Tv Show World Rookie Tour 2022: an year with us

Black Yeti is proud to deliver on-line the TV Show from the 2022 World Rookie Tour: enjoy a unique journey across the globe to find and support the future start of snowboarding and freesking. Riders from all over the world meet, compete and had fun all over and were awarded with incredible opportunities to enter the professional snowboard and freeski community: ticket to pro-events and a memorable training week at the legendary Prime Park Session.

Check out the latest chapter from the World Rookie Tour snowboard & freeski saga: the future was here, it is still here, and will be here!

Filmed and edited by Andreas Monsberger, Silvio Ottonello, Federico Romanello, Maurino Castellani, Daniele Teodorosi and more contributors.

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

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The WRT Manifesto

This is the WRT Manifesto: the vision and mission of the greatest U18 action sports tour of all times.

World Rookie Tour, where legends are born. A global platform fostering next generation pro riders, where human experience and life skills improvements matters as much as tech skills and competitions.. and have fun, really a lot of fun all together.

This is our Mission.

Watch it, and discover what this means.

Black Yeti wishes you all Merry Christmas and Snowy Happy New Year

Black Yeti wishes you a Merry Christmas and a happy conclusion to 2022! How does it do it? Of course, shredding in snowpark with his friends! Watch here the WRT Black Yeti at the Ursus Snowpark in Madonna di Campiglio.

We are here not just for greetings; we have two important news to share with you: the new World Rookie Freeski Ranking and the confirmation of the Freeski Big Finals.

World Rookie Ranking Freeski
We are seriously working on Freeski Rookie Rank as qualifying criteria for the World Rookie Freeski Finals, on the same basis of the World Rookie Tour Snowboard rules. More info will be available soon. Stay tuned on the WRT Ranking Page here, the World Rookie Ranking Freeski is on its way!

World Rookie Freeski Final 2023 in Madonna di Campiglio is 100% Confirmed!
Not to be misunderstood, on the FIS Calendar you may read “Cancelled” just because it is not a FIS event anymore. See you in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, from 26 to 30 March 2023. If your dream is to start a professional freeski carrier, then the World Rookie Tour is the places to be!

Countdown to World Rookie Fest Livigno
So, while the Black Yeti is celebrating the winter season with a special Santa Claus session, all the rookies can pack their board bags and organize their trips to the World Rookie Fest in in Livigno, Italy. From 14 to 20 January 2023 young snowboarders and freeskiers from all over the world are welcome to the legendary, oldest and larger World Rookie Tour event.

See you on the slopes rookies, we can’t wait!

World Rookie Tour 2023 Announcement

Black Yeti calls the next generation of pros to the largest Snowboard and Freeski youth global tour

Save the dates for the 2023 WRT 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 the 14th until January the 21st, in Livigno (ITA), for the World Rookie Fest 18th 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.

We will land in USA, for the US Grom Fest and we’ll come back in East Europe for two Romanian stops: Maramures Rookie Fest and Sinaia Rookie Fest. And again will go in France to the French Kiss Rookie Tour (Font Romeu resort), to the Hellas Rookie Fest in Greece, Borovets Rookie Fest in Bulgaria, Hungarian Rookie Fest (HUN), QKLS Rookie Fest (FIN), Innsbruck Rookie Fest (AUT), the brand new Schilthorn Rookie Fest (SUI), Kronplatz Rookie Fest (ITA) and the Asian qualifier, the iconic Indy Park Rookie Fest (JPN).

The last stops of the year will take us straight to the Big Finals, in order to awards the new World Rookie and Grom Champions. World Rookie Snowboard Finals will be again in Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun/Zell am See, Austria, from 19 to 25 March 2023, and the World Rookie Freeski Finals will back again in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, from 26 to 30 March 2023.

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 invitation to world-class events, Red Bull Special Experience and much more prizes which will support our champions’ carrier.

If your dream is to jump in the professional sport community, then the World Rookie Tour is the places 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.

Registrations and Information:
registration@worldrookietour.com
Phone +39 059.9783397
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If you dream to become a professional action sport athlete,
then your future starts from the World Rookie Tour!

It’s Snow Time for the Rookies on FUEL TV

FUEL TV brings the world’s greatest young snowboarding and freeski riders in the world
to your screen

As part of an ongoing partnership with the much-celebrated World Rookie Tour, on December 17th FUEL TV will proudly present the WRT 2022 Snowboard & Ski highlights, gathering the season’s raddest moves and lines, as performed during this one-of-a-kind event.

Following the successful live broadcast of the World Rookie Skateboard Finals, last September in Innsbruck, Austria, now it’s time to stay tuned on FUEL TV and enjoy the action that took place during the exciting freeski and snowboard finals, respectively disputed in Madonna de Campiglio, Italy, and Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, in an unprecedented display of raw skills by the most talented young men and women in the world.

Organized by Black Yeti in collaboration with World Snowboard Federation, the World Rookie Tour is the largest and longest-running youth international action sports series in the world, gathering more than 3.000 under-18 riders in snowboarding, freeskiing, skateboarding and surfing, coming from over 30 countries, who aim at transforming their passion into a professional career.

As the only channel focused exclusively on action sports and available in more than 100 countries, FUEL TV is the natural partner to a competition that nurtures and promotes the ambitions of the most naturally gifted and determined riders out there. The partnership between FUEL TV and Black Yeti allows all the young shredders to achieve important goals also on a communicative level. After all, FUEL TV is where the rookies of present day will grow to become the stars of tomorrow.

“It´s great to have another partner which helps us to give the kids a stage where they can show their skills to a bigger audience. I hope we can go on for next with this cooperation for the coming years.” Stated Meinhard Trojer, WRT co-founder

“In such a important period, when action sports are becoming an established part of the world mainstream sports arena, we feel the obligation to help grow the new generations of world class athletes” said FUEL’s Head of Marketing Paulo Alves. “As the global home of action sports, I consider it’s only natural that FUEL TV is a key broadcast partner for WRT,”

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.

And it all starts right here, right now!

Find FUEL TV

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

World Rookie Tour 2023 – November Updates

New Program for Livigno WRF – First European events confirmed – Finals Reminder

UPDATED PROGRAM FOR WORLD ROOKIE FEST IN LIVIGNO, ITALY
Black Yeti has some fresh news about the World Rookie Fest 2023 that will take place in Livigno, at the legendary Mottolino Snowpark. No changes to the snowboarders’ program, with the event confirmed from 14 to 18 January 2023.

To the freeskiers side, we have an important communication to do: Livigno World Rookie Fest Freeski program changed a bit and the event will be completed by January the 20th, in order to facilitate transfer from Livigno to the EYOF (European Youth Olympic Festival scheduled from 21 January 2023 in Friuli Venezia Giulia).  Take the opportunity to live two of the most important events in Europe!

Please read the program online here

DOWNLOAD HERE INFO SHEET AND REGISTRATION FORM

WINTER SEASON: FIRST EU EVENTS CONFIRMED
World Rookie Tour staff are excited about the new winter season. We are working on new calendar for 2023 season but we give you some preview. Confirmed in Romania: Maramures Rookie Fest (from 26 to 29 January 2023) and the new Sinaia Rookie Fest 2023 (23-26 February 2023), both snowboard and freeski slopestyle.

To stay update, please check the calendar online version here.

WORLD ROOKIE SNOWBOARD AND FREESKI FINALS 2023
If you haven’t done it yet, save the dates for the Big Finals of the World Rookie Tour 2023! Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun and Madonna di Campiglio will host the best rookies of the 2023 WRT season. Don’t miss the chance to be the new World Rookie Snowboard and Freeski Champion! The appointment is in Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun/Zell am See from 19 to 25 March 2023 for the World Rookie Snowboard Finals and in Madonna di Campiglio from 26 to 30 March 2023, for the World Rookie Freeski Finals. Read the news online here.

Registrations and information:
registration@worldrookietour.com
Phone +39 059.9783397 or +39.340.3285569

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

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!
 

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.

Follow the World Rookie Tour
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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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email: info@worldrookietour.com

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!