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:
registration@worldrookietour.com
World Rookie Registration – Skateboard – World Rookie Tour

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

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If you dream to become a professional action sport athlete,
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Save the date for the World Rookie Snowboard and Freeski Finals 2023

Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun and Madonna di Campiglio will host the best rookies of the 2023 WRT season

Maybe it’s still early, but the Black Yeti wants to allow you to mark the dates of the most important youth events of the winter season: all the rookie tour crew will be back once again in Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun/Zell am See in Austria, from 19 to 25 March 2023, for World Rookie Snowboard Finals and to Madonna di Campiglio in Italy, from 26 to 30 March 2023, for the World Rookie Freeski Finals.

The WRT Finals will attract once again the best young snowboarders and freeskiers from the World Rookie Tour qualifying events to compete for the 2023 World Rookie Freeski Champion title and incredible prizes such as invitation to world class events, Red Bull Special Experience and much more.

Also, the kick-off and oldest event of the 2023 WRT, the legendary World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy, confirmed its 18th edition from January the 14th until January the 21st 2023. The event will be open to both snowboarders (14-18 January) and freeskiers (18-21 January) and will offer also a special training week in the premium Mottolino Snowpark, long time partner of the Black Yeti.

If your dream is to start a professional snowboard carrier, then the World Rookie Tour is the places to be!

Registrations and Information:
registration@worldrookietour.com
Phone +39 059.9783397

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

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From Europe to Asia: World Rookie Tour is on fire

The best rookies on their way to Innsbruck to the Finals, from 30 September to 2nd October

How many kilometres Black Yeti does it in a season? We reliably don’t know. Honestly, we are just glad to have all these young passionate skaters competing and shredding together. This would therefore appear to be a good point to take stock of the situation.

European Updates
Black Yeti has already been in Romania, Bulgaria, Finland and Germany, and now, before the Big Finals in Innsbruck, Austria, it’s about to land in Switzerland (Winterthur 2.3 September), UK (Manchester 17.18 September), Romania again (Cluj Napoca 8.11 September), Portugal (Lisbon 9 September), Italy (Modena 17.18 September), Greece (Athen 23.24 September) and Czech Republic (Prague 23.25 September).

News from Asia
Unfortunately, Japan Rookie Fest is not confirmed but don’t worry because Black Yeti will land for the first time in South East Asia, precisely in Phnom Penh for the Cambodia Rookie Fest. On the 28th august, the contest will take place at the Factory Phnom Peng Skatepark. Expected live DJs, special world food and drink to make this day a memorable one! More info available at this link.

So, World Rookie Tour Skateboarding 2022 is on fire.
Check the online calendar here and find the next World Rookie Tour event!

The way to crown the World Rookie Skateboard Champion is marked.

 

Graystone, UK

Japan Rookie Fest Cancelled

Black Yeti is sad to announce the cancellation of the Japanes WRT Sk8 Qualifier for 2022. Due to difficult economical situation the local organizing committe didn’t find enough financial support from local partners in order to run the event as planned but we promise to come back in the land of Samurai in 2023 with skateboard and snowboard events.

World Rookie Tour and FUEL TV join forces to expand their global audiences

Never stop surprising: an exciting new partnership between Black Yeti and FUEL TV!

World Rookie Tour and FUEL TV announce a new partnership: the most important action sports junior tour and the Global Home of Action Sports media platform will join forces to go to the next level.

FUEL TV is the only channel focused exclusively on the action sports and is available in more than 100 countries around the world. On the World Rookie Tour side, the claim is clear: “If you dream to become a professional action sport athlete, then your future starts from the World Rookie Tour!”. The partnership between Black Yeti and FUEL TV will allow all the young shredders to achieve important goals also on a new communicative level.

The partnership will kick off at the upcoming World Rookie Skateboard Final that will take place in Innsbruck, Austria, at the Skatehalle Skatepark, from the 30th September to the 2nd October 2022. The event will gather in Tirol’s Capital city, skateboarders from all over, who got their spot for the finals at this year WRT Sk8 Qualifying events. A high-level of skateboarding is expected, and FUEL TV will support the communication of the event and the distribution of the live-streaming signal from the finals.

This will be only the first of many media project which will be developed in conjunction between WRT and FUEL TV.

“We are excited about the partnership with FUEL TV, one of the very first and older media in the action sport community.” Stated Marco Sampaoli, WRT media manager and co-founder “Our rookies will be stoked to watch WRT contents on the FuelTV platform, and we were looking exactly for a partner like FuelTV to broadcast many stories and behind the scenes from the Black Yeti saga.”

“As the global home of action sports, I believe it’s only natural that FUEL TV is a key broadcast partner for WRT,” said FUEL’s CRO Filipe Castilho. “In such a crucial time, when action sports are becoming an established part of the world mainstream sports arena, we feel the responsibility to help grow the new generations of world class athletes”

Now it’s time to shred with the Black Yeti, don’t miss the chance to live the World Rookie Tour experience through FUEL TV, the main action sport broadcast platform in the world.

Find FUEL TV

For complete Skateboard Calendar 2022, please check the last online version here.

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ABOUT THE WORLD ROOKIE TOUR
The World Rookie Tour is organized by the Black Yeti ssrl in collaboration with World Snowboard Federation, National Snowboard, Ski and Skateboard Associations, and selected action sports agencies. It was born in 2005 as a series of youth snowboard events and it consists now of a selection of high-quality International events for snowboard, Freeski, Skateboard and Surf, the so-called “Rookie Fests”, reserved for riders under 18’s only, in Europe, North and South America, Oceania and Asia. The World Rookie Tour consists not only of competitions: it also features loads of other activities to help rookies to grow in the field of professional action sports, such as photo & video shootings, avalanche, and rescue clinics, meetings with photographers, and international team managers, parties and English talks. Since year zero, it awards tickets to world-class events such as X Games Norway, Audi Nines, The Arctic Challenge, The Air & Style, The World Snowboarding Championships, Red Bull Roller Coaster, Simple Session, Mystic Sk8 Cup, invitations to professional photo & video shootings, and shooting trip all around the world. Every year the tour crowns the World Rookie Champions at the end of the season, during the World Rookie Finals, a unique event format where the best youngsters from almost 30 countries compete and have fun. More information at www.worldrookietour.com.

ABOUT BLACK YETI ssd
The Black Yeti is an amateur sports club dedicated to the realization of Snowboard, Freeski, Skateboard and Surf projects for boys and girls up to 18 years of age, at international level. One of the most successful projects is the World Rookie Tour, the biggest and the most famous tour in the action sports world that attracts 3.000 young athletes from 30 nations to the events called “Rookie Fest”, organized all over the world: Italy, Europe, North and South America, Oceania and Asia. The Rookie Fests program includes not only the competition but also many side activities such as avalanche and rescue clinics, workshops, and English talks.

ABOUT FUEL TV
Founded in 2003, FUEL TV is the global home of action sports on television. Available in more than 100 countries around the world, FUEL TV is the only channel focused exclusively on the sports, culture and lifestyles of Surfing, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Free Skiing, BMX and MTB, and the art, music and fashion that define them. FUEL TV is available as a Free Advertising-supported Streaming Television (FAsST) channel in key territories, and as a global premium Subscription Video-on-Demand (SVOD) service called FUEL TV+. Headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal, FUEL TV has offices in Los Angeles, Miami, São Paulo, Beijing, Melbourne and for more visit www.fuel.tv


World Rookie Tour Media Manager
Marco Sampaoli – marco@moonsrl.it – Tel +39.059.9783397 or +39.340.328.55.69

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

FUEL TV
Paulo Alves –
paulo@fuel.tv – Tel +351.969.363.070

WRT Gang at the Mystic Sk8 Cup 

Black Yeti is excited to release the video report from the special experience organized with some of our top WRT Skaters at one of the most iconic skate events in the world. Thanks to the collaboration between World Rookie Tour and Mystic Sk8 Cup, skaters lived one of the best experiences in their life, directly in contact with the professional skateboarding.

From WRT Zoe Van Essen (NED), Liv Broder (SUI), Aoi Ishimaru (JPN), Raimu Sasaki (JPN), Noel Scharer (SUI), Santino Exenberger (AUT), Fin Broder (SUI), Rocco Muller (SUI) and Kris Havaux (AUT), all of them took the opportunity to participate in this trip and compete in a professional competition, challenging with many big names from the international skateboarding scene.

The Black Yeti is so proud of its young champions!

Watch the video report of this fantastic experience:

Footage and Editing: Federico Romanello

For complete Skateboard Calendar 2022, please check the last online version here.

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WRT Grom Champ Toa Sasaki got Bronze at Simple Session 2022

From WRT to the Simple Session: Toa Sasaki rock it!

Thanks to the World Rookie Tour collaboration with the Simple Session, WRT Grom Champion Toa Sasaki from Japan was invited to the legendary Skate & Bmx event hosted annually in Tallin, Estonia.  The great news today is that Toa Sasaki, World Rookie Grom Champion 2021, got 3rd at the Simple Session 2022 and won the City Street Session.

Toa took the opportunity to participate in the first professional competition of his career, and live a unique experience at the legendary Simple Session, one of the historic international skate competitions of the old continent, with 22 years of fantastic editions.

Toa was one of the best riders of the 2022 edition: he won the Street Session by Visit Estonia and finished 3rd in the Simple Session main event, challenging with many big names from the international skateboarding community. The Black Yeti is proud of its young Japanese champion and of having launched a new star in the world of professional skateboarding.

Watch the video report of this fantastic adventure by Black Yeti: “Toa Sasaki, from World Rookie Tour to Simple Session”.

Footage and Editing: Outbnd.com

Pictures by Nauris Dollins

For complete Skateboard Calendar 2022, please check the last online version here.

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

World Rookie Tour Skateboard 2022 

14 qualification events, 1 world final: your future starts here

WRT Sk8 Calendar could be subject to changes.
For the latest version check the online calendar here

The Black Yeti is coming back on board and he is ready to announce the World Rookie Tour Skateboarding 2022! A lot of spectacular events around Europe and Asia, to crown the World Rookie Skateboard Champion.

14 qualifiers in Romania, Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, Germany, Great Britain, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Japan will bring the best rookies from all over back to Innsbruck, Austria, from 30 September to 2nd of October 2022 for the World Rookie Skateboard Finals where an incredible riding level will be showcased for the second time.

If you weren’t at last season 2021 WRT Sk8 Finals, watch the video recap here: https://bit.ly/3M1ZHQ6

All the skaters qualified for the finals in Innsbruck, will have the opportunity to win incredible prices like invitations to the Simple Session 2023 in Tallin, Mystic Sk8 Cup 2023 in Prague and special Red Bull Experiences.

Please note: changes in Age Groups
Starting from 2022 WRT Skateboarding the max age to join is 19 years old (instead of 21 of the previous seasons). Find more information about the qualifying criteria to the World Rookie Skateboard Finals here: The Tour – World Rookie Tour.


World Rookie Rank and Age Categories
2022 World Rookie Tour Skateboard events are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st of January 2003 to 31st of December 2006) and Groms (born from 1st of January 2007 and up), both male and female. All contests in the World Rookie Tour will generate valuable results for the World Rookie Rank.  Not only events the World Rookie Fest can be part of the Skateboard Rookie Rank. Any event can be part of the Skateboard Rookie Rank as long as grom – and rookie aged riders participate as well. For example, the European Best Foot Forward Tour by Blue-Tomato, featuring 10 stops all over Europe, for riders of all ages in one group, is already part of the Skateboard Rookie Rank.

It’s time to shred again with the Black Yeti!
Don’t miss the chance to live the World Rookie Tour experience: Your Future Start Here.

Registrations and Information:
registration@worldrookietour.com
World Rookie Registration – Skateboard – World Rookie Tour
Phone +39 059.9783397

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

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

Red Bull Hammers with Homies: brand new event partner for the Black Yeti

Madonna di Campiglio, Trentino, Italy

During the Easter weekend, April 16 – 17, the international finals of Red Bull Hammers with Homies contest were held in Madonna di Campiglio, Trentino, Italy. Surrounded by magnificent views, the athletes challenged each other in two team comps during the intense weekend of sport, adrenaline and music: rail contest on Saturday and slopestyle on Sunday.

Why do we tell you all this? As you probably know, last year World Rookie Tour and Red Bull have ratified the partnership for the winter closing event in Italy, the international Red Bull Hammers with Homies, and many rookies from our qualification events had been invited.

From Finland, the “Kona Team” that won the invitation during the last World Rookie Finals in Kaprun, ranked third at the rail jam on Saturday and at the slopestyle on Sunday. “Team Frenchies” from France, invited from World Rookie Fest in Livigno, finished fourth at the rail jam and also at the slopestyle. The Dust team formed also by old acquaintances of the rookie tour as Nick Puenter and Davide Boggio and, as well, new talent such as Alex Lotorto, won the Hammers with Homies rail jam.

Going into the event detail, the 15 crews from all over the world had the opportunity to unleash their best tricks and showcase their team creativity.

The shapers of the Ursus Snowpark, together with F-Tech Snowpark Design, created a terrifying rail set for the City Rail Contest on Saturday. A crowd of public watched and cheered for the 15 teams made up of 3 riders each, who are challenged by the Knock-Out System to the best of the single dry run. A race full of tension and adrenaline, which attracted everyone’s attention. The Dust team, made up of Alex Lotorto, Davide Boggio and Nick Puenter, won the first place. In second place the Nitro International Sick Dragons Slayerz 43 team with Alexis Roland, Simon Gschainder and Nils Arvidsson. Third place for the Team Kona from Finland: Elias Hamalainen, Mitja Kauranen, Roni Aalto.

A real party for snowboarders and non-snowboarders who were able to continue to have fun dancing to the notes of the well-known Italian hip hop artist “Salmo”.

On Easter Sunday the competition moved to the top of the mountain at the Ursus Snowpark, where it was the turn of the Team Slopestyle Battle. The format included the execution of two runs each with access to the finals of the best 8 crews. The finalists then challenged each other via the Knock-Out System with a single race. The final saw local heroes “The Ursus Hunters” and the “Sick Dragons Slayerz 43” compete in three runs full of tricks, creativity and teamwork. In second and third place we find the winning crews of the rail contest: Sick Dragons Slayerz 43 in second place and Team Kona in third. The Ursus Hunters team composed by Leo Framarin, Emil Zulian and Nicola Liviero (all former rookies) was crowned the best snowboarder crew of Red Bull Hammers with Homies 2022.

The judges rewarded the team spirit, that is how the riders interacted with each other, highlighting the quality of the individual and the group, creativity in the choice and interpretation of the structures and tricks created and the technical execution of the maneuvres.

Red Bull Hammers With Homies turns out to be not only a competition, but a real snowboard show that has also attracted the attention of everybody on the slopes.

Look at the following LINK the video report of the coolest snowboard weekend of the season and see you next year!

To stay updated on the next edition, follow #RedBullHammersWithHomies

Black Yeti will train at Prime Park Sessions

Prime Park Session and World Rookie Tour join forces to support future stars of snowboarding and freesking.

Starting from 2022 season all World Rookie Champions, male and female, snowboard and freeski, will be invited to join the iconic training camp “Prime Park Sessions” hosted annually in Stubai Glacier, Austria.

About Prime Park Sessions
Since 2013, freestyle pros from all over the world have met in the Stubai Zoo every autumn to prepare for the upcoming World Cup season during the Stubai Prime Park Sessions.  Annually, the so-called Prime-Line is set up next to the Pro-Line. This downhill with three large kickers is for the exclusive use of the participants of the Stubai Prime Park Sessions.

Olympic winners, XGames medalist and as well several former WRT Champions, are among those testing the Prime Line. But also many national freestyle skiing and snowboarding teams join the sessions. Many journalists and TV teams too use the pre-season to get footage for the next video projects.  The Stubai Prime Park Sessions is organize by Leg of Steel and you can learn more about this project at www.primeparksessions.com

Pics: @SYOVANVLIET

Many Medals and Finals for the Olympian Rookies in Beijing 2022

Olympics are over and our ex rookies and former World Rookie Tour Champions have conquered 4 medals and 24 spots in snowboard and freeski finals. In addition, we had miscalculated in the last PR: from World Rookie Tour events in the last years, the Black Yeti accompanied to the Olympics more than 50 athletes in snowboard and freeski competions! A great pride for all of us, a great recognition for those who have made the future of these young rippers, its mission.

The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games gave us important results, Olympic snowboard medals and excellent placings. In chronological order:

Sena Tomita, Japan,  Bronze in Beijin 2022 female half pipe, WRT HP Champ 2017
Jan Scherrer, Swiss, Bronze in Beijin 2022 male half pipe, WRT Grom Champ 2007
Kokomo Murase, Japan,  Bronze in Beijin 2022 female big air, WRT Champ 2017 and 2018
Mons Roisland, Norway,  Silver in Beijin 2022 male big air, WRT Champ 2015

It has been great following you all from the very early stage of your carrier until these great achievements. Thank you all!

The Black Yeti continues its race straight to the 2022 World Rookie Finals

Time to start again with the latest opportunities to reach the Big Finals. QKLS Rookie Fest (Vuokatti, Finland, from 17/18 March 2022) and Indy Park Jam Rookie Fest (Nekoma, Japan, 19/20 March 2022) will be welcome the snowboarders that would like to conquer the finals. On the freeskiers side, Innsbruck Rookie Fest (Innsbruck, Austria, 3/6 March 2022) and Kronplatz Rookie Fest (Kronplatz, Italy, 11/13 March 2022) are waiting all the young rippers around Europe.

More information about the last events will be available really soon on our website and social pages.

Finally, yet importantly, remember that the World Rookie Snowboard Finals will be back in Austria, at Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun from the 24th of March to the 3rd of April 2022, while World Rookie Freeski Finals will be held for the first time in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, from the 20th of March to the 23rd of March 2022.

See you on the slopes rookies!

Photo Credits: many of our WRT photographers since 17 years!

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

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Video Highlights from 2022 World Rookie Fest in Livigno

The Snowboard & Freeski Edition!!!

Livigno welcomed the international young stars of snowboarding and for the first time, freeskiing.

Riders from 13 different Nations displayed a crazy high level of riding in the premium freestyle terrain and a perfect playground for all the rippers, Mottolino Snowpark.
The program of 2022 World Rookie Fest has been reduced because of the Covid emergency, but all the riders and families were able to enjoy this great winter experience. The activities for the rider, for examples, included avalanche clinics and night rail jams.

Watch what happened in Livigno, the best playground for freestyler.

Video Credits: Silvio Ottonello, Federico Romanello, Daniele Teodorosi

Good Luck to our Olympian Rookies heading to Beijing 2022 

The Black Yeti Prophecy for Milano Cortina 2026:
the future was here 

Everybody knows, the World Rookie Tour is an unmissable opportunity for those who want to transform their passion into a well-defined professional career. Is there any evidence? Of course. The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games officially open on 4 February 2022 and plenty of our ex Rookies and Groms will be there: more than 30 will shred over the Big Wall of China! 

Some names? Among the many snowboarders ready for China, we have Staale Sandbech, Valentino Guseli, Sven Thorgren, Evy Poppe, Sarka Pancochova, Annika Morgan, Emiliano Lauzi, Reira Iwabuchi, Kokomo Murase, Takeru Otsuka, while in the freeski Olympic comps Matej Svancer and Leonardo Donaggio will represent the WRT crew.

The Black Yeti wishes to all the riders’ fun and personal growth during this unique experience.

The Black Yeti Prophecy for Milano – Cortina 2026

In Sochi 2018 we had 8 ex-rookies in the slopestyle finals.
In Beijin 2022 we have 30+ snowboarders and freestylers in the slopestyles and big air comps.
Who will go to Milano – Cortina 2026?

The Black Yeti prophecy will arrive soon, but you can share his future vision by watching the last video highlights from the legendary 2022 World Rookie Fest in Livigno, where everything began 17 years ago.  For the first time in the history of this event, the 2022 edition welcomed both snowboarders and freeskiers all together to celebrate the freestyle passion and, of course, to discover tomorrow’s stars: the future was here.

Watch the video at this link and discover the next Olympic athletes.

Photo Credits: many of our WRT photographers since 17 years 😊!
Video Credits: Silvio Ottonello, Federico Romanello and Daniele Teodorosi.

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

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

World Rookie Tour 2022: bigger than ever

Join to the best winter experience of your life. Dates and locations announced.

 

Black Yeti, the most popular mascot of the winter sports worldwide, can hardly wait to discover the next future stars of snowboarding and freeskiing. The World Rookie Tour is ready again to showcase an incredible level of riding, countless collateral activities and amazing rewards in more than 20 events all over.

Also, this year Black Yeti will visit some of the best ski resorts of the world, such as Mammoth Mountain in USA, Livigno, Madonna di Campiglio and Kronplatz in Italy, Maramures and Poiana Brasov in Romania, Guzet in France, Borovets in Bulgaria, Matra in Hungary, Innsbruck and Kaprun in Austria, Vuokatti in Finland and Nekoma in Japan. And a city stop in Glasgow, Scottland, is in the calendar too!

World Rookie Tour 2022 will begin with the World Rookie Fest in Livigno, the legendary kick-off event will be held from the 15th to the 22nd of January 2022, with a big news: snowboard and freeskiers will be both welcome for the first time ever. As is traditional, it will take place at Mottolino Snowpark, one of the most famous snowpark in the Alps.

The iconic World Rookie Snowboard Finals, the most awaited tour event, will be back in Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, from the 24th of March to the 3rd of April 2022, while the World Rookie Freeski Finals will be held for the first time in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, from the 20th of March to the 23rd of March 2022.

At the end, the winner of the World Rookie Finals will be awarded with the title of World Rookie Champion and will be offered a unique opportunity to enter the world of professional snowboarding and freeskiing: spots to 2022.23 FIS World Cup tour and invitation to major international events are just some of the amazing prizes secured by the Black Yeti.

World Rookie Tour, a memorable experience not only for the athletes, but also for the companions and the public, an opportunity to have fun together and to get know each other.

For those who did not know the technical level of this competition, at the following link you can see the highlights of the latest World Rookie Fest in Livigno: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour/

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

Save the dates!

Registrations and information:
registration@worldrookietour.com

All tour events, including the finals, will follow all future directives on Covid19 prevention, to ensure the safety of riders, coaches, companions and staff.

The World Rookie Tour is organized by Black Yeti Company in collaboration with National and International Sports Associations and it is made possible by Red Bull, Völkl, Marker, Union Bindings, TSG Protection, Level Gloves, Surftolive.com, Jail Jam, Blue-Tomato, Elle-Erre Easy Flag, Nitro Snowboards, and Moon. You can follow the World Rookie Tour on our international media partners Sequence Magazine, Boardriding.com, Prime Snowboarding, Prime Skiing, Sourge Skateboarding, and Quattro Media.

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

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

World Rookie Tour Freeski Project

There are many reason to join the WRT Freeski project! First of all we host the best youth competition around in the best resort and snowpark world wide. But our events are not only competitions: we include in the program a lot of lifestyle activities in order to create a unique travel experience.

 

Great pictures and great video are produced in all our events and, last but not least, we award incredible prizes: the end of season World Rookie Champions will get a spot in the FIS World Cup Tour and an invitation to the legendary Audi Nines. Also we offer many surf camp to the best skiers in the tour, special Red Bull Experience, invitation to photo shooting and many other great prizes.

Check the tour calendar on www.worldrookietour.com/calendar and get ready to join the Black Yeti in the next event!

If your dream is to became a pro, then your future start at the World Rookie Tour.

Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY Tour: schedule for 2021/2022

Black Yeti is proud to announce the partnership with the legendary snowboard tour Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY, an occasions where to gather points for the World Rookie Rank!

Below you can read all the details about the tour!

Paul Frischhut

In December 2021, the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Blue Tomato and Ride Snowboards will be kicking off into the 9th season. As every year, the popular snowboard tour attracts international riders to travel to Zillertal from everywhere. Under the aegis of the Ästhetiker crew, four tourstops will be held in 2021/2022. The events will be going down in four different Zillertal snowparks, always happening with one day of coaching and training and a slopestyle competition day. This season´s series will be kicking off with the first tourstop on December 18th and 19th at the ski resort of Hochzillertal-Kaltenbach.
Nine years of Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Blue Tomato & Ride Snowboards!

Thanks to the ongoing support by Zillertal Tourism GmbH, the Zillertal mountain companies and tourism associations, as well as loyal partners like Blue Tomato, Ride Snowboards, Red Bull, Horsefeathers and Dana Beanies, the popular VÄLLEY RÄLLEY will be coming home to Zillertal in December 2021 again.

Zillertal Tourism General Manager Beate Kassner is looking forward to the event series: „The support of up-and-coming talents in wintersports is an extremely important topic for us in the Zillertal. We are delighted to welcome so many young athletes for the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY. The tour start in December is an important date for all of us and we wish all our participants good luck and great success.“

In the past eight years, Zillertal´s famous snowboard tour has become one of Europe´s top events for up-and-coming snowboarding talents. „With the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY we are providing a platform for young riders to enter professional snowboarding and breathe fresh contest air,“ Ästhetiker prÄsident Steve Gruber explains. „The unique combination of coaching and contest has proven its success over the past years. Young athletes take advantage of our events to push their own level of progression. We are proud to announce that some of them have qualified for the Olympic Games.“

Boardsports fans can look forward to four action-packed weekends in the Zillertal. At every tour stop, the latest Ride Snowboards and bindings will be availbe for free demo/testing. And while the coaching day stands for freebie freestyle trainings in small groups and together with snowboard pros, Europe´s rising stars will be throwing their best tricks down all over the slopestyle course on the competition day.
All four competitions come along with medals, prizes and prize money. And while Ride Snowboards hands out brand-new snowboards to the winners, second presenting partner Blue Tomato will be organising side events and fun competitions on the coaching day. Horsefeathers deliveres a brand-new outerwear combo for the Horsefeathers best trick winner at every tourstop.

With every contest result, athletes will accumulate points in the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY overall ranking. The Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY 2021/2022 overall tour winners will be crowned new Royal Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY family at the fourth and final stage at Hintertux Glacier. Riders participating in the tour, will automatically be collecting points for the International World Snowboard Point List (WSPL). The points of the first three VÄLLEY RÄLLEY events further count as ASA (Austrian Snowboard Association) Austriacup results. According to the accumulated points after the first three events, the best man, the best woman and top rookies (U18) are qualified for the Austrian Masters Slopestyle Finals. Rookies (U18) are collecting points in the World Rookie Ranking to qualify for the World Rookie Tour Finals. More info about the international points system can be looked up at http://www.powdern.com

The Ästhetiker are delighted to announce the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY event schedule 2021/2022:

1.Tour stop – 18.-19.12.2021 – Skiregion Hochzillertal-Kaltenbach, Erste Ferienregion im Zillertal
2.Tour stop – 15.-16.01.2022 – Zillertal Arena, Zell-Gerlos
3.Tour stop – 26.-27.02.2022 – Penken Park Mayrhofen, Mayrhofen-Hippach im Zillertal
4.Tour stop – 23.-24.04.2022 – Hintertux Glacier, Betterpark Hintertux, Tux-Finkenberg

It´s understood that the actual safety precautions and conditions will be communicated, controlled and complied at all Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY events. Late contest registrations will not be possible on site. Check www.valleyralley.at and www.zillertal.at/valleyralley for categories, age groups and registration.
About the Zillertal: The Zillertal counts among the most popular alpine destinations. It´s well-known as Europe´s number one valley for snowboarding. Zillertal´s snow parks rank high, attracting the world´s top snowboarders to train in the valley since time immemorial. The choice is huge and there´s jumps, rails and boxes available for all levels. No matter, if freestyle newbie or snowboard pro, Zillertal´s snow parks deliver the perfect playground for any kind of tricks, jumps and creativity. Find out more at www.zillertal.at

Photo Credits: theo_acworth

World Rookie Tour partner with BFF EU Tour

Next stops: Innsbruck (07.08.) – Düsseldorf (14.08.) – Alaia Chalet (21.08)

Dear skateboarders, partners and friends, Black Yeti is proud to remember that the World Rookie Tour and Blue Tomato are working together to support all the amateur and youth skateboarding scene in Europe.

After five awesome Blue Tomato x Zumiez Best Foot Forward European tour stops in Hamburg, Helsinki, Berlin, Maribor and Utrecht, Blue Tomato’s crew have reached the half-way of the European tour and could welcome a total of more than 260 skaters.

Black Yeti and Blue Tomato are happy to announce the next tour stops, occasions where to gather points for the World Rookie Rank.

07.08. – Innsbruck Skatehalle Innsbruck

14.08. – Düsseldorf Skatepark Eller

21.08. – Alaïa ChaletAlaia Chalet

Click here to register as a participant or spectator.

Here you can find the sharepics for the upcoming events and as well the photos from the past stops!

More information about the contest and the tour can be found here.

Follow BFF EU Tour:
@bestfootforwardeurope
#bestfootforward21

Spread the word and let’s keep the Skate Party going!