2016 World Rookie Rail Jam by Skipass

The Black Yeti, the most famous mascot in the snowboard’s world, will arrive in Modena (Italy) for the first edition of the World Rookie Rail Jam by Skipass. A new World Rookie Tour contest that will take place during the Tourism and Winter Sports Fair at ModenaFiere, the 29th and 30th October 2016.

Skipass, the most important event for mountain and winter sports lovers with more than 86.000 visitors, will be the amazing stage for the first “urban” date ever organized in the history of the World Rookie Tour. Skipass Pro Rail, one of the Europe’s best urban rail set in the last years, is designed and built by the wise shapers of the F-tech Company based in South Tyrol.


In addition to 3 wild cards for the 2017 World Rookie Finals in Austria, the World Rookie Rail Jam’s winner will participate at the Invitational Rail Contest “Street Fighters” with the best international pro riders. Street Fighters will take place Tuesday October 1st 2016 on the same pro rail set, with a prize money pool of 5.000€.

As has become the tradition at the World Rookie Tour events, organization will offer the opportunity to attend many side activities, that will make the Rookie experience in Modena even more memorable. Cash for Trick Session under floodlights, unmissable visit at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello and the big Skipass final party.

To make the event even more special, 24 invited riders will participate for free, included accommodation for 2 nights (29-30 October), entry fee and fair tickets. Every national team has 3 “all-inclusive” spots for the riders. Coaches and families are welcome with special hotel offers and Skipass fair ticket for free.

For those who come by airplane, pick-up service will be available from Bologna airport or from train station “Reggio Emilia Medio Padana”.

For more information about event, registration and booking please contact Matteo Fregni at rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org or  0039.059.9783397

Schedule World Rookie Tour Rail Jam by Skipass

Saturday 29 October
Check in and registration                     10.00 – 19.00
Ferrari Museum                                   15.00 – 18.00
Training and Cash for Trick Session    19.00 – 20.30
Skipass Night Party                              22.00 – 23.00

Sunday 30 October
Training                                                  11.00 – 12.00
Qualification                                           13.30 – 15.00
Final                                                       16.30 – 17.30
Final Party (location tba)                        from 22.30

Monday 31 October
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Prize money pool:
3 wild card for the 2017 World Rookie Finals in Austria
1 wild card for the Street Fighter Rail Invitational scheduled for Tuesday 1st November 2016 (includes free accommodation on Monday 31st October night)

Registration and accommodation:
Black Yeti offers entry fee, entry ticket for the Skipass fair, accommodation for 2 nights (check in Saturday 29 October – check out Monday 31 October) until reaching 24 athletes. Each WSF national snowboard association will have 3 all inclusive free sport.  To all riders and coaches registration fees and fair tickets are free. Riders, coaches and families will be hosted in the same hotel. Special hotel rates are available for coaches and families (approx. 40€/night).

For national teams who want to participate with more than 3 athletes, information will be announced later (registration fee and fair entry tickets will be free, special rate for hotel).

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!

The World Rookie Fest in Livigno won the Best Italian Snowboard Event 2014

Every year in November, during the famous Modena Skipass, the well-known trade show about winter sports, the best snowboarders, freeskiers, snowparks and winter events are crowned in front of hundreds of people. This year the World Rookie Fest in Livigno won the prestigious title of the Best Snowboard Event 2014. This awards underlines the prestige of this event that attracts every year the best young snowboarders of the world.


What are you waiting? The Word Rookie Fest will take place from the 10th of January to the 15th of January 2015, as always in Livigno. Don’t miss this date, especially this year that the Black Yeti celebrates his 10th Birthday and it will offer a brand new event concept to celebrate its first decade.

2014.15 World Rookie Tour – Calendar
– South America Rookie Fest – Valle Nevado, Chile – 8-12 Aug 2014 – Slopestyle – DONE
– Australian Rookie Fest – Thredbo, Australia – 22-23 Aug 2014 – Slopestyle – DONE
– Iceripper Rookie Fest – Laax, Switzerland – 10-14 Dec 2014 – Halfpipe
– WSF World Rookie Fest – Livigno, Italy – 10-15 Jan 2015 – Slopestyle
– Hellas Rookie Fest – Greece – 23-25 Jan 2015 – Slopestyle
– Bulgarian Rookie Fest – Pamporovo, Bulgaria – 30 Jan -1 Feb 2015 – Slopestyle + Halfpipe
– Transilvania Rookie Fest – Arena Platos, Romania – 6-8 Feb 2015 – Slopestyle
– Trentino Rookie Fest – Monte Bondone, Italy – 25 Feb -1 Mar 2015 – Slopestyle + Halfpipe
– Oslo Rookie Fest – Oslo Vinterpark, Norway – 27 Feb-1 Mar 2015 – Halfpipe
– Indy Park Rookie Fest – Nekoma, Japan –  6-7 Mar 2015 – Slopestyle
– Völkl World Rookie Finals  Ischgl, Austria – 07-12 Apr 2015 – Slopestyle


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