program also featured a lot of lifestyle activities to offer a unique experience to everybody: GummyLove “safe sex workshops”, social dinners, street sessions and an exclusive “Meet & Shred” session at Maxplace skatepark with local skateboard hero Maxim Habanec.

Watch the event video report here:

Check the photo gallery here:

If you were not here, then you can watch the re-run from the 2023 World Rookie Skateboard Finals in Prague here or on YouTube channel

Hellas Rookie Fest: most colorful stop!

After many difficulties and delays (regarding the location of the OAKA Skate Park which was not given to us at the last minute) we found a new space, the Asylum D.I.Y. in the Vikos Grove of Galatsi!

We apologize for the announcement a few days before the event, but we thought it was better to do it like this, than not do it at all.

Congrats to all the winners, see you in Prague!

Rookie Men Podium

Grom Men Podium

Girls Podium

See here the full photo gallery

Portugal Rookie Fest was cool!

While most of the international skate events are focused on the pro riders the World Rookie Tour proves to be the place to be for the up-and-coming generations of skateboarders.

More than a contest it’s a party and more than prizes what it gives the new skaters is opportunities and experiences that will change their lives.

Grom Men Podium

  1. Teixeira Pacal
  2. Lopes Duarte
  3. Godinho Tomás

Girls Podium

  1. Costa Rafaela
  2. Simão Mariana
  3. Galante Madalena

Rookie Men Podium

  1. Teixeira Madu
  2. Preto Pedro
  3. Toledo Nimrod

See you all in Prague this weekend for the World Rookie Skateboard Finals with young skaters from the seven corners of the world.

See the full photo gallery

Great Britain Rookie Fest: good first one!

As the first event World Rookie Tour organized in Great Britain we can say that it was a resounding success! Numerous participants, from the youngest to the oldest, took part in the competition in order to try to win one of the places for the World Rookie Skateboard Finals which will be held in Prague from 6 to 8 October, in the incredible Mystic SK8 Park.

The lucky winners are:

1st Boy: Ollie Parker
1st Boy: Ollie Parker
 1st Girl Ayva Whittenbury
1st Girl: Ayva Whittenbury
Bowl champion: Seth Wilson
Bowl champion: Seth Wilson










See you in Prague guys!

Check here the Official Video and the Photo Gallery

Portugal Rookie Fest it will be great!

Are you ready for a great skateboarding party at SLX Benedita in Portugal this weekend?! If you wanna have the opportunity to win one of the last chance to compete at the World Finals in Prague, this is the right opportunity!

Two days with not only skateboarding, but also an artistic workshop of stencil, drawing, 3D printing and a beat workshop.

Subscribe now at the following link!

WRF Modena: what a weekend!

A big thank you to Modena Skateboard School for the hospitality. But the biggest thanks goes to the boys and girls who challenged each other with tricks.
A weekend dedicated to sport, art with Nicholas Zonca, RAP workshop held by Amir Isaa and dance exhibition with the hip hop performance of Centro la Fenice.

More than 30 boys and girls put themselves to the test to win one of the places at the World Rookie Tour Skateboarding Finals which will be held from 6 to 7 October in Prague at the Mystic Cup Park.

Andres Martin Gramaglia Fusconi Rookie Champ

Men Podium
🥇Diego Fusconi
🥈Gabriele Meini
🥉Carlo Cravosio

Women Podium
🥇Giorgia Meini
🥈Federica De Crescenzo
🥉Margherita De Gaspari

Rookies Men Podium
🥇Andres Martin Gramaglia Fusconi
🥈Gabriele Fabi
🥉Diego Nardini


Debrecen World Rookie Tour 2023

The Debrecen World Rookie Tour held in the second biggest city of Hungary, brought together budding skateboarders from all over the country for an unforgettable showdown. Despite the calendar reading autumn, the sweltering heat of summer still clung to the air, making it an even more challenging and exciting event.

Debrecen, known for its vibrant skating community, was the perfect host city for this prestigious event. The competition took place at the brand-new Debrecen skatepark, hailed as Hungary’s largest and finest. The new facility offered not only an incredible street course but also a welcoming atmosphere for skateboarders to connect, learn and compete with each other.

In the end, it was the two-time U14 national champion Olivér Olaszy who emerged victorious, adding another title to his growing list of achievements. His impressive skills, fast pace, balanced and flawless performance were on full display as he took the top spot.

The Debrecen World Rookie Tour skateboarding competition was a resounding success, with a world-class skatepark, scorching summer heat, and enthusiastic participants, it was an event to remember. As the sun set over Debrecen, it marked not only the end of an incredible competition but also the promise of more thrilling WRT events to come in the future.


Grom Boys:

  1. Olivér Olaszy
  2. Jonatán Matolcsy
  3. Zsombor Rozgonyi

Rookie Boys:

  1. Dániel Turbucz
  2. Benedek Radó
  3. Barnabás Bányai

Grom Girl:

  1. Jonka Márki

World Rookie Skateboard Finals 2023

Mystic Sk8 Park, ostrov Štvanice, Prague, CZ, 06 – 08 Oct. 2023


After a season around Europe and South East Asia, the Black Yeti is ready to present the World Rookie Skateboard Finals in Mystic Sk8 Park, Prague, Czech Republic, from 6th to 8th October 2023. Best young skaters from Europe, Asia and the US will land in Prague for a unique sports and lifestyle event in a great international scenario. Don’t worry, there are still other events in Europe to qualify for the finals (follow the WRT Calendar online) but from today on the registrations for the Finals are open!

Mystic Skatepark is an iconic location on an island surrounded by river Vltava in the middle of the beautiful city of Prague. In this unique scenario, the World Rookie Skateboard Champions 2023 will be crowned and incredible prizes will be awarded: a wildcard to Simple Session 2024 and several invitations to the Mystic Sk8 Cup 2024, invitations to special Red Bull Experience and many products from our partners Blue-Tomato, TSG, Etnies and Volcom.

The event will be broadcasted live by our partners and Fuel.TV.

If you are a skateboard fan or if your dream is to start a professional skate career, then Mystic SK8 Park in Prague is the place to be from the 6th to the 8th of October, for the 2023 World Rookie Skateboard Finals!

Registration at the following link


Skaters Package all included
€ 220,00: Entry Fee, 2 Nights at the hotel Florentina Boat with Breakfast in a double room, (06 – 08.10.2023) parked near the skatepark & Stalin plaza with 2 x Dinners Friday/Saturday at the sk8 park + Goodie Bag (single rooms are also available for additional cost)
Coach or Parents Package all included
€ 170,00 2 Nights on the hotel Florentina Boat in a double room with Breakfast parked near the skatepark & Stalin plaza with 2 x Dinner at the skatepark Friday/Saturday and Goodie (single rooms also available for additional cost)
Local Skaters package / no lodging
€ 60,00 Entry Fee + Goodie Bag
Soft drinks during the contest are included for all skaters.
Help for hotel booking:


Friday 6 October – Arrival Day World Rookie Final
10.00 – 22.00: Park is open for practice – free of charge
13.00 -19.00 Registration. NB: Everybody has to do the location Registration as well as the pre-registered Rider
19.00 – 21.00: Diner all together at the Mystic Sk8 Park

Saturday 07 October – World Rookie Final competition day
9.00 – 10.00: Open Training for all Riders WRF
10.00 – 15.00: Start WRF – Qualification run – more Detailed Program + Format will follow
15.00 – 17.00: Semi Finals Groms & Rookie Girls – Livestream
17.30 – 19.00: Final Groms & Rookie Girls – Livestream
Directly After WRF Price Giving Ceremony
20.00 – 22.00: Diner all together at the Mystic Sk8 Park

Sunday 08 October –  Departure Day World Rookie Final
11.00 – 13.00: Stalin Plaza skate session for registered skaters

Info and bookings

Download all info here

Trentino Skate Camp: summer 2023 with Black Yeti!

For the first year, World Rookie Tour organizes the Trentino Skate Camp together with Modena Skateboard School!

The idea starts from the desire to offer to all our kids who are passionate about action sports a week of training and other recreational-cultural activities in the open air, together with their friends from all over Europe, in the fantastic location of the Madonna di Campiglio Dolomites.

The focus is on the personal growth of individuals rather than on competition, an aspect often not considered in other activities of this type.

The week will be from 2 to 8 July 2023 together with our skateboard instructors and special guests!

All-inclusive price is € 799.00 per participant, in the case of siblings the price is reduced to €750.00
– 6 nights in multiple room with full board treatment in a 3*S hotel with swimming pool and gym
– two coaches always present to learn and perfect different tricks. Athletic preparation and proprioception suitable for skateboarding
– World Rookie Tour clothing kit
– trips and extra activities in the midst of nature in the splendid setting of the Dolomites between Pinzolo and Madonna di Campiglio
– insurance

Pinzolo (TN) return transfers are excluded

To register, fill in the form at the following LINK and pay the deposit of € 400.00 (the remaining amount must be paid by 30 June or at the latest in cash upon arrival in Pinzolo).

The camp will be confirmed when the minimum number of participants is reached by May 30th, then an information meeting (both online and by person) will be organized.

The camp is open to all those who wish to participate, as long as they are FISR members. Those without it can join our sports club at a cost of €30 (valid until 30 September 2023)

NB: Discounts are available for accompanying persons of clubs/groups who enroll at least 5 athletes

WRT Riders at the 2023 Swatch Nines

WRT 2023 Champs William Bostadloekken (ski) Daisy Thomas (ski) and Chaeun Lee (snowboard) were in Schilthorn for the incredible Swatch Nines 2023, one of the most prestigious events on the planet. Black Yeti offered them invitations to this iconic event, a once-in-lifetime opportunity to jump into the professional world of snowboarding and freeskiing.

Over 60 athletes participated in this multi-disciplinary meeting: skiers, snowboarders, skateboarders and bikers.

The event saw the participation not only of the 2023 WRT Champs, but also others former rookies were in the riders list, such as:

– the MVPs of the Swatch Nines 2023 Fridtjof Tischendorf (WRT Grom Champ in 2011)

– Mia Brooks (WRT Champ in 2022)

– Kirsty Muir (WRT podium in 2018)

– Hiroto Ogiwara (WRT Champ in 2021 and 2022)

– Kuba Hrones (WRT podium in 2022)

Watch out the official event highlight where all our WRT rider are featured here:



Lee Chaeun
William Boastadlokken
Daisy Thomas-Kirsty Muir-Megan Oldham

World Rookie Tour and Swatch Nines join forces

The Next Generation of Nines: 17-22 April 2023 – Schilthorn, Switzerland 

From its beginnings, World Rookie Tour has collaborated with the most prestigious events to help young riders to make their dream come true and enter the world of the professional ski and snowboard community.

Today, the Black Yeti is proud and excited to announce that the new Swatch Nines, one of the most famous non-competitive media events in the world, confirms its partnership with the World Rookie Tour!

All WRT slopestyle Champions 2023, in snowboarding and freeskiing, male and female, will be invited to this unique event for the full 6 days! World Rookie Snowboard Finals will be back once again in Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun/Zell am See in Austria from the 20th to the 26th of March 2023 and World Rookie Freeski Finals in Madonna di Campiglio in Italy, from the 26th to the 30th of March 2023.

With a new name and location but the same philosophy of action sports evolution, Swatch Nines presented by Falken will make its debut from the 17th to the 22nd of April, 2023, at Schilthorn, Switzerland, concluding with a public demonstration day on Saturday, the 22nd of April,” said Nico Zacek, founder of Swatch Nines.

We are stoked to renew the partnership with Swatch Nines, one of the most prestigious events on the planet,” stated Meinhard Trojer, WRT co-founder. “To offer an invitation to this iconic event to our WRT Champs is a once-in-lifetime opportunity to jump into the professional world of snowboarding and freeskiing. And it is the perfect example of one of our main missions: to find and support tomorrow’s stars.”

Become A Nine video contest
In addition to WRT’s Champs invitations, there is another way to earn an invite to Swatch Nines. The Become A Nine video contest, online at, will offer four invitations, two for skiers and two for snowboarders. Make your video and get involved!

For further information on Swatch Nines

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Kronplatz Rookie Fest Deleted

Unfortunately bad news from Italy. Kronplatz Rookie Fest 2023, scheduled for 3rd and 4th March, is cancelled. Hope to see again nex year the Black Yeti shredding there!


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