2021 World Rookie Snowboard and Freeski Finals

Black Yeti proudly announces dates and locations

Someone said: “Optimism is the best way to see life”, and Black Yeti is highly optimistic! That is why we want to announce dates and locations for the 2021 World Rookie Tour Big Finals, well in advance. Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun in Austria, and Seiser Alm in Italy, are already excited to host hundreds of young aspiring professionals, to live the best experience in their early career. Obviously all our scheduled WRT events will follow both the international WHO and the local guidelines for the Covid prevention to ensure the highest security standard for all our riders, their coach and relatives. Furthermore, is confirmed that the 2021 World Rookie Tour Snowboard and Freeski Champions, male and female, will get a spot in the next season FIS World Cup Tour!

 

World Rookie Snowboard Finals
A history lasting 16 years, a heritage that Black Yeti improves every year. The next World Rookie Snowboard Finals will take place again in Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, from the 11th to the 16th April 2021, with Slopestyle and Big Air events. But as always it´s not just about the competition, with workshops and side events, as well education and a lot of fun is a big part of the World Rookie Finals. If you want to see the future of snowboarding, you have to be there.

Watch here the trailer for the 2021 World Rookie Snowboard Finals: vimeo.com/475818755

 

World Rookie Freeski Finals
A brand-new tour, an incredible opportunity for all the young skiers around the world. World Rookie Freeski Finals will take place again in Seiser Alm, Italy, from the 23rd to the 27th March 2021. Snowpark Seiser Alm is one of the best park in Europe, hosting location for several international events, including FIS World Cup Slopestyle.  The chance to compete here is a must and the program of the event will include very typical social activities in order to discover the South Tyrol culture and heritage.

Breaking news for the last season-qualified riders, for snow and freeski finals 2020
Due to the Corona virus emergency World Rookie Tour cancelled the last 2020 winter events scheduled in Japan, Italy and Austria, including the World Rookie Snowboard and Freeski Finals 2020.

For the season 2020/2021 Black Yeti has decided that all the last year qualified rider for the 2020 finals, if they are still in the age, could take part of the World Rookie Finals 2021 scheduled in Austria and Italy. Unfortunately, the World Rookie Tour cannot confirm the economic efforts for the free ticket.

If you are one of the qualified riders from season 2020, please write to registration@worldrookietour.com

World Rookie Tour Snowboard – Provisional Calendar 2021
World Rookie Fest (SS) – Livigno, ITA 16.-21.01.2021
UK Rookie Fest (Rail + BA) – Glasgow, SCO,22.-24.01.2021
Copper Mountain Rookie Fest (HP) – Copper Mountain, USA, 28.01.2021
Winter Park Grom Fest (SS) – Winter Park, USA, 11.02.2021
Winter Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Winter Park, USA, 12.02.2021
QKLS Rookie Fest (SS) – Ruka, FIN, 11.-14.02.2021
Hungarian Rookie Fest (SS) HUN – Budapest, HUN, 20.-21.02.2021
Indy Park Jam Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, JPN, 26.-27.02.2021
Ursus Rookie Fest (SS) – Madonna di Campiglio, ITA, 28.02.-04.03.2021
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) –Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, AUT,11.-16.04.2021

 

World Rookie Tour Freeski – Provisional Calendar 2021
Copper Mountain Rookie Fest (HP) – Copper Mountain, USA, 07.01.2021
UK Rookie Fest (Rail + BA) – Glasgow, SCO 22.-24.01.2021
Winter Park Grom Fest (SS) – Winter Park, USA, 11.02.2021
Winter Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Winter Park, USA, 12.02.2021
Innsbruck Rookie Fest (SS) – Innsbruck – Skyline Park, AUT, 19.-21.02.2021
Ursus Rookie Fest (SS) – Madonna di Campiglio, ITA, 28.02.-04.03.2021
Kronplatz Rookie Fest (SS) – Kronplatz, ITA, 12.-14.03.2021
World Rookie Finals (SS) – Seiser Alm, ITA, 23. –27.03.2021

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The World Rookie Tour is organized by the Black Yeti ssrl in collaboration with World Cup of Skateboarding and selected independent organizers.

Upcoming World Rookie Tour events in Modena and Innsbruck postponed

Due to the recent Covid-19 autumn emergency and both national than international level, the WRT organizing committee decided to postpone the upcoming national qualifying event in Modena  scheduled in Sunday, November the 1st, and as well the 2020 World Final in Innsbruck, Austria. Both events will be re-scheduled during the first 2021 quarter in date to be defined.

We don’t feel safe and fair to run Rookie fest events in these difficult moments. In order to protect our rookie community and their families we decided to postpone the last qualification WRT Skate in Modena and as well the Word Finals in Innsbruck to future dates to be announced. In the meanwhile stay safe and take care, there will be again time to spend time together and have fun with the Black Yeti.” stated Meinhard Trojer, WRT co-founder and tour manager regarding this difficult decision. 

WRT events are not only competitions, but events with several social activities and workshops in order to offer a unique experience to riders, parents and coaches. With the actual situation will not be possible to respect this format and the decision to postpone to safer moments is a direct consequence.

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


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The World Rookie Tour is organized by the Black Yeti ssrl in collaboration with World Cup of Skateboarding and selected independent organizers.

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

2021 Italian Winter Events

Stronger than ever, Black Yeti is planning a bunch of 2021 World Rookie Tour winter events in Italy.
Below you can find all the confirmed italian stops, including the 16th edition of the legendary World Rookie Fest in Livigno and the 2021 World Rookie Freeski Finals in Seiser Alm!

2020 World Rookie Tour – Italian stops
World Rookie Fest – Livigno, Italy, 16-21 January 2021 (snowboard slopestyle)
Ursus Rookie Fest – Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, 28 February – 4 March 2021 (snowboard and freeski slopestyle)
Kronplatz Rookie Fest – Kronplatz, Italy, 12-13 March 2021 (freeski slopestyle)
World Rookie Freeski Finals – Seiser Alm, Italy, 22-26 March 2021 (freeski slopestyle)

Stay tuned, many other dates all around the globe will be announced in the next weeks!


Mottolino Snowpark – Livigno


Ursus Snowpark – Madonna di Campiglio

Kronplatz Snowpark – Kronplatz

Snowpark Seiser Alm – Seiser Alm

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The World Rookie Tour is organized by the Black Yeti ssrl in collaboration with World Cup of Skateboarding and selected independent organizers.

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

WRT Skateboard: discover the 2020 season prize pool

The World Rookie Tour and the Black Yeti will provide a shuttle to the professional career also for the 2020 season. After qualifying events around Europe, all the skaters qualified will have the opportunity to win incredible prices. Prepare to have your mind blown:

– A ticket to the Red Bull Roller Coaster 2021
– A ticket to the Simple Session in Tallinn
– A ticket for the Mystic Sk8 Cup in Prague

There really is no excuse! Come and live the World Rookie Tour experience!

2020 World Rookie Tour Skateboard Calendar
Bring da Truckaz Rookie Fest – Chemnitz, Germany, 5-6 September 2020
Skills Park Rookie Fest – Winterthur, Switzerland, 19 September 2020
Prague Rookie Fest – Mystic Skate Park – Prague, Czech Republic, 1-2 October 2020
Modena Rookie Fest – Modena, Italy, 30 October – 2 November 2020
World Rookie Skateboard Finals – Skatehall – Innsbruck, Austria, 13-15 November 2020


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2020 World Rookie Tour Skateboard is announced. Are you ready to rock with us?

World Rookie Tour restarts the show after lockdown: Coronavirus restrictions in fact, forced the shutdown of all the World Rookie Tour events around the world in March. But now a strong call from Yeti headquarters has announced the restart of the tour: the Black Yeti is coming back to town!

From Chemnitz in Germany to Winterthur in Switzerland, from Prague in the Czech Republic to Modena in Italy, 4 qualification events across Europe to conquer a spot for the World Finals in Innsbruck, Austria.

As for the past 2019 edition, the best skater of the qualification events will get tickets to the World Finals where incredible prizes will be awarded: invitation to the 2021 Simple Session in Tallin, to the 2021 Mystic Skate Cup in Prague and to the World Rookie Tour Shooting (date and location to be announced).

The most important skateboard tour for young skaters is ready to rock, are you too?

2020 World Rookie Tour Skateboard Calendar
Bring da Truckaz Rookie Fest – Chemnitz, Germany, 5-6 September 2020
Sk8 Academy World Rookie Fest – Winterthur, Switzerland, 19 September 2020
Prague Rookie Fest – Mystic Skate Park – Prague, Czech Republic, 1-2 October 2020
Modena Rookie Fest – Modena, Italy, 30 October – 2 November 2020
World Rookie Skateboard Finals – Skatehalle – Innsbruck, Austria, 13-15 November 2020

 

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The World Rookie Tour is organized by the Black Yeti ssrl in collaboration with World Cup of Skateboarding and selected independent organizers.

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

TV Show from 2019 World Rookie Tour Freesking

In 2019, for the first time in the World Rookie Tour history, the Black Yeti hosted a freeski series to extend his 15 years snowboarding heritage also to another young and cool winter sport.

The 2019 World Rookie Tour Freesking included qualification events in Europe and USA, while the first ever World Rookie Freeski Final was held in Seiser Alm-Alpe di Siusi, Italy.

All the best freeskiers under 18 years old, come from all around the world to make history and battling for the prestigious, and first ever, World Rookie Freeski Champion title.

The future stars of freeskiing showed an incredible riding level and fight to conquer prizes never seen before: a ticket to legendary 2019 Audi Nines and a spot to 2020 FIS World Cup.

Check out the tv show from the 2019 World Rookie Tour Freeski: the future was here!

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TV Show from 2019 World Rookie Tour Snowboarding

Black Yeti is proud to deliver on-line the TV Show from the 2019 World Rookie Tour Snowboarding.

Enjoy a unique journey across the globe to find and support the future start of snowboarding.

With qualification events in Cardrona (New Zealand), Corvatsch (Swiss), Livigno and Pila (Italy) and the big finals in Kitzsteinhorn – Kaprun/Zell am See, this tv-show feature some of the world’s most talented youngsters fighting for the end of season prestigious title of “World Rookie Champion”.

Also, this full leght video production will show what happened after the 2019 World Rookie Finals in Austria. In fact the best riders were awarded with unique opportunities to enter the professional snowboard community: ticket to pro-events such as the legendary Audi Nines event in Solden of the Spring Battle in Flachauwinkl Austria, a filming trip to New Zealand, a qualification spot to 2020 FIS World Cup Tour, invitations to photo shootings and many more amazing prizes.

Check out the new chapter from the World Rookie Tour saga: the future was here!

Filmed and Edited by Andreas Monsberger, Federico Romanello, Marco Brandoli, Silvio Ottonello and more.

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TV Show from 2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboarding

Check out the new video from the WRT Skateboardinig: a 12 minutes TV Show already broadcasted all over the globe and now available online. Each year hundreds of youngster join the WRT to catch an incredible opportunity: become professionist!

Last year, after qualification events in Milan, Les2Alpes, Bozen and Zürich, the WRT Skateboarding Finals were hosted in Lisboa-Cascais (Portugal). Here riders from 7 nations, met and competed in the beautiful Parque das Gerações skatepark, in front of the Atlantic Ocean.

Enjoy this unique story featured in the latest episode of the World Rookie Tour Skatebaord: Tv-Show

 

After that, Daniel Santos (WRT rider) won a ticket to compete at the iconic event Simple Session in Tallin, Estonia. With him, has gone Pedro Raimondo from Surge Skateboarding Magazine which has followed Daniel in order to feature the story for the next issue.

Daniel ranked 22nd, did good in the qualification (after the second hit was 3rd!) but didn’t make it to finals … for this time! Anyway save his name, we are sure you will heard it more and more in the near future.

Here you can see his trip and performance at the last Simple Session.

 

 

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The World Rookie Tour is organized by the Black Yeti ssrl in collaboration with World Cup of Skateboarding and selected independent organizers.

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

World Rookie Tour cancel all upcoming events

Due to the Corona virus international outbreak emergency, World Rookie Tour cancels all the next events scheduled in Japan, Italy and Austria.

We decided to follow the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines in order to protect our rookie community and to counteract the COVID-19 epidemic with the only reasonable action: to cancel all our upcoming events and to don’t announce new events until the situation will be declared safe again.

As many others around the world, we didn’t realize the situation immediately, and we apologize for this. People are afraid, this is normal and appropriate, and we don’t want to encourage rookie teams with their coaches and parents, to travel to our events and to travel in general. There is only one thing to do: stay at home and follow the WHO recommendations for the prevention of the Coronavirus.

As an immediate consequence, all the below WRT events are cancelled:
Indy Park Jam Rookie Fest // Nekoma. JPN // 14.03.2020 // Snowboard SS
Ursus Rookie Fest // Madonna di Campiglio. ITA // 15-19.03.2020 // Snowboard and Freeski SS
Kronplatz Rookie Fest // Kroplatz. ITA // 20-22.03.2020 // Freeski SS
World Rookie Finals // Seiser Alm. ITA // 23-27.03.2020 // Freeski SS
World Rookie Finals // Kitzsteinhorn, Zell Am See-Kaprun. AUT // 31.03-05.04.2020 // Snowboard SS/HP

We don’t know at the moment if there will be reserve dates for the 2020 World Rookie Finals.
More information about World Rookie Tour future events and the calendar for Snowboard, Freeski and Skateboard will be released as soon as possible.

Black Yeti recommends to inform yourself about the Corona virus situation and prevention by reading, first, all the necessary information on World Health Organization dedicated page www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019.

Cancellation of some WRT events is not the end of the world: it is a small contribution to avoid it.
We, as rookie and sport community, can take together serious action to support the prevention of Coronavirus, so let’s do it, taking it as a serious danger.

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2019 WRT Freeski Champion Ulrik Samnoy talks about his career

We met Ulrik, the 2019 WRT Freeski Champion, in Seiser Alm, during the last stop of the FIS World Cup.

After conquering the rookie champion title, Ulrik travelled the world with the Norwegian Freeski Team and joined incredible events such as the Audi Nines and the FIS World Cup Tour. You can watch and listen to Ulrik story on how the Rookie Champion title changed his life in this 2 minutes edit!

2020 World Rookie Tour Freeskiing: Christmas updates

Volkl Skiis, Marker and Audi Nines Partnerships, The World Rookie Tour Freesking official qualifying criteria for FIS World Cup, Dolomites Freeski Rookie Experience, Freeski Gran-Finale in Seiser Alm

Volkl Skiis and Marker Sponsorship 

The Black Yeti proudly announces the extension of the partnership with Volkl Skiis and Marker. These iconic brands will not only sponsor of all the events in the 2020 World Rookie Tour Freeskiing, but they will also offer an annual sponsorship to the best non-sponsored athlete at the end of season World Rookie Freeski Finals in Seiser Alm: a unique chance in the life to enter the professional freeski community and join one of the strongest team worldwide. Stay tuned for more details. .Audi Nine and Black Yeti extend their partnership
Everybody knows The Audi Nines: a global media event that offers to the most talented freeskiers and snowboarders a futuristic set-up, creating a unique platform for progression in the snowsports world. All male and female slopestyle 2020 WRT Champions, freeski and snowboard, will win a ticket to this unique event and will be invited to the next edition of the Audi Nines Big Air Contest in April 2020 in Sölden and in Obergurgl AustriaThe World Rookie Freeski Tour official qualifying criteria for the FIS World Cup
The WRT is an official qualification criteria to enter the FIS World Cup Tour. World Rookie Tour Champions, male and female, slopestyle and halfpipe, snowboard and freeski, will get a spot for the next 2020.21 FIS World Cup Tour.

Dolomites Freeski Rookie Experience
Dolomites Freeski Rookie Experience includes 3 freeski event in a raw throughout the Dolomites: Madonna di Campiglio, Kronplatz and the World Rookie Freeski Finals in Seiser Alm. A unique chance to travel in 3 world-class ski resort across the Dolomites, Unesco Heritage, and shred in 3 premium international snowparks.

Soon will be available all-inclusive packages from one location to the next, to create the best travel experience in the Dolomites area, to shred 3 WRT top events.

Save the dates:
Ursus Rookie Fest, Madonna di Campiglio 15-19.03.2020
All-inclusive packages including 4 nights and 3 days lift tickets

Kronplatz Rookie fest, Kronplatz 20-22.03.2020
All-inclusive packages including 2 nights and 2 days lift tickets

World Rookie Freeski Finals, Seiser Alm 23-27.03.2020
All-inclusive packages including 4 or 5 nights and 3 or 4 lift tickets

World Rookie Freeski Finals in Seiser Alm (ITA)
One of the lastest news of the Gran-finale in Seiser Alm is that WRT crew reserved an exclusive hotel for all the events’ guests, for a great experience. Make your reservation quickly, limited rooms available. Stay tuned for more information.

What are you waiting for?

Come and join the 2019/2020 World Rookie Tour: the future is here.

2019.20 World Rookie Tour Freesking – Calendar
Summer Rookie Jam // Les 2 Alpes . FRA // 13-20.07.2019 // SS/BA/HP – DONE
NZ Rookie Fest // Cadrona . NZL // 14-17.08.2019 //  SS/HP – DONE
NZ Show Down Rookie Fest // Cadrona. NZL // 04-06.10.2019 // SS/BA/HP – DONE
Colorado Rookie Fest // Vail . USA // 26.01.2020 // HP
REV TOUR Rookie Fest // Mammoth Mountain. USA // 05-06.02.2020 // SS/HP
Colorado Rookie Fest // Keystone A51 . USA // 09.02.2020 // SS
Balkan Rookie Fest // Sofia . BUL // 13-16.02.2020 // SS
Innsbruck Rookie Fest // Innsbruck, Skyline Park. AUT // 14-16.02.2020 //SS
Ursus Rookie Fest // Madonna di Campiglio. ITA // 15-19.03.2020 // SS
Kronplatz Rookie Fest // Kronplatz. ITA // 20-22.03.2020 // SS
World Rookie Finals // Seiser Alm. ITA // 23-27.3.2020 // SS

Photo credit: Ania Grzelka

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Let the Pros talk about WRT: Alberto Maffei

Let the Pro talk about WRT: Alberto Maffei, Olympian and Italian National Team rider !

Filmed in Livigno where legendary World Rookie Fest in Livigno will run its 15th edition, from January the 11th to January the 15th 2020! Mottolino Snowpark will welcome the top rookies from all over and will search one more time for tomorrow’s snowboard stars!

World Rookie Tour x Union Custom House Binding

World Rookie Tour and Union Binding Company are proud to announce their partership for this limited edition Union Custom House binding. Both Union and the World Rookie Tour believe in pushing the next generation of snowboard progression. Once only available to contest riders, these limited edition World Rookie Tour bindings are now available in select shops throughout Europe. Look for the Black Yeti and act fast to find a pair near you!

Color: Black Yeti | Size: M, L

Baseplate: CP3 Duraflex
Highback: ASYM S2
Forward Lean Adjuster: None
Bushing: Full Bottom Thermoformed Eva
Heelcup: Extruded 3D Aluminum
Ankle Strap: Forma
Toe Strap: Hexgrip Toe Straps
Buckles: Magnesium Ratchets
Disk: MIni Disk
Hardware: Grade 8.8 Hardware
Packaging: Thermoformed Box
Extra: Lifetime warranty Baseplates and Heelcups

#Unionbindings
#UNIONxWRT
#Worldrookietour
#Snowboarding

Come and join the 2019/2020 World Rookie Tour: the future is here.

2019.20 World Rookie Tour Snowboard – Calendar
Summer Rookie Jam // Les 2 Alpes . FRA // 13-20.07.2019 // SS/BA/HP – DONE
NZ Rookie Fest // Cadrona . NZL // 14-17.08.2019 //  SS/HP – DONE
NZ Show Down Rookie Fest // Cadrona. NZL // 04-06.10.2019 // SS/BA/HP – DONE
World Rookie Fest // Livigno . ITA // 11-15.01.2020 // SS
Colorado Rookie Fest // Vail . USA // 26.01.2020 // HP
QKLS Rookie Fest // Ruka . FIN // 29.01-02.02.2020 // SS
REV Tour Rookie Fest // Mammoth Mountain. USA // 07-09.02.2020 // SS/HP
Colorado Rookie Fest // Keystone A51 . USA // 08.02.2020 // SS
Balkan Rookie Fest // Sofia . BUL // 13-16.02.2020 // SS
Young Guns Rookie Fest // Takasu. JPN // 16.02.2020 // HP
Indy Park Jam Rookie Fest // Nekoma. JPN // 14.03.2020 // SS
Ursus Rookie Fest // Madonna di Campiglio. ITA // 15-19.03.2020 // SS
World Rookie Finals // Kitzsteinhorn, Zell Am See-Kaprun . AUT // 31.03-05.04.2020 // SS/HP

Photo credit: Ania Grzelka e Gian Luca Zanetti

 

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Online Shop WRT by Jail Jam

What better way to start the 2020 winter season? With an eCommerce in partership with Jail Jam, entirely dedicated at the Black Yeti! The first items are already online!

WRT eCommerce link

 

 

ATTENTION! For all the podium riders at the 2020 WRT in Livigno one of the amazing prizes will be this limited edition Black Yeti woodies by Jail Jam!
We wait for you from 11 to 15 at legendary Mottolino Fun Mountain for the 15th edition of this event 😎

Let the Pros talk about WRT

Freeski legend Pk Hunder and Olympian Silvia Bertagna about the WRT concept to push its champions to the next level. The 2020 Word Rookie Finals, both snowboard than Freeski, will award again tickets to the iconic Audi Nines and to FIS Freestyle Skiing, which is a one time in the life to step up in the pro system. Filmed in Snowpark Seiser Alm during 2019 WRT Freeski Finals!

Save the date for our end of season rookie finals: Freeski – Seiser Alm, Italy – 23.27 March – SS

New dates for our two Japanese events!

New dates for our 2 Japanese events by Jsba (Japan Snowboard Accociation), the oldest Snowboard Association in the world! Save the new dates and stay tuned!

HP Young Guns Rookie Fest in Takasu moves to 15.16 February 2020
SS Indy Park Jam Rookie Fest in Nekoma moves to 14.15 March 2020

Below the complete and updated WRT calendars:

2020 WRT Snowboard Calendar

Livigno . ITA // 11-15.01.2020 // SS
Vail . USA // 26.01.2020 // HP
Ruka . FIN // 29.01-02.02.2020
Mammoth Mountain. USA // 07-09.02.2020 // SS/HP
Keystone A51 . USA // 08.02.2020 // SS
Sofia . BUL // 13-16.02.2020 // SS
Takasu . JPN // 15-16.02.2020 // HP
Nekoma . JPN // 14-15.03.2020 // SS
Madonna di Campiglio. ITA // 15-19.03.2020 // SS
World Rookie Finals // Kitzsteinhorn, Zell Am See-Kaprun . AUT // 31.03-05.04.2020 // SS/HP

2020 WRT Freeski Calendar

Vail . USA // 26.01.2020 // HP
Mammoth Mountain. USA // 05-06.02.2020 // SS/HP
Keystone A51 . USA // 08.02.2020 // SS
Sofia . BUL // 13-16.02.2020 // SS
Innsbruck, Skyline Park. AUT // 14-16.02.2020 //SS
Madonna di Campiglio. ITA // 15-19.03.2020 // SS
Kronplatz. ITA // 20-22.03.2020 // SS
World Rookie Finals // Seiser Alm. ITA //23-27.3.2020 // SS

2020 WRT Skateboard Calendar
Will be announced soon with events in Europe, USA, Chile, Japan and Oceania.

2019.20 World Rookie Tour – Unbreaking News

The World Rookie Tour announces big news for the upcoming season: the Audi Nines partnership, FIS World Cup qualifier deal and changes in the official calendar.

Annika Morgan

Audi Nines extend partnership
The Black Yeti is proud to announce that Audi Nines, one of the most famous freeski and snowboard competition in the world, confirms its partnership with 2020 World Rookie Tour. All male and female slopestyle 2020 Champions will win a ticket to this unique event and will be invited to the next edition of the Audi Nines Big Air Contest in April 2020 in Sölden and in Obergurgl, Austria.

The Audi Nines is a global media event that offers to the most talented freeskiers and snowboarders a futuristic set-up  that make this event unique in the snowsports world.
Have a look at 2019 WRT Champions participation in the last edition of Audi Nines:
Annika Morgan GER, 2019 WRT female snowboard slopestyle Champion – VIDEO
Ulrik Samnøy NOR, 2019 WRT male freeski slopetyle Champion – VIDEO


Ulrik Samnøy

FIS World Cup spots
FIS General Assembly voted the WRT as official qualification criteria for the World Cup Tour. With immediate effect, and starting from 2018.19 season and after, the World Rookie Tour Champions, snowboard and freeski, male and female, slopestyle and halfpipe, will get a spot for the next 2020.21 FIS World Cup Tour.

New date for 2020 World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy
In order to ensure a comfortable travel day for teams from Livigno to Lausanne for the Winter Youth Olympics, the World Rookie Fest announce a new date with arrival day on January the 11th and departure day on January the 15th 2020. More details about the 15th edition of the World Rookie Fest in Livigno, the oldest event in the tour, will be revealed soon.

New freeski event in the tour: Kronplatz, Italy
Kronplatz will be part once again of the World Rookie Tour with a slopestyle event from March the 20th to March the 22nd. The event in Kronplatz will connect the previous freeski stop in Madonna di Campiglio, from March the 15th to the 19th, with the World Rookie Freeski Finals in Seiser Alm, from March the 23rd to the 27th in order to create a unique “Dolomites Freeski Rookie Experience”   with 3 events in 3 premium alpine resorts, one after the other, for a fantastic 12 days journey. Stay tuned for more details

What are you waiting for?

Come and join the 2019/2020 World Rookie Tour: the future is here.

Click here to see the full calendar on the website.

Photo: David Malacrida, Gustav Ohlsson

2019.20 World Rookie Tour Snowboard – Calendar
Summer Rookie Jam // Les 2 Alpes . FRA // 13-20.07.2019 // SS/BA/HP
NZ Rookie Fest // Cadrona . NZL // 14-17.08.2019 //  SS/HP
NZ Show Down Rookie Fest // Cadrona. NZL // 04-06.10.2019 // SS/BA/HP
World Rookie Fest // Livigno . ITA // 11-15.01.2020 // SS
Colorado WRT Grom Fest // Vail . USA // 26.01.2020 // HP
QKLS Rookie Fest // Ruka . FIN // 29.01-02.02.2020 // SS
REV Tour Rookie Fest // Mammoth Mountain. USA // 07-09.02.2020 // SS/HP
Colorado WRT Grom Fest // Keystone A51 . USA // 08.02.2020 // SS
Balkan Rookie Fest // Sofia . BUL // 13-16.02.2020 // SS
Young Guns Rookie Fest // Takasu . JPN // 16.02.2020 // HP
Indy Park Rookie Fest // Nekoma . JPN // 14.03.2020 // SS
Ursus Rookie Fest // Madonna di Campiglio. ITA // 15-19.03.2020 // SS
World Rookie Finals // Kitzsteinhorn, Zell Am See-Kaprun . AUT // 31.03-05.04.2020 // SS/HP

2019.20 World Rookie Tour Freesking – Calendar
Summer Rookie Jam // Les 2 Alpes . FRA // 13-20.07.2019 // SS/BA/HP
NZ Rookie Fest // Cadrona, NZL // 14-17.08.2019 // SS/HP
NZ Show Down Rookie Fest // Cadrona. NZL // 04-06.10.2019 // SS/BA/HP
Colorado WRT Grom Fest // Vail . USA // 26.01.2020 // HP
REV TOUR Rookie Fest // Mammoth Mountain. USA // 05-06.02.2020 // SS/HP
Colorado WRT Grom Fest // Keystone A51 . USA // 09.02.2020 // SS
Balkan Rookie Fest // Sofia . BUL // 13-16.02.2020 // SS
Skyline Park Rookie Fest // Innsbruck, Skyline Park. AUT // 14.02-16.02.2020 //SS
Ursus Rookie Fest // Madonna di Campiglio. ITA // 15-19.03.2020 // SS
Kronplatz Rookie Fest // Kronplatz. ITA // 20-22.03.2020 // SS
World Rookie Finals // Seiser Alm. ITA // 23-27.3.2020

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@worldrookietour.com

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

2019.20 World Rookie Tour – Let the future begins

The official calendar has been released. The start of something extraordinary has just begun.

The World Rookie Tour season has officially started with one event in Les2Alpes and 2 events in New Zealand. Now the tour goes on and the Black Yeti is proud to announce 2020 northern hemisphere calendar with events in world premium resorts: Skyline Park in Innsbruck, across the oceans to Nekoma and Taksu in Japan to land in USA, in Mammouth, Vail and Keystone resorts. Mottolino Park in Livigno, will host the 15th edition of the World Rookie Fest, the oldest event in the tour. Finally new top destinations will debut in the rookie tour this season: Ruka in Finland, and Madonna di Campiglio in Italy.

The legendary World Rookie Finals, will take place in for freeski in Seiser Alm, Italy, from March the 23rd to the 27th , while snowboard finals will be head for the 4th time in Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, from the 30th of March to the 5th of April 2020.

The World Rookie Tour (WRT) is the largest youth snowboard and freeski series in the world with thousands of fans from all over the world. Every event is not just a competition: it features loads of other activities to help rookies in their personal and athlete grow such as photo&video shootings, English talks, avalanche and rescue clinics, meeting with photographers and international team managers, parties and big prizes.

At the end, the winners of the World Rookie Finals will be awarded with the title of World Rookie Champions and will be offered a unique opportunity to enter the world of professional snowboarding and freesking: all the last season champs, male and female, snowboarder and freeskier, got invited to the Audi Nines and conquered a spot in the 2019.20 FIS World Cup Tour. The special prizes for 2020 Champions will be announced soon.

What are you waiting for?

Come and join the 2019/2020 World Rookie Tour: the future is here.

Go to www.worldrookietour.com/calendar  to see the full calendar.

Photo: Gustav Ohlsson and Ania Grzelka


2019.20 World Rookie Tour Snowboarding – Calendar

Summer Rookie Jam // Les 2 Alpes . FRA // 13-20.07.2019 // SS/BA/HP
NZ Rookie Fest // Cadrona . NZL // 14-17.08.2019 //  SS/HP
NZ Show Down Rookie Fest // Cadrona. NZL // 04-06.10.2019 // SS/BA/HP
World Rookie Fest // Livigno . ITA // 11-15.01.2020 // SS
Colorado WRT Grom Fest // Vail . USA // 26.01.2020 // HP
QKLS Rookie Fest // Ruka . FIN // 29.01-02.02.2020 // SS
REV Tour Rookie Fest // Mammoth Mountain. USA // 07-09.02.2020 // SS/HP
Colorado WRT Grom Fest // Keystone A51 . USA // 08.02.2020 // SS
Balkan Rookie Fest // Sofia . BUL // 13-16.02.2020 // SS
Young Guns Rookie Fest // Takasu . JPN // 16.02.2020 // HP
Indy Park Rookie Fest // Nekoma . JPN // 14.03.2020 // SS
Ursus Rookie Fest // Madonna di Campiglio. ITA // 15-19.03.2020 // SS
World Rookie Finals // Kitzsteinhorn, Zell Am See-Kaprun . AUT // 31.03-05.04.2020 // SS/HP

2019.20 World Rookie Tour Freesking – Calendar

Summer Rookie Jam // Les 2 Alpes . FRA // 13-20.07.2019 // SS/BA/HP
NZ Rookie Fest // Cadrona, NZL // 14-17.08.2019 // SS/HP
NZ Show Down Rookie Fest // Cadrona. NZL // 04-06.10.2019 // SS/BA/HP
Colorado WRT Grom Fest // Vail . USA // 26.01.2020 // HP
REV TOUR Rookie Fest // Mammoth Mountain. USA // 05-06.02.2020 // SS/HP
Colorado WRT Grom Fest // Keystone A51 . USA // 09.02.2020 // SS
Balkan Rookie Fest // Sofia . BUL // 13-16.02.2020 // SS
Skyline Park Rookie Fest // Innsbruck, Skyline Park. AUT // 14.02-16.02.2020 //SS
Ursus Rookie Fest // Madonna di Campiglio. ITA // 15-19.03.2020 // SS
Kronplatz Rookie Fest // Kronplatz. ITA // 20-22.03.2020 // SS
World Rookie Finals // Seiser Alm. ITA // 23-27.3.2020

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@worldrookietour.com

 

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

 

 

About World Rookie Tour
The WRT is organized by the Black Yeti company in collaboration with International and National Sports Associations. It consists of a selection of high quality International events, in snowboard, freeski and skateboard, 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 in their personal and athlete grow, such as photo & video shootings, avalanche and rescue clinics, meetings with photographers and international team managers, parties and English talks. Since the foundation in 2005 it awards tickets to world class events such as The Arctic Challenge, The Air & Style, the X Games, the Audi Nines, Red Bull Roller Coaster, Simple Session, Mystic Cup, invitations to professional photo & video shootings, and freeride trip in Southern Hemisphere. Every year the tour crowns the World Rookie Champions at the end of season “World Rookie Finals”, a unique event where the best youngsters from all over the world compete and have fun. More information at www.worldrookietour.com   

 

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

Event Coordinator World Rookie Tour
Meinhard Trojer – meinhardtrojer@powdern.com – Phone +43.650.5637424

WRT Sk8: highlights from the finals

Check out the top highlights from the first World Rookie Tour Skateboard Final ever, where Guilherme Lima took the title and the invitations for the 2020 Red Bull Roller Coaster, 2020 Mystic Sk8 Cup and 2020 Simple Session!

Report and full results are available here:
Guilherme Lima is the first World Rookie Skateboard Champion

Black Yeti has been really productive, making a ton of clips from the finals. Winning runs, best trick session, watch the videos below and share the happiness!


World Rookie Tour Sk8: Guilherme Lima rookie winning run
World Rookie Tour Sk8: 2nd place run Santino Exenberger
World Rookie Tour Sk8: 3rd place for Daniel Santos
World Rookie Tour Sk8: Madu Teixeira grom winning run
Best Trick Session at the WRT Sk8 Finals

 

All the video by Andreas Monsberger