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

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

Team Finland

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

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

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

Team USA

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

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

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

Click here to find all the info about updated program.

Photogallery from Day 1 here

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

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

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Web: www.worldrookietour.com
Instagram:www.instagram.com/worldrookietour
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
Mail: info@blackyeti.info 

The Black Yeti crowned the 2018 World Rookie Champions

Ariane Burri and Takeru Otsuka won today Slopestyle competition and are, therefore, 2018 World Rookie Girl and Boy Champion. Hironori Nagata and Misaki Kakubari from Japan are the new 2018 World Rookie Tour Halfpipe Boy and Girl Champions!

For the 2018 edition of the World Rookie Finals, 141 riders from 24 different countries arrived in Kaprun, Austria, with incredible motivation and willingness to perform their best, but also to have fun and enjoy one week all together at the Jufa Hotel. The Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark was the perfect playground for the long-awaited final, with an amazing slopestyle course and a perfectly shaped halfpipe, whereas the Jufa Hotel was the place to be to join relaxing and interesting workshops in the afternoon.

After the good day for the halfpipe qualis and finals, also on Saturday, the weather decided to be once more time on the young snowboarders’ side and everybody enjoyed a sunny and pleasant day up in the Kitsteinhorn snowpark.

Ariane Burri and Takeru Otsuka are the new Slopestyle World Rookie Champions after two incredible runs and tight “fights” with the other rookies in the finals. Even though, all riders are under 18 years of age, the level was incredible and technical tricks were performed during both the qualis and the finals.

For the second year in a row, in the rookie category, together with a previous win as grom, Takeru Otsuka best expressed himself with a backside double 1260 mute, cab double 1260 indy on the jumps, and a frontside 270 back lip to fakie and switch board slide 270 out on the jib line. The rookie podium was dominated by riders from Japan, Okubo Yuri and Ryuma Kimata joined Takeru on the podium.

Japan dominated also the grom category, with an amazing Yuto Yamada, who performed a cab 900 mute, backside double 1080 mute on the jumps, backside 270 in 270 out, cab 270 in 270 out and lip slide 270 out on the rail section. He was followed by Gabriel Adams from Great Britain and Jake Canter, from USA and Halfpipe winner of yesterday.

Ariane Burri from Switzerland took the first place in the girls rookie category, showing to the judges her style with cab 540 tail, backside 720 mute, frontside nose slide, board slide and to conclude a backside boardslide. Ariane was followed by Iina Puhakka and Eveliina Taka from Finland.

Among the groms, Kokomo Murase from Japan has won for the third year in a row the World Rookie Girl Grom Champion here at the World Rookie Final, taking the female snowboarding to the next level, with an unbelievable run, scored 99.66 points: she landed perfectly a frontside 720 melon, an incredible backside double cork 1080 mute, backside boardslide to switch, switch board slide to normal and noseslide to finish up an amazing run. Evy Poppe from Belgium and Mia Brookes from Great Britain joined the smiling Kokomo in the top three positions of this female grom finals.

Misaki Kakubari, from Japan, excelled in her halfpipe run, with technical tricks and good amplitude, winning the trophy as 2018 Halfpipe World Rookie Girl Champion, thanks to an amazing run with a frontside 720 melon, cab 360, frontside 540 melon, backside 540 mute and to finish it up a frontside 360 indy. The podium was completed by Iina Puhakka from Finland and Makayla Kellogg from USA.

In the grom girls category, Mitsuki Ono from Japan gained the best score of the day in her category with an amazing run: cab 720 stalefish, frontside 540 tail, backside 540 stalefish and a stylish frontside air indy. She was followed by Tessa Maud from USA and Elena Schütz from Switzerland.

Among the rookie boys, the competition showed to everybody that among all of them, there are the future stars of snowboarding. Hironori Nagata from Japan showed some spectacular tricks combined with his unique personal style, in particular he showed everybody a huge frontside air indy, backside 540 stalefish, frontside 1080 melon, hakon 720 mute and frontside 720 melon to conclude and he was crown 2018 Halfpipe World Rookie Champion. Joonsik Lee from Korea and Jack Coyne from USA completed the podium battling until the last trick to improve their scores.

Jake Canter from USA dominated the grom category. Jake performed a perfectly executed run, starting off with a perfectly executed backside air, frontside 900 tail, backside 540 mute, a frontside 720 tail and hakon 720 mute. Just behind Jake, Shin Negishi from Japan and Fynn Bullock-Womble took second and third place in the grom category.

Check out the results lists here below:

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

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

The World Rookie Finals thanks all its Sponsors and WRT Friends for the amazing prices: Zell am See – Kaprun, Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn, Nitro Snowboards, Union Bindings Company, TSG, Pieps, Von Zipper, Jufa Hotels, SurfToLive, RedBull, Boardriding.com, Kimiyo, XGames Norway, Spring Battle at Absolute Park – Flachauwinkl.

Photo Credits by Gustav Ohlsson

2018 WRF – Halfpipe Quali and Finals Day

Hironori Nagata and Misaki Kakubari from Japan are the new 2018 World Rookie Tour Halfpipe Boy and Girl Champions!

Finally the weather was patient and decided to offer a good day to everybody, allowing the contest to start early in the morning with the halfpipe qualification of both boys and girls. Already during the training, the kids showed an incredible level of riding, with good flow and creativity from the top to the bottom of the Kitzsteinhorn Halfpipe.

Today was a special day, not only because of the good weather conditions, but also because for the first time a live-streaming of both qualis and finals was available on the WRT Facebook page, thanks to the support of BoardRiding.comThe replays of both quali, boys and girls, and finals are available on the WRT Facebook page.

Furthermore, the three classes of the Kaprun Elementary School, that had the indoor snowboard lesson yesterday, came up in the snowpark to watch the competition and to try on hand what snowboarding is about, thanks to Burton Riglet.

Just after lunch, the training for HP Finals was over and the show was on fire! The 8 best rookie boys, 8 best grom boys, 6 best rookie girls and 6 best grom girls challenged themselves and their friends in an amazing final.

Misaki Kakubari, from Japan, excelled in her halfpipe run, with technical tricks and good amplitude, winning the trophy as 2018 Halfpipe World Rookie Girl Champion, thanks to an amazing run with a frontside 720 melon, cab 360, frontside 540 melon, backside 540 mute and to finish it up a frontside 360 indy. The podium was completed by Iina Puhakka from Finland and Makayla Kellogg from USA.

In the grom girls category, Mitsuki Ono from Japan gained the best score of the day in her category with an amazing run: cab 720 stalefish, frontside 540 tail, backside 540 stalefish and a stylish frontside air indy. She was followed by Tessa Maud from USA and Elena Schütz from Switzerland.

Among the rookie boys, the competition showed to everybody that among all of them, there are the future stars of snowboarding. Hironori Nagata from Japan showed some spectacular tricks combined with his unique personal style, in particular he showed everybody a huge frontside air indy, backside 540 stalefish, frontside 1080 melon, hakon 720 mute and frontside 720 melon to conclude and he was crown 2018 Halfpipe World Rookie Champion. Joonsik Lee from Korea and Jack Coyne from USA completed the podium battling until the last trick to improve their scores.

Jake Canter from USA dominated the grom category: he is only 15 years old, write down his name, because Jake is a promising rider for the future and keep an eye on the slopestyle competition where he will also compete. He performed a perfectly executed backside air, a frontside 900 tail, a backside 540 mute, a frontside 720 tail and hakon 720 mute. Just behind Jake, Shin Negishi from Japan and Fynn Bullock-Womble took second and third place at the HP World Rookie Finals 2018.

If you want to see the all results of today:
– HP Rookie Boys Quali and Final
– HP Grom Boys Quali and Final
– HP Rookie Girls Quali and Final
– HP Grom Girls Quali and Final

After a day full of action on the mountain, everybody had the chance to regain some energy thanks to the Yoga Session held by Miriam Deller from Kimiyo.

Program for tomorrow, Saturday 14. April 2018:
8.45 – 9.30: 
Training SS for all riders
9.30: SS Quali Rookie and Grom Boys
After SS Quali: Finals (Grom Girls, Rookie Girls, Grom Boys and Rookie Boys – 2 runs each, best run counts)

The World Rookie Finals thanks all its Sponsors and WRT Friends for the amazing prices: Zell am See – Kaprun, Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn, Nitro Snowboards, Union Bindings Company, TSG, Pieps, Von Zipper, Jufa Hotels, SurfToLive, RedBull, Boardriding.com, Kimiyo, XGames Norway, Spring Battle at Absolute Park – Flachauwinkl.

Photo Credits by Gustav Ohlsson

2018 WRF – Strong wind and awesome Workshops

As announced, the third day of the 2018 World Rookie Finals in Kaprun was too windy to allow the start of the competition. Anyway, all the riders were motivated and took advantage of the time for some extra training in the halfpipe.

The weather was better and the motivation was incredible at the Elementary School of Kaprun, where during the morning, three first grade classes had the chance to enjoy a snowboard introduction course. Thanks to Burton Riglet boards and some other games, each class had the possibility to have fun and learn some basics movements on the board. Tomorrow, the kids will go up to the mountain to try what they have learnt on real snow.

The Jufa Hotel in Kaprun was the place to be in the afternoon and early evening for both rookies and grooms.  Viva con Agua hosted the first workshop with the goal to raise the kids’ awareness about the importance of water and the difficulties that some countries have in finding clean and drinkable water.

Later in the afternoon, Miriam Deller, from Kimiyo, gave the possibility to everybody to relax, practicing Yoga. The last workshop was done by Gorilla where the kids enjoyed preparing some fruit smoothies and got some tips how to eat properly to gain the maximum amount of energy.

Program for tomorrow, Friday 13. April 2018:
9.00am: 
Meeting for all riders, both HP and SS, at the Snowpark
17.00pm – 17.40pm: Kimiyo Yoga Workshop
18.00pm – 19.30pm: Dinner at World Rookie Final Restaurant
20.00pm: Coach Meeting

Photo Credits by Gustav Ohlsson

2018 WRF – Girls Slopestyle Qualifications

Today, the Girls Slopestyle Qualifications went down in Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark! Rookie girls and grom girls showed an incredibile level of riding and impressed the judges with their skills and creativity. This promises a spectacular show on the Finals day, where the World Rookie Tour Champions will be crowned.

Slopestyle Qualifications results: Grom Girls and Rookie Girls.

Start Lists of the Slopestyle Final: Grom Girls and Rookie Girls.

Program for tomorrow, Thursday 12. April 2018:
9.00am: 
Meeting for all riders, both HP and SS, at the Snowpark
16.30pm – 18.00pm: Viva con Agua Workshop
17.45pm – 18.30pm: Kimiyo Yoga Workshop
18.00pm – 19.30pm: Dinner at World Rookie Final Restaurant
20.00pm: Coach Meeting
20.30pm – 21.30pm: Gorilla Workshop

Photo credits by Gustav Ohlsson

 

The Black Yeti crowned the new World Rookie Champions

Takeru Otsuka (JPN) and Kokomo Murase (JPN) are Slopestyle World Rookie Champions 2017. Chase Blackwell (USA) and Sena Tomita (JPN) won the Halfpipe contest

The 2017 World Rookie Finals went down with fantastic vibes as the quest to unveil the next Rookie snowboard superstars heated up when the world’s finest young snowboarders converged on Kitzsteinhorn, Kaprun, Austria. Around 140 riders from all over experienced a whole week full of snowboard action having fun in the Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn, and – of course – to battle it out for the famous and much desired title of the World Rookie Champion.

Chase Blackwell (USA) and Sena Tomita (JPN) are the first ever World Rookie Champions in Halfpipe. At this year’s edition, it is the first time that the World Rookie Finals include Halfpipe as a discipline. The title was hard fought as becoming the first World Rookie Champion in Halfpipe is one of the greatest rewards for tomorrow’s pro snowboarders. The riders field was 40 boys and 18 girls packed with a large variety of nations.

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But Chase Blackwell from the USA and Japanese rider Sena Tomita, who both landed heavy runs, were better than the rest, and take home the Black Yeti trophies and prizes such as TSG helmets, Nitro bags, Surfcamp from Surftolive, Pieps, Shooting in Kitzsteinhorn Monday-Wendsday, Ticket for 2 weeks freeride trip to Chile, Pieps, shovel.

Slopestyle World Rookie Champions are Takeru Otsuka (JPN) and Kokomo Murase (JPN). High creativity level and crazy riding skills were sent by this years’ World Rookie Champions. On the boys’ side, Takeru Otsuka (JPN) topped the podium after having thrown a Blunt 270 on the first rail, a Frontside Double Cork 1080 and a Backside Double Cork 1080 over the jumps and finished his run with a Crippler Transfer to Nose Slide Prezel on the last features. He came slightly before Davide Boggio (ITA) and Minsik Lee (KOR) who became 2nd and 3rd. Best boy in the Grom category (below 16 years) was Swedish shredder William Mathisen.

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Kokomo Murase from Japan defend the title as female World Rookie Champion from last year and impressed the judges with her winning run including a Blunt 270 on the rail, a Frontside 720 and Backside 720 on the kickers and a Rock to Fakie to Switch Board Slide on the last feature. She shared the podium with 2nd placed Antonia Yanez from Chile and Iina Puhakka from Finland who grabbed the 3rd spot. Check out the full results lists of the whole contest here.

Watch the video from the first days of 2017 World Rookie Finals

If you are a snowboard fan or if your dream is to start a professional snowboard carrier, then Kitzsteinhorn, Kaprun Zell am See, Austria, is the place to be! Find all the info about the resort below:

Web
www.kitzsteinhorn.at, www.zellamsee-kaprun.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/zellamseekaprun
www.facebook.com/Snowpark.Kitzsteinhorn

Instagram
kitzsteinhorn #kitzsteinhornsnowpark #zellkaprun

Download here all the results from 2017 World Rookie Finals www.worldrookietour.com/downloads/wrt2017/WRF_Results.zip
Photo Credits by Gustav Ohlsson

On the top: Sena Tomita, first Halfpipe World Rookie Champion

Everybody knows it, every kid loves it, and every champion was here! The 2017 World Rookie Tour, along with locations and formats, is as follows:

2016.17 World Rookie Tour – Calendar

South America Rookie Fest (SS) – Valle Nevado, Chile 12-14 August 2016 – DONE
Australian Rookie Fest (SS) – Thredbo, Australia 1 September 2016 – DELETED
World Rookie Rail Jam (Rail) – Modena, Italy 29-3 October 2016 – DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) – Corvatsch, Swiss 15-18 December 2016 – DONE
World Rookie Fest (SS) – Livigno, Italy 14-19 January 2017 – DONE
Transilvanian Rookie Fest (SS) – Sibiu – Arena Platos, Romania 20-22 January 2017 – DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017 – DONE
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017 – DONE
Oslo Rookie Fest (HP) – Oslo, Norway 25 February 2017 – DONE
USASA Grom Fest (SS) – Keystone, USA 25 February 2017 – DONE
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017 – DONE
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017 – DONE
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) –Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 04-09 April 2017 – DONE

Contacts for: registration, information and booking:
Matteo Fregni: email rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org, phone 0039.059.9783397

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

ABOUT THE WORLD SNOWBOARD FEDERATION
The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) is the international organization exclusively working to develop the sport of snowboarding at all levels. Program areas include: competitions, Para-Snowboard, judge and shapers, education and certification, and snowboard activities for riders of every age. The WSF represents a network of National Snowboard Associations (NSAs) who work together at a worldwide level to promote the development of snowboarding. NSA members can find a source of inspiration and support from the WSF for the activities they are conducting within their nation and by working towards the same goal: progression of snowboarding from the ground up. The WSF collaborates with the TTR Pro Snowboarding, the owner and operator of the TTR World Snowboard Tour and the TTR World Ranking System. Through this collaboration and coordination of events at the TTR World Snowboard Tour, The WSF and the TTR want to create an environment that fosters the development of competitive snowboarding. In February 2012, the WSF and the TTR hosted the inaugural World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo, Norway, an elite level event to be held every four years in alternating cities around the world. Official website: worldsnowboardfederation.org.

About TTR Pro Snowboarding & World Snowboard Tour
TTR Pro Snowboarding is a non-profit organization that oversees a professional network of events and athletes. Our objective is to develop and showcase the sport of snowboarding through the World Snowboard Tour, while facilitating a fair and open competition environment that includes innovative judging and ranking systems. We encourage riders to develop from rookies into world-class athletes through a 6 Star level rating system; which will be replaced by a new 4-tiered structure from October 2014. Under the new World Snowboard Tour 2.0, the 4-tiered structure will encompass Elite, International, National, and Regional event levels. Elite events will comprise the WST Pro Series (current working title). The Regional, National, and International levels of the WST 2.0 will make up the WST Qualifying Series (working title).

2017 World Rookie Finals – Slopestyle Qualifications Girls

On the first contest day of the 2017 World Rookie Finals, the weather played tricks – changing steadily between thick fog which made it impossible to see one’s own hand and wonderful bluebird sky. However, the World Rookie crew and Kitzsteinhorn park team set the perfect conditions for the 27 female Slopestyle riders who fought for their spots in the finals.

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12 girls advanced in the Slopestyle qualifications

Japanese super talent Kokomo Murase, who is only 12 years old, lead the girls squat after sending a Backside 360 Mute and a Frontside 720 Frontside Grab over the two kickers and showing off with crazy skills on the rails.

The top twelve females will be able to show their skills on the mountain once more in the Slopestyle finals on Sunday and shred for the title of the World Rookie Champion 2017.

All results from the girls Slopestyle qualifications, can be downloaded here.

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Boys Slopestyle qualifications on Friday, Halfpipe contest on Saturday

Thursday will be marked as training day for all riders. If the weather allows, the Halfpipe day, including qualifications and finals for both girls and boys, is scheduled for Friday. Tboys Slopestyle qualifications will go down Saturday. Changes might appear. Stay tuned for updates on the World Rookie Tour channels.

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Everybody knows it, every kid loves it, and every champion was here! The 2017 World Rookie Tour, along with locations and formats, is as follows:

2016.17 World Rookie Tour – Calendar

South America Rookie Fest (SS) – Valle Nevado, Chile 12-14 August 2016 – DONE
Australian Rookie Fest (SS) – Thredbo, Australia 1 September 2016 – DELETED
World Rookie Rail Jam (Rail) – Modena, Italy 29-3 October 2016 – DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) – Corvatsch, Swiss 15-18 December 2016 – DONE
World Rookie Fest (SS) – Livigno, Italy 14-19 January 2017 – DONE
Transilvanian Rookie Fest (SS) – Sibiu – Arena Platos, Romania 20-22 January 2017 – DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017 – DONE
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017 – DONE
Oslo Rookie Fest (HP) – Oslo, Norway 25 February 2017 – DONE
USASA Grom Fest (SS) – Keystone, USA 25 February 2017 – DONE
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017 – DONE
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017 – DONE
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) –Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 04-09 April 2017

Contacts for information and booking:
Matteo Fregni: email rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org, phone 0039.059.9783397

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

 

Pictures by Gustav Ohlsson!

World Rookie Finals in Kaprun are just few days away!

Next week the community of snowboarding comes together to celebrate the best young riders in the world! Are you ready to know the new stars?

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Nothing more simple to know how the future of snowboarding is going on: being in Kaprun Zell am See for the World Rookie Finals from April the 4th to April the 9th. From Chile to Australia, from Bulgaria to Scandinavia, from the Alps to Japan to North America, the Black Yeti in the last 8 months rounded up the best young riders.

Now is the time to fight for the prestigious World Rookie Champions titles, and win incredible prizes: wildcard to World Class Events, filming session with Pirate Movie Production, invitation to Rookie Fest Shooting, Trip to Chile and many tickets to next season Rookie Fest events. In addition, our partner SurftoLive will reward the podium riders with 6 surf camps in Santander, Spain!

kaprunThe program of 2017 World Rookie Finals will include World Snowboard Tour Slopestyle and Half Pipe contest. For those Rookies who come for the first time in Kaprun, Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn will welcome them with the best kickers, the massive superpipe and countless rails, boxes and fun-obstacles! Watch the Snowpark video presentation!

Finally, our official speaker will be Marc-André Tarte! As you know, he has been a crazy professional snowboarder for a dozen years, which has pushed the level of global snowboarding… And of course, he was our cool Black Yeti last season!

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Furthermore, World Rookie Finals will provide many lifestyle activities: social dinner every day, workshops with Viva con Aqua, a first aid clinic, the final party and much more you will not miss for any reason, included a dedicated Yoga Session especially created for the World Rookie Tour by the founder of kimiyo – Yoga For Kids And Teens, Miriam Deller. The 45 minute unit is designed to add an extra layer of confidence, boost concentration and provide ultimate relaxation for the Rookies and Groms who will compete for the grand title the next day. The session surely will increase Happy Hormones and everyone can join. No prior Yoga experience necessary.

If you are a snowboard fan or if your dream is to start a professional snowboard carrier, then Kitzsteinhorn, Kaprun Zell am See, Austria, is the place to be! Find all the info about the resort below:

Web
www.kitzsteinhorn.at, www.zellamsee-kaprun.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/zellamseekaprun
www.facebook.com/Snowpark.Kitzsteinhorn

Instagram
kitzsteinhorn #kitzsteinhornsnowpark #zellkaprun

Download here the event info, program and registration form at 
www.worldrookietour.com/downloads/wrt2017/WRF17_Kitzsteinhorn.doc 

Registration, info and bookings
rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org

Watch the video from the 2016 World Rookie Finals in Ischgl here:  vimeo.com/162498709  

VERY IMPORTANT:  

QUALIFYNG CRITERIA TO THE WORLD ROOKIE FINALS AND QUALIFIED RIDERS AVAILABLE HERE

Everybody knows it, every kid loves it, and every champion was here! The 2017 World Rookie Tour, along with locations and formats, is as follows:

2016.17 World Rookie Tour – Calendar

South America Rookie Fest (SS) – Valle Nevado, Chile 12-14 August 2016 – DONE
Australian Rookie Fest (SS) – Thredbo, Australia 1 September 2016 – DELETED
World Rookie Rail Jam (Rail) – Modena, Italy 29-3 October 2016 – DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) – Corvatsch, Swiss 15-18 December 2016 – DONE
World Rookie Fest (SS) – Livigno, Italy 14-19 January 2017 – DONE
Transilvanian Rookie Fest (SS) – Sibiu – Arena Platos, Romania 20-22 January 2017 – DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017 – DONE
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017 – DONE
Oslo Rookie Fest (HP) – Oslo, Norway 25 February 2017 – DONE
USASA Grom Fest (SS) – Keystone, USA 25 February 2017 – DONE
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017 – DONE
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017 – DONE
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) –Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 04-09 April 2017

Contacts for: registration, information and booking:
Matteo Fregni: email rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org, phone 0039.059.9783397

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

2017 World Rookie Finals Kitzsteinhorn – Kaprun

After a season of rookie fest events all around the world, registrations are now open for ”Le Grand Finale” at Kitzsteinhorn – Kaprun, Zell am See, the event everybody is waiting for, where the 2017 World Rookie Champions will be crowed.

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The Black Yeti travelled all around the world in the last 8 months: from Chile to Australia, from Bulgaria to Scandinavia, from the Alps to Japan to North America. Rookies from more than 30 countries battled to conquer their spot to the most exclusive youth snowboard event on planet Earth: the World Rookie Finals, for the first time, at Kitzsteinhorn – Kaprun/Zell am See, Austria.

Only the most promising riders will join this legendary event, which award in the latest 12 years the annual World Rookie Champion titles and incredible prizes: wildcard to World Class Events, filming session with Pirate Movie Production, invitation to Rookie Fest Shooting, Trip to Chile and many tickets to next season Rookie Fest events. Roope Tonteri, Sven Thorgren, Christian Haller, Gjermund Braaten are only some of the previous winner: will be the next snowboard star to be crowned in Austria?

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Riders from all over the world will come for a unique sports and lifestyle event in a great international scenario. The program of 2017 World Rookie Finals will include World Snowboard Tour Slopestyle and Half Pipe contest and many lifestyle activities: social dinner every day, workshops with Viva con Aqua, a first aid clinic the final party and much more you will not miss for any reason.

If you are a snowboard fan or if your dream is to start a professional snowboard carrier, then Kitzsteinhorn, Kaprun/Zell am See, Austria, is the place to be from April the 4th to April the 9th.

Download here the event info, program and registration form at
www.worldrookietour.com/downloads/wrt2017/WRF17_Kitzsteinhorn.doc

Registration, info and bookings: rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org

Watch the video from the 2016 World Rookie Finals in Ischgl here:

VERY IMPORTANT:  

QUALIFYNG CRITERIA TO THE WORLD ROOKIE FINALS AND QUALIFIED RIDERS AVAILABLE HERE

Info about Kaprun:
www.kitzsteinhorn.at
www.zellamsee-kaprun.com

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Everybody knows it, every kid loves it, and every champion was here! The 2017 World Rookie Tour, along with locations and formats, is as follows:

2016.17 World Rookie Tour – Calendar

South America Rookie Fest (SS) – Valle Nevado, Chile 12-14 August 2016 – DONE
Australian Rookie Fest (SS) – Thredbo, Australia 1 September 2016 – DELETED
World Rookie Rail Jam (Rail) – Modena, Italy 29-3 October 2016 – DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) – Corvatsch, Swiss 15-18 December 2016 – DONE
World Rookie Fest (SS) – Livigno, Italy 14-19 January 2017 – DONE
Transilvanian Rookie Fest (SS) – Sibiu – Arena Platos, Romania 20-22 January 2017 – DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017 – DONE
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017 – DONE
Oslo Rookie Fest (HP) – Oslo, Norway 25 February 2017 – DONE
USASA Grom Fest (SS) – Keystone, USA 25 February 2017 – DONE
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017 – DONE
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017 – DONE
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) –Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 04-09 April 2017

Contacts for: registration, information and booking:
Matteo Fregni: email rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org, phone 0039.059.9783397

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

New Location with Halfpipe and Slopestyle for the 2017 World Rookie Finals

World Rookie Tour has rarely been easy, mainly thanks to the presence of all the best youth events across the world, but for the 2017 the Black Yeti has decided to raise the bar and reach another goal: to improve the tour that already represent a benchmark on the snowboarding youth competitions, implementing a new format and location for the end of season 2017 World Rookie Finals.

wrt-2016-7-kaprunHere the big news: after nine successful editions of the World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, the grand finale of the 2017 World Rookie Tour will move to Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria. The 2017 World Rookie Finals will bring together young riders to identify the top young snowboarders in the world, and to compete together in both halfpipe and slopestyle contests.

To offer a new event format with both slopestyle and halfpipe the World Rookie Tour caravan selected a new location for its “Gran Finale”: Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun. In fact, Rookies and Groms will compete in halfpipe and slopestyle contests up on the Kitzsteinhorn Mountain; riding in the most progressive halfpipe and slopestyle structures in order to awards the end of season World Rookie Champions.

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“According to the format upgraded, 2017 World Rookie Finals are announced in a new location, Kaprun. This decision was taken after careful consideration of all possible options. We wanted both disciplines for the finals and now we have it. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking the Ischgl ski resort and touristic office for the past and fruitful cooperation. Ischgl was a great and very professional host for the last 9 years.” stated Meinhard Trojer, WSF President and World Rookie Tour organizer.

About Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn: The Freestyle Playground
Kitzsteinhorn in Zell am See-Kaprun hosts three world class snowparks and Austrias most delightful superpipe. The sunny, snow-sure location between 2.500 and 2.900 metres, the optimal lift connections and the daily preparation by the motivated local shape crew, make the Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn an ultimate freestyle playground in Austria. The160 metre long and 6,60 metre high Superpipe is one of the highlights.. It pays double for kids and youths to visit the Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn on Saturdays: children and youths between 6 and 19 years old (born 1998 to 2010) only pay 10 Euros for a day ticket, from the 3rd December 2016 until the 29th April 2017. Parks are open from October until May.

Mark the date for the new World Rookie Finals in Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun: April 04-09, 2017.

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2016.17 World Rookie Tour – Calendar
South America Rookie Fest (SS) – Valle Nevado, Chile  21.23 August 2015 – DONE
Australian Rookie Fest (SS) – Thredbo, Australia 1 September 2016 – DELETED
World Rookie Rail Jam (Rail) – Modena, Italy 29.30 October 2016 NEW!
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) – Corvatsch, Swiss 15.18 December 2016
World Rookie Fest (SS) – Livigno, Italy 14.19 January 2017
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo, Bulgaria 27.29 January 2017
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 8.12 February 2017
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) – Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 04.9 April 2017

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