The dates for the 2020 World Rookie Snowboard and Freeski Finals are set!

The Black Yeti can already confirm the dates for two of its marquee events during the 2019/20 season!

The World Rookie Freeski Finals will return in Seiser Alm, Italy, from the 23rd to the 27th of March 2020, while the legendary World Rookie Snowboard Finals will take place for the fourth year in Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, from the 30th March to the 4th of April 2020.

Save the dates!

The World Rookie Tour season will officially start with the new Summer Rookie Jam by Atmosphere, International Camp&Comp in Les 2 Alpes, and also this year it will hit some of the best ski resorts of the world, such as Corvatsch, for the fourth year in a row, Livigno and Pila, Nekoma in Japan and resorts in the USA.

Are you ready to make your dreams come true? The Black Yeti is already working to make it!

World Rookie Freeski Finals – Seiser Alm
World Rookie Snowboard Finals – Kaprun

WRT Freeski Champion wins the FIS Junior Freeski World Championships

Big air finals at the FIS Junior Freeski World Championships held at Klaeppen Ski Resort (SWE) went down on Saturday, where our first World Rookie Champion Freeski, Ulrik Samnoey, impressed the judges with his style and technic!

“He jumped on top of the big air podium with a switch left double bio 1440 safety grab and a left double cork 1620 tail grab for 185.80 points. It was Samnoey’s second medal at the 2019 FIS Freeski World Championships in Klaeppen after he finished in the third place in slopestyle competition“.

Congrats Ulrik, Black Yeti is so proud of you!

Thanks for riding and partying with us over the last 14 years! 🦍

Black Yeti thanks you, dear Rookies, for passion, dedication and perseverance. Last winter season was a great and long season, filled with new exciting challenges.

Thanks!

In fact, after 14 years of snowboarding events, the Black Yeti tried the first time freesking for a real stimulating experience. The adventure started with the first World Rookie Tour Freeski where the skills of athletes, as you can see below in the video, were incredible. There is a long line of people which supported us in this new project and we are thankfull to all of them.

Ulrik Samnøy – World Rookie Champion Freeski

Now let’s go back to work: the Black Yeti is now ready to try skateboard!
In the upcoming weeks we will announce the first ever World Rookie Tour Skateboard with events in prestigious cities such as Milan (Italy), Innsbruck (Austria), Prague (Czech Republic) and many other to be soon announced! That means more events, more rookies, more fun! Stay tuned to catch all the information about this new adventure!

Video from World Rookie Finals: Freeski and Snowboard

After spectacular contests with riders from different parts of the world and a lot of collateral lifestyle activities, World Rookie Finals, for freeskiers and snowboarders, went down in March 2019 for rad freesytle weeks full of action.

To figure out how it was, watch the gunfire that the riders and freeskiers made up during the respective finals. Hope you enjoy it, and good rides until next season!

Video recap from the first World Rookie Finals Freeski in Seiser Alm
By: Silvio Ottonello and Federico Romanello

Video recap from Slopestyle World Rookie Finals in Kaprun
Video recap from Halfpipe World Rookie Finals in Kaprun
By: Andreas Monsberger


Joonsik Lee – World Rookie Champion Snowboard – Halfpipe
Mitchell Davern – World Rookie Champion Snowboard – Slopestyle

World Rookie Jam – International Camp&Comp

Black Yeti doesn’t stop to work for the Rookies, he is planning the first multi-sports event for the World Rookie Tour program: World Rookie Jam, Camp&Comp in Les2Alpes, the largest skiable glacier in Europe during the summer. Beginners and amateurs shall train together with world junior snowboard and freeski champions, as well as peer junior national teams, for a week in an international and exciting environment, creating a unique freestyle camp.

All the information about the Summer Rookie Camp and Summer Rookie Comp, for snowboarders and freeskiers, will be available soon.

There is no time to lose! See you in Les 2 Alpes!

Les 2 Alpes Snowpark

Foto: Ania Grzelka and Gustav Ohlsson

2018.19 World Rookie Tour Snowboard Calendar 
South America Rookie Fest (SS) – Valle Nevado, Chile 9.14 August 2018 DONE
New Zealand Rookie Fest (SS+HP) – Cardrona, New Zealand 14.16 August 2018 DONE
New Zealand Rookie and Grom Fest (SS+H) – Cardrona, New Zealand 2.5 October 2018 DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) – Corvatsch, Switzerland 12.16 December 2018 DONE
USASA Grom Fest (HP) – Copper Moutain, US 6. January 2019 DONE
World Rookie Fest (SS) – Livigno, Italy 12.16 January 2019 DONE
USASA Grom Fest (SS) – Keystone, US 10 February 2019 DONE
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 9.10 March 2019 DONE
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS+HP) – Mammoth, US 13.14 March 2019 DONE
Pila Rookie Fest (SS) – Pila, Italy 13.17 March 2019 DONE
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) – Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 25.30 March 2019 DONE

2019 World Rookie Tour Freeski Calendar
A51 Grom Fest Freeski (SS) – Keystone, USA, 9 February 2019 DONE
FIS European Junior Slopestyle (SS) – Kronplatz, Italy, 23-24 February 2019 DONE
Freeski World Rookie Fest 2019 (SS) – Nordkette Skyline Park, Austria, 2-3 March DONE
2019 World Rookie Finals Freeski (SS) – Seiser Alm, Italy, 18-21 March 2019 DONE

Follow the World Rookie Tour online:  
Web: www.worldrookietour.com
Instagram:www.instagram.com/worldrookietour
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
Mail: info@blackyeti.info 

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

Online the videos of the 2019 World Rookie Finals Freeski

The 2019 World Rookie Finals Freeski was an amazing event! All the freeskiers showed an incredible riding level. Check it out!

Report online at this link.


Video Highlights


2019 World Rookie Freeski Finals – Ulrik Samnøy (Rookie Champion 2019)

2019 World Rookie Freeski Finals – Matej Svancer (Grom Winner)

Mitchell Davern and Annika Morgan are the slopestyle winners of the 2019 World Rookie Snowboard Finals

Sometimes dreams come true easily, sometimes you just need a little help. The Black Yeti is therefore proud to help young talent to achieve their best goals. This is the aim of the World Rookie Tour and was the spirit of the 2019 edition of the World Rookie Snowboard Finals.

Group Photo Prize Giving Slope Style

From the 25th to the 30th of March Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See – Kaprun welcomed the best U18 snowboarders of the world and the winners of the previous WRT stops in Europe, South and North America, Oceania and Asia, who arrived in Austria full of enthusiasm and ready to conquer the podiums and the titles of World Rookie Champions.

The halfpipe qualifications and finals took place on Saturday and Joonsik Lee and Ruki Tomita became the Halfpipe World Rookie Champions. Here you can find report, results, video and pictures.

On Sunday the Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark was the perfect playground for the long-awaited slopestyle finals and offered riders an amazing course (watch the video preview here).

The World Rookie Champions Slopestyle gained the prestigious Golden Ticket for next season World Rookie Tour stops, a spot for next season FIS World Cups and the invitation for the legendary Audi Nines!

The girls started first and Annika Morgan (GER) took the first place in the rookie category showing her style with cab 540 tailgrab, backside 720 mute, backside nosbutter 360, fs lipslide prezel out, swicth backside blunt 270 out, sw bs to normal, bs boardslide. “I am really hyped to win the Nines wildcard that has always been my dream! So stoked!”. Annika was followed by Mona Danuser (SUI) and Addison Gardner (USA).

Annika Morgan

In the grom girls category, Evy Poppe (BEL) gained the highest score and conquered the podium. Evy landed a: cab 540 mute, frontisde 540 indy, switch backside 280, 50-50 fs 360 out, bs blunt to fakie, front board slide. Belgium girl was followed by Marilù Poluzzi (ITA) and Mia Brooks (GBR).

Evy Poppe

Mitchell Davern (NZL) dominated the rookie boys category and won the World Rookie Boy Champion title. His riding level was very high and his tricks very technical. Mitchell’s run consisted of a cab double cork 1080 indy, switch backside 1260 mute, backside 360 tuckknee, underflip 540, 50-50 bs 360 out, bs up the rail, fs, ds 270 in backside boardslide. Yuuto Yamada (JPN) and William Mathisen (SWE) won respectively the second and the third place. Michtell impression: “I did not come with any expectations, just wanted to put down my run and I am super happy.. so stocked”.

Mitchell Davern

Among the grom boys, an impressive Valentino Guseli (NZL) arrived first thanks to his run: switch backside 900 mute, backside doublecork 1080 mute, frontside 180 indy, front board to fakie, switch lip normal, 360 sul wall, switch lipslide 270 out. Rikuto Wakanabe (JPN) and Odin Rohrt followed him and completed the podium.

Valentino Guseli

Another edition of the World Rookie Snowboard Finals came to an end. Rookies and groms had really fun not only during the competition but also in many lifestyle activities such as during the capoeira lesson, where they discovered the Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, music and acrobatics, during the glass blower workshop where they learned how to make glass, and the workshop with Viva con Agua, charity based organisation campaigning for clean drinking water worldwide.

Congratulations to all the winners and see you next year! Thank you to all the sponsors who provided beautiful prizes for the winners: SurfToLive, Level Gloves, Nitro Snowboards, Union Bindings, TSG and Boardriding. Here the pictures from the last day.

Watch here the video highlights of the slopestyle winners. Enjoy!

– SP Rookie Boys Final
– SP Grom Boys Final
– SP Rookie Girls Final
– SP Grom Girls Final

Check out the results lists here below:

– SP Rookie Boys Final
SP Rookie Girls Final
SP Grom Boys Final
SP Grom Girls Final

Pics: Gustav Ohlsson
Video: Andreas Monsberger

2018.19 World Rookie Tour Calendar 
South America Rookie Fest (SS) – Valle Nevado, Chile 9.14 August 2018 DONE
New Zealand Rookie Fest (SS+HP) – Cardrona, New Zealand 14.16 August 2018 DONE
New Zealand Rookie and Grom Fest (SS+H) – Cardrona, New Zealand 2.5 October 2018 DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) – Corvatsch, Switzerland 12.16 December 2018 DONE
USASA Grom Fest (HP) – Copper Moutain, US 6. January 2019 DONE
World Rookie Fest (SS) – Livigno, Italy 12.16 January 2019 DONE
USASA Grom Fest (SS) – Keystone, US 10 February 2019 DONE
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 9.10 March 2019 DONE
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS+HP) – Mammoth, US 13.14 March 2019 DONE
Pila Rookie Fest (SS) – Pila, Italy 13.17 March 2019 DONE
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) – Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 25.30 March 2019 DONE

Follow the World Rookie Tour online:  
Web: www.worldrookietour.com
Instagram:www.instagram.com/worldrookietour
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
Mail: info@blackyeti.info 

The Black Yeti crowned the 2019 halfpipe winners!

Joonsik Lee and Ruki Tomita are the new 2019 World Rookie Tour Halfpipe

The halfpipe finals took place in a beautiful and warm sunny day and riders could finally enjoy the massive and well-shaped Kitzsteinhorn halfpipe at its best. Judges and spectators were once again surprised by level of riding and creativity.

Group

The competition began early in the morning with heat one made of rookie and grom girls. Ruki Tomita from Japan won the prestigious title of Halfpipe World Rookie Girl Champion thanks to her run composed by technical and creative tricks: frontside air indy, backside 540 mute, frontside 720 indy, cab 720 indy, backside 540 mute. Ruki was followed by Leilani Ettel (GER) and Berenice Wicki (SUI).

“First time here and take my best to show. Then Win!!” said Ruki, showing her happiness. Ruki also gained the prestigious Golden Ticket for next season World Rookie Tour stops, a spot for next season FIS World Cups and many other goodies from Nitro, Level, Boardriding, TSF and Union.

Ruki Tomita

In the grom girls category, Mitsuki Ono from Japan conquered the highest spot of the podium and showed an amazing run: backside air, frontside 720 indy, cab 720, frontside 540 Melon. Isabelle Lotscher (SUI) won the second place and Telma Sarkipaju (FIN) the third one.

Mitsuki Ono

Regarding the rookie boys category, also this year the level of the competition was vey high and judges could already see the future stars of snowboarding. At the end of the day the Black Yeti crowned the new Halfpipe Rookie Boy Champion: Joonsik Lee. The japanese impressed the public with his unique style and showed everybody a huge frontisde 1260 tailgrab, crippler 540, frontside 1080 melon, cab double 1080 indy. The podium was completed by Raio Kuchisubo (JPN) and Elias Gian Allenspach. Raio will join a Rookie Shooting in Les 2 Alpes together with Leilani Ettel (GER).

Joonsik Lee

Hi, I am Joonsik from South Korea, I got first place and got invite from New Zealand World Rookie Tour. I am really happy to come here and win. Thank you World Rookie Tour“, said Joonsik, who is arleady dreaming about his next trip to Chile organized by the World Rookie Tour. Joonsik will also take part in next season FIS World Cup together with Ruki Tomita.

Shuichiro Shigeno

Shuichiro Shigeno (JPN) gained the highest score and dominated the grom boys category. He performed a perfect run made of frontside 1080 tailgrab, cab 1080 mute, frontside 1260 tailgrab, backside 960. Valentino Guseli from Australia arrived second and Jonas Hasler from Switzerland  third.

This amazing day concluded with the workshop Viva con Agua, a charity based organisation campaigning for clean drinking water worldwide.

Good job riders and congratulations to all the winners!! Thank you to all the sponsors who provided beautiful prizes for the winners: SurfToLive, Level Gloves, Nitro Snowboards, Union Bindings, TSG and Boardriding.

Check out today results here below:

– HP Rookie Boys
HP Grom Boys
HP Rookie Girls
– HP Grom Girls

Watch here the highlights of the halfpipe winners. Enjoy!

HP Rookie Boy winning run
HP Grom Boy winning run
HP Rookie Girl winning run
HP Grom Girl winning run

Here the photogallery 

Halfpipe Grom Girls
Halfpipe Grom Boys

Pics: Gustav Ohlsson
Video: Andreas Monsberger

2018.19 World Rookie Tour Calendar 
South America Rookie Fest (SS) – Valle Nevado, Chile 9.14 August 2018 DONE
New Zealand Rookie Fest (SS+HP) – Cardrona, New Zealand 14.16 August 2018 DONE
New Zealand Rookie and Grom Fest (SS+H) – Cardrona, New Zealand 2.5 October 2018 DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) – Corvatsch, Switzerland 12.16 December 2018 DONE
USASA Grom Fest (HP) – Copper Moutain, US 6. January 2019 DONE
World Rookie Fest (SS) – Livigno, Italy 12.16 January 2019 DONE
USASA Grom Fest (SS) – Keystone, US 10 February 2019 DONE

Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 9.10 March 2019 DONE
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS+HP) – Mammoth, US 13.14 March 2019 DONE
Pila Rookie Fest (SS) – Pila, Italy 13.17 March 2019 DONE
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) – Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 25.30 March 2019

Follow the World Rookie Tour online:
Web: www.worldrookietour.com
Instagram:www.instagram.com/worldrookietour
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
Mail: info@blackyeti.info 

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

World Rookie Snowboard Finals Day 4: Slopestyle Qualifications!

Today, took place the slopestyle qualifications, which had had been postponed due to yestarday bad weather. Rookies and groms girls showed their best, an incredible riding and creativity! Unfortunately only Rookie boys qualification went day today; slopestyle Grom boys qualification is postponed to the slopestyle finals day.

Click here to see all the full Grom girls results

Click here to see all the full Rookie girls results

Click here to see all the full Rookie boys results

Dusty Hendrickson

After the qualifications, Game of Skate with Boardriding.com had the chance to earn great prisez to all the best skaters of the World Rookie Tour.

See you tomorrow with the Halfpipe quali and finals! Here the program: 29th March 2019

Click here to see all the photos from SS Quali and Workshop

Ph: Gustav Ohlsson

2019 World Rookie Snowboard Finals: ready for the Grand Final!

After travelling all around the world and discovering the future pro riders in Chile, New Zealand, USA, Japan, Switzerland and Italy, the Black Yeti cannot wait to see and crown the next World Rookie Champions in Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See – Kaprun.

Team Finland

From the 25th to the 30th of March 120 riders from 20 nations will gather in Austria and compete in the legendary and the most awaited WRT event, the World Rookie Finals, which will be held for the third year in a row in Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn.

Also this year the best rookies and groms will receive incredible prizes such as wildcards to World Class Events like the Audi Nines, a spectacular event that each year gathers the best athletes of the world, filming sessions with Pirate Movie Production, invitations to World Rookie Tour Shooting Trip to Chile and many tickets to next season World Rookie Tour events.

Moreover, the male and female Slopestyle and Halfpipe Champions will get a spot in the amazing the Audi Nines, a spectacular event that each year gathers the best athletes of the world, and in the 2019/20 FIS World Cup Tour.

Team USA

Today is the arrival day and after having registered riders have the opportunity to see the amazing park and the huge pipe and to have dinner all together in the evening.

In the next days will take place the slopestyle and halfpipe competition and many interesting activities such as workshops with Viva con Agua, Yoga lessons, a first aid clinic, the final party and much more.

Last but not least, thanks to the great partnership with boardriding.com you will be able to watch the live streams of the World Rookie Finals. Stay tuned to get le link! In the meanwhile, save the link for the live scoring microsite which provides real-time standings, start lists and results: http://live.rawmotion.com.

Click here to find all the info about updated program.

Photogallery from Day 1 here

2018.19 World Rookie Tour Calendar 
South America Rookie Fest (SS) – Valle Nevado, Chile 9.14 August 2018 DONE
New Zealand Rookie Fest (SS+HP) – Cardrona, New Zealand 14.16 August 2018 DONE
New Zealand Rookie and Grom Fest (SS+H) – Cardrona, New Zealand 2.5 October 2018 DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) – Corvatsch, Switzerland 12.16 December 2018 DONE
USASA Grom Fest (HP) – Copper Moutain, US 6. January 2019 DONE
World Rookie Fest (SS) – Livigno, Italy 12.16 January 2019 DONE
USASA Grom Fest (SS) – Keystone, US 10 February 2019 DONE

Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 9.10 March 2019 DONE
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS+HP) – Mammoth, US 13.14 March 2019 DONE
Pila Rookie Fest (SS) – Pila, Italy 13.17 March 2019 DONE
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) – Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 25.30 March 2019

Follow the World Rookie Tour online:  
Web: www.worldrookietour.com
Instagram:www.instagram.com/worldrookietour
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
Mail: info@blackyeti.info 

Ulrik Samnøy won the first edition of the World Rookie Finals Freeski

Freeskiers from all around the world arrived in Seiser Alm to make history and battling for the prestigious, and first, World Rookie Freeski Champion title. Under great conditions, a perfect shaped park by the F-Tech crew, blue sky and a picture-perfect winter scenery, the future stars of freeskiing showed an incredible riding level. 

In Seiser Alm we wrote the first chapter of a new World Rookie Tour history. We nominated the first ever World Rookie Freeski Champion and welcomed here all those rising freeski star in such a unique event is the beginning of a new saga: after scouting in the snowboard community, the Black Yeti is now searching and supporting also the future stars of freesking. And this coming summer 2019 the rookie community will expand also in skateboarding!” Marco Sampaoli, World Rookie Tour Co-Founder. 

Yesterday, the Snowpark Seiser Alm was the center of attention, where the rookies and groms showed their skills in three runs, with the best run counting. 

Rookie Ulrik Samnøy (Norway) took home the win and glory with his impressive third run which consisted of a Leftside Fs 360 Switchup, Rightise Blidside 630 out, Rightside Double Cork 1260 Safety, Switch Leftside Triple Cork 1260 Safety and finishing off with a Leftside Double Cork 1260 Blunt. Second place went to the italian talent Leonardo Donaggio and the third place to the norvegian Tevje Skaug.

The World Rookie Freeski Champion, Ulrik Samnøy, officially started his carrier as professional freeskier winning a spot in the legendary Audi Nines and one in the next FIS World Cup Tour! Moreover, he was rewarded with other incredible prizes: an invitation to the World Rookie Tour Shooting to be held in Les 2 Alpes, France, from the 10th to the 13th of July 2019,  an invitation to the Summer Rookie Trip, a surf trip to Santader by SurftoLive.com and many other goodies offered by Level Gloves, TSG Protections and FATCAN poles. Last but not least, Ulrik was invited to join the Völkl and Marker Freeski Team and won a sponsorship by FATCAN. 

In the Grom category, Matej Svancer (Czech Republic) conquered the podium with his second run: Leftside 270 on, Leftside Blind 630 out, Rightside Cork 720 Safety, Leftside Double Cork 1260 Blunt, Switch Leftside Double Cork 1080 Safety. Matej was followed by Gian Andri Bolinger from Switzerland, who ended up second, and by Noah Ressel from Austria, who won the third place. Also the grom winners were rewarded with many prizes such as: three surf trips by SurftoLive.com, many goodies by Level Gloves, TSG Protections and FATCAN poles and three sponsorships by FATCAN.

Oh my God! I’m blown away by the level of riding! The future of freeskiing has been set to a new standard. I’m super stoked to be part of the WRT and I’m looking forward to give riders from all around the world a chance to take their career to the next level! We will continue to keep the stoke and hope many more riders will join us next year!” stated full of enthusiasm Martin Misof, the International Freeski Guru and member of the WRF Freeski committee.

However, as World Rookie Tour tradion, the World Rookie Finals freeski were not just about competition. Skiers had the opportunity to participate in many activities. Indeed, the first day they took part in the event presentation and in the welcome party at Stanglerhof and were entertained by Schuhplattler dancers. Furthermore, in the next days the WRT staff organized two workshops where rookies and groms could have fun, know each others and get a taste of the South Tyrolean culture learning how to cook Knödel and dance the Schuhplattler.

Another World Rookie Tour came to an end! Many thanks to all the riders and crews for this amazing event and congratulations to all the winners. You made the history!

 

Pictures from Day 1 – 2019 World Rookie Freeski Finals

Pictures from Day 2 – 2019 World Rookie Freeski Finals

Pictures from Day 3 – 2019 World Rookie Freeski Finals

Photo credits: Ania Grzelka

 
Video highlights – Filming&Editing Silvio Ottonello e Federico Romanello

 

EVENT RESULTS

GROM MEN
Rank Bib Last Name First Name Nationality
1 24 SVANCER MATEJ CZE
2 39 BOLINGER GIAN ANDRI SUI
3 23 RESSEL NOAH AUT
4 67 TABANELLI MIRO ITA
5 3 PFEFFER FABIO GER
6 37 LEGNAVSKY GUSTAV NZL
7 1 MERSA MATTIA ITA
8 7 GASSER MARTIN ITA
9 30 AUER THOMAS ITA
10 60 HAUZENBERGER NICO GER
11 33 BASSO RICCARDO ITA
12 35 SANINO TOMMASO ITA
DNS 29 MAIRHOFER TIM ITA
ROOKIE MEN
Rank Bib Last Name First Name Nationality
1 20 SAMNØY ULRIK NOR
2 70 DONAGGIO LEONARDO ITA
3 19 SKAUG TEVJE NOR
4 57 VAUDAUX ADRIEN SUI
5 18 FROSTAD TORMOD NOR
6 75 GOMIS KADITANE FRA
7 31 LEITNER SIMON ITA
8 21 BARCLAY BEN NZL
9 85 SIVIGNON TIMOTHÉ FRA
10 56 RAGETH MIKE SUI
11 50 BOLINGER NICOLA SUI
12 28 LERCHBAUMER MANUEL AUT
13 22 WOLF DAVID AUT
14 26 BIEMBACHER NIC AUT
15 90 HARBONNIER NATHAN FRA
16 32 OBERRAUCH NIKLAS ITA
17 54 NUSSBAUM NALU SUI
18 4 HOFER DAVID ITA
19 6 RABANSER FILIP ITA
20 68 HUBER NICCO AUT
21 53 MANSER NICO SUI
DNS 72 LEVIS FILIPPO ITA
DNS 73 HAPPACHER MORITZ ITA
DNS 74 FACCHIN IVAN ITA

World Rookie Finals Freeski: quali results online!

Here we are! Today, qualifications of the first edition of the 2019 World Rookie Finals Freeski went down under a blue sky! All the Groms and Rookies showed their best in the Snowpark Seiser Alm, one of the best park in Europe, built by the F-Tech crew.

Download the World Rookie Finals Freeski – Quali Results here.

In the afternoon athletes and coaches joined at two different workoshops to get into the local culture: Schuhplatter dance and Knödel preparation. It was a great evening with funny moments! See you tomorrow for the big finals!

Here you can find the pictures of the Day 2 of the World Rookie Finals Freeski.

Photo Credits: Ania Grzelka

 

GROM MEN
Rank Bib Last Name First Name Nationality
1 39 BOLINGER GIAN ANDRI SUI
2 24 SVANCER MATEJ CZE
3 23 RESSEL NOAH AUT
4 37 LEGNAVSKY GUSTAV NZL
5 67 TABANELLI MIRO ITA
6 3 PFEFFER FABIO GER
7 1 MERSA MATTIA ITA
8 7 GASSER MARTIN ITA
9 30 AUER THOMAS ITA
10 60 HAUZENBERGER NICO GER
11 33 BASSO RICCARDO ITA
12 35 SANINO TOMMASO ITA
ROOKIE MEN
Rank Bib Last Name First Name Nationality
1 70 DONAGGIO LEONARDO ITA
2 19 TEVJE SKAUG NOR
3 85 SIVIGNON TIMOTHÉ FRA
4 21 BARCLAY BEN NZL
5 75 GOMIS KADITANE FRA
6 31 LEITNER SIMON ITA
7 50 BOLINGER NICOLA SUI
8 18 TORMOD FROSTAD NOR
9 57 VAUDAUX ADRIEN SUI
10 28 LERCHBAUMER MANUEL AUT
11 56 RAGETH MIKE SUI
12 20 ULRIK SAMNØY NOR
13 22 WOLF DAVID AUT
14 26 BIEMBACHER NIC AUT
15 90 HARBONNIER NATHAN FRA
16 32 OBERRAUCH NIKLAS ITA
17 54 NUSSBAUM NALU SUI
18 4 HOFER DAVID ITA
19 6 RABANSER FILIP ITA
20 68 HUBER NICCO AUT
21 53 MANSER NICO SUI
DNS 72 LEVIS FILIPPO ITA
DNS 73 HAPPACHER MORITZ ITA
DNS 74 FACCHIN IVAN ITA

2019 World Rookie Finals Freeski in Seiser Alm: time to make history!

For the first time ever the Black Yeti landed in Seiser Alm, Italy, for the 2019 World Rookie Freeski Finals, where the most prominent freeskiers and the winners of the previous stops in USA, Italy and Austria, will have the chance to compete for a “never seen before” prize money.

Yesterday, Seiser Alm welcomed almost 50 enthusiastic athletes from 8 different Nations, ready to fight for victory in the perfectly shaped Seiser Alm Snowpark. The huge competition set up, the same of the last FIS World Cup and built by F-Tech crew, consists of five sections complete with enormous kickers and multiple rails with different obstacles that can inspire the riders to put down their most creative tricks. During the training in fact, all the freeskiers exhibited a very high level of riding, demonstrated by an impressive style.

In the afternoon, our rookies and groms joined the event presentation and welcome party at Stanglerhof where the Black Yeti prepared a special surprise for them: a demostration of the Schuhplattler dance, the traditional style of folk dance popular in the regions of Bavaria and Tyrol. Tomorrow all the athletes and coaches will have the possibilities to get in touch with the real Spirit of South Tyrol thanks to a special cooking and dancing lesson, learning how to make Knödel and dance the Schuhplattlen.

About the competition, all the prizes are developed in order to support the carrier of the athletes and help them in becoming tomorrow’s stars of freeski. The 2019 World Rookie Tour Freeski Champions, male and female, will be invited to join to the legendary Audi Nines, and will get a spot in the next FIS World Cup tour, while all the strongest skiers will be awarded with prestigious prices offered by the sponsors such as: invitations to the World Rookie Tour Shooting to be held in Les 2 Alpes, France, from the 10th to the 13th of July 2019, an invitation to the Summer Rookie Trip, 6 surf trips to Santander by SurftoLive.com, and many goodies by Level Gloves, TSG Protections and FATCAN poles.

Last but not least, the male champion will be invited to join the Völkl and Marker Freeski Team with an official rookie sponsorship program to support the beginning of his professional carrier and the best groms will win a sponsorship by FATCAN.

So, competition is planned at Seiser Alm Snowpark from the 19th to 20th March with the qualifications and finals, in the presence of the FIS Freestyle Big Air World Champion in charge, Silvia Bertagna! Stay tuned and don’t miss all the update on World Rookie Tour Facebook and Instagram page!

Who will be the next starts of freeskiing? The Black Yeti whishes you all good luck!

Click here to find the 2019 World Rookie Freeski Finals program.

Pictures from Day 1 – 2019 World Rookie Freeski Finals

Photo Credits: Ania Grzelka
2019 World Rookie Tour Freeski provisional calendar
A51 Grom Fest Freeski (SS) – Keystone, USA, 9 February 2019 DONE
FIS European Junior Slopestyle (SS) – Kronplatz, Italy, 23-24 February 2019 DONE
Freeski World Rookie Fest 2019 (SS) – Nordkette Skyline Park, Austria, 2-3 March DONE
2019 World Rookie Finals Freeski (SS) – Seiser Alm, Italy, 18-21 March 2019

2019 Indy Park Rookie Fest: online the report!

Another edition of Indy Park Rookie Fest concluded in the best way possible! From the 9th to the 10th of March Nekoma Hoshino resort welcomed many Japanese young guns who showed once again an incredible riding level.

The first place of the rookie girls category went to Ryo Kimura who impressed the spectators with her run: a Cab 5 Mute Grab, a F7 , a Box Section for Board Slide, a 50/50, a Board Slide, a down rail section Front 50/50 a Front 180 Out !!

The rookie boy winner was, instead, Ryoma Kimata (last season’s winner of Indy Park Rookie Fest) thanks his run formed by: a BWC 10, a FWC 10 Melon Grab, a Canon to Spine Board Slide Pretzel 270 Out, a triple step down rail section C27, a Board Slide 45 Out, a Gap Rail Section C1 in 50/50 Tail Slide and a B270 Board Slide.

In the grom girl category Chihiro Edamatsu arrived third and Suzuha Maeda second. Moreover, the third and second place of the grom boys category went to Taiga Hasegawa and Rikuto Watanabe.

The winners of 2019 Indy Park Rookie Fest are qualified for the legendary World Rookie Finals and the best rookies were also awarded with prestigious prices offered by Level Gloves and Union Bidings and Nekoma Hoshino Resort.

Congratulations!!

Check out the photo gallery here!

Photo credits by Nekoma Hoshino Resort

Adams Gabriel and Saarela Enni won the 2019 Pila Rookie Fest by Rock and Ride!

From the 13th to the 16th of March went down the second edition of Pila Rookie Fest. Riders and coaches from Italy, France, Russia, Poland, England, Iceland, Romania and Finland gathered at Pila, Italy, full of enthusiasm and willingness to show their best. Areaeffe Snowpark was perfectly shaped and offered a great setup which consisted of a down rail, a donkey rail, a up rail, a shoot out (pull jam) and three kickers (medium and big). Moreover, besides the slopestyle competition, all the participants had the chance to visit Fénis Castle and to get in touch with the local culture and to do an avalanche security clinic to learn how to have fun safely.

Watch the video recap here!


The Pila Rookie Fest finals took place under a bluebird sky and riders put all their best to convince the judges, conquered the podium and win a spot in the World Rookie Finals which will take place very soon, from the 25th to the 30th of March in Kitzsteinhorn – Zell Am See – Kaprun, Austria.

The girls started first and Saarela Enni (FIN) conquered the highest spot of rookie podium with her run which included: a 50/50 frontside 360 out on the first rail, a 50/50 backside 180 out on the second rail, a cab 180 on the first kicker, a backside 360 tail grab on the second kicker and a frontside 360 indy grab on the last one. Enni won on two riders: Pizzuto Matilde (ITA) and Vachet Gaia (ITA). In the grom category, Poluzzi Marilù (ITA) arrived first, Fennel Amber (GBR) second and Olejniczak Emma (FRA) third.

Fridbjornsson Benedikt (ICE) won the grom boy’s category. Grassis Marcello (ITA) took the second place and Ershov Petr (RUS) the third place of the podium.

Adams Gabriel (GBR) dominated the rookie boy’s podium and won the Pila Rookie Fest by Rock and Ride Champion title thanks to his incredible run formed by: a switch blunt 270 out on the first rail, a cab 180 in to backside 720 out on the second rail, a frontside 720 on the first kicker, a backside 900 on the second kicker and a cab 900 on the last one. Gabriel was followed by Smith Ethan (GBR) and Hietikko Jere (FIN).

Good job riders and congratulations to all the winners! See you at Kitzsteinhorn – Zell Am See – Kaprun!

 

Find all the pictures about 2019 Pila Rookie Fest by Rock and Ride below:
2019 Pila Rookie Fest – Training – Event Presentation – Fénis Castle
2019 Pila Rookie Fest – Quali Day
2019 Pila Rookie Fest – Finals

Photo Credits: Ania Grzelka

 

Check out the event results here below!

 

 

 

2019 Pila Rookie Fest by Rock and Ride has offically begun!

The second edition of Pila Rookie Fest started in the best way possible and welcomed many young guns from Italy, France, Romania, Russia, Finland, England, Iceland and Poland.

Areaeffe snowpark was perfectly shaped and rookies and grom had the opportunity to test the setup which consisted of a down rail, a donkey rail, a up rail, a shoot out (pull jam) and three kickers (medium and big).

In the afternoon riders took part of many lifestyle activities such as the visit to Fénis Castle near at Aosta to get in touch with Valle d’Aosta’s culture and the welcome party where they could rest and know each other.

Ph: Ania Grzelka

CONTEST FORMAT

THURSDAY 14TH MARCH – TRAINING
10:30 – 14.00 – Training All Riders

FRIDAY 15TH MARCH – QUALIFICATIONS
Each rider will take 2 runs – Best Run counts

HEAT 1 – ROOKIE BOYS
HEAT 2 – GROM BOYS

09.30 – 10.15 – Training HEAT 1 + ALL GIRLS Training
10.30 – 11.15 – Quali HEAT 1 (ROOKIE BOYS)
11.30 – 12.30 – Training HEAT 2 + ALL GIRLS Training
12.30 – 12.45 – Reshape 12.45 – 14.00 – Quali HEAT 2 (GROM BOYS)
14.15 – 15.15 – Freeride safety camp at the top of the snowpark
15.30 Qualification Results announcement at the top of the snow park

SATURDAY 16TH MARCH – FINALS
Each rider will take 3 runs (or 2 runs in case of bad weather) – Best Run counts

Advance to Final:
6 Best Rookie Boys
12 Best Grom Boys
All Girls advance to Final

09.30 – 10.30 – Training

10.45 – 13.00 – Finals: Grom Girls – Rookie Girls – Grom Boys – Rookie Boys

Start list: reverse order sending from the qualification

JUDGING
Judges will score each rider using Overall Impression

IN CASE THE FINAL WILL NOT HAPPEN DUE TO BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS

THE QUALIFICATIONS RANKS WILL BE USED AS FINALS RANKS

Download HERE the qualification starting list.

Click here to see the photo gallery!

2019 Rev Tour Rookie Fest: ready to start!

Mammoth Mountain is ready to host another edition of the Rev Tour Rookie Fest, which was designed as a stepping-stone for athletes to make the transition from the grassroots events to the elite level. On the 13th and 14th of March the best junior riders will compete in the spectacular Unbound’s famed Main Park and 22-foot halfpipe.

Main Park is Mammoth’s largest park and offers massive, perfectly sculpted jumps, technical rails and the 22-foot halfpipe. Countless professional skiers and snowboarders have launched their careers right here. Over the years, the park builders have continued to push the boundaries of creativity and fun while keeping the video-worthiness of Main Park alive and well.

Stay tuned! 😉

Click here for further information!

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2019 World Rookie Snowboard Finals: who will be the next stars?

Kitzsteinhorn – Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria
25th – 30th March 2019 

After travelling all around the world in Europe, from South America to New Zealand to and from North America to Japan and seeing the most prominent riders battling to conquer a spot in the World Rookie Snowboard Finals in Kitzsteinhorn – Kaprun/Zell am See, Austria, the Black Yeti is looking forward to seeing the next World Rookie Tour Champions.

Only the best young guns from the previous World Rookie Tour stops will join this legendary event. As is tradition the winners of the World Rookie Finals will be awarded with incredible prizes: wildcards to World Class Events, filming sessions with Pirate Movie Production, invitations to World Rookie Tour Shooting to be held in Les 2 Alpes France from 10 to 13 of July, Trip to Chile and many tickets to next season World Rookie Tour events. Moreover, this year the Black Yeti joined the forces with one of the most famous international competition, the Audi Nines, and the male and female Champions of the 2019 World Rookie Tour Snowboard Finals will win a ticket to this unique event that will take place from the 22nd to the 27th of April in Sölden and in ObergurglAustria.

Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn – Ph Gustav Ohlsson

Last but not least, the World Rookie Tour has established an end of season important partnership which will increase significantly the 2019 World Rookie Finals prizes:  all the 2019 rookie champions, snowboard freeski, male and female, will be awarded with a personal spot for the 2019.20 FIS World Cups.

Takeru Otsuka and Kokomo Murase were the previous WRT winners and started their carrier at the last year finals. Who will be the next snowboard stars?

Takeru Otsuka at the 2018 World Rookie Finals – Ph Gustav Ohlsson

From the 25th to the 30th of March riders from all over the world will gather in Austria for a unique sports and lifestyle event in a great international scenario.  The program of 2019 World Rookie Finals will include World Snowboard Tour Slopestyle and Half Pipe contest and many lifestyle activities: social dinners, workshops with Viva con Agua, Yoga lessons, a first aid clinic the final party and much more.

Halfpipe competition at the 2018 World Rookie Finals – Ph Gustav Ohlsson

If you are a snowboard fan or if your dream is to start a professional snowboard carrier, then Kitzsteinhorn, Kaprun/Zell am See, Austria, is the place to be!

Click here to find all the info about program and booking. Download the registration form here, fill it out and sent it to registration@worldrookietour.com.

 

The 2019 Freeski World Rookie Fest in Innsbruck was a great success!

From 2nd to 3rd March the first Freeski World Rookie Fest in Europe took place in Innsbruck, Austria. Under great conditions, a perfect shaped park by the Skyline Park Crew and blue sky, the international rider field showed an incredible riding level and what we have to expect in future on the Freeski Rookie Tour.

First Place Grom Girls went to Orlova Ksenia from Russia. She showed incredible riding skills and impressed the spectators with a Railslide on the first rail, a stylish Leftside Misty 720 Mute on the first, a Rightside 360 Mute on the last kicker and another railslide on the finish rail.

Huber Nicco from Austria, conquered the Rookie Boys Podium with a nice Blindside 450, a Switch Leftside Cork 540 Safety, a Leftside Double Cork 1260 Safety and a switch Lipslide on the last Rail.

The first place Grom Boys went as well to an Austrian. With a Blindside 450, a Switch Leftside Cork 540 double Japan on the first and a Leftside Double Cork 900 Safety on the second kicker and a Frontside Switchup at the Down Rail Bacher Daniel convinced the judges and is now qualified for the Freeski Finals at Seiser Alm.

Congratulations to all the winners and see you soon at the Freeski World Rookie Finals which will be held at Seiser Alm Italy.

Don’t miss the Facebook photo gallery, click here!

Ph: Simon Rainer

Filmer: Maurino Castellani

2019 World Rookie Champions will participate at 2019.20 FIS World Cups

World Rookie Tour has established an end of season important partnership which will increse significantly the 2019 World Rookie Finals prizes: all the 2019 rookie champions, snowboard and freeski, male and female, will be awarded with a personal spot in the 2019.20 FIS World Cups.

This important recognition was already discussed and included by the FIS Park and Pipe Sub-Commitee and it will be approved in the quota allocation document for the 2019.20 FIS World Cup Tour presented at the June FIS meetings. An important extra prize which will help the carrier of our best rookie athletes, following the philosopy and the mission of the World Rookie Tour: to find and support tomorrow’s stars of action sports. 

Don’t forget also the previously announced prizes for the 2019 World Rookie Champions, both snowboard than freeski: :

– Invitations to the 2019 Audi Nines in Solden, Obergurgl Hochgurgl Austria (for male and female, snowboard and freeski)
– Invitations to the 2019 World Rookie Shooting in Les 2 Alpes, France, in July 2019 (for male and female, snowboard and freeski)
– Invitations to Surf Camp in Santander by Surf2Live.com in summer 2019 (for male and female, snowboard and freeski)
– Invitation to South Emisphere Rookie Trip in summer 2019 (for male champions, snowbord and freeski)
– Sponsorship proposal from Volkl International (for male freeski)
– Many other prizes from all the podium riders from our sponsors Nitro, Union, TSG, Level and Jail Jam.

Save the date of our 2019 World Rookie Tour Finals:
World Rookie Finals Freeski – slopestyle – from March the 18th to the 21st in Seiser Alm, Italy.
World Rookie Finals Snowboard – slopestyle and halfpipe – from March the 25th to the 30th in Kitzsteinhorn Zell Am See, Kaprun, Austria.

For information and registration write to registration@worldrookietour.com.

If you dream to became a professional snowboarder or freeskier, then your future will start at the 2019 World Rookie Finals.

 

Press Office World Rookie Tour Marco Sampaoli – marco@moonsrl.it – Phone +39.059.9783397 or +39.340.328.55.69

World Rookie Tour Coordinator Meinhard Trojer – meinhardtrojer@powdern.com – Phone +43.650.56.37.424