2019 World Rookie Fest by Rock and Ride video recap

The 2019 World Rookie Fest by Rock and Ride, which took place from the 12th to the 16th of January in Livigno, concluded in the best way possible welcoming 90 riders from 10 nations!

These young guns showed an incredible riding level in Mottolino Snowpark and left the judges and the public amazed!

At the end was Nick Puenter from Switzerland that conquered place of the Rookie podium and that was crowned World Rookie Fest Champion, winning also the invitation to the X Games Norway qualification event which will be held in Hafjell, Norway, on February the 16th!

Don’t miss this incredible video and watch the future stars of snowboarding in action!

Read the full report HERE

Filming
Marco Brandoli
Silvio Ottonello
Federico Romanello

Editing
Federico Romanello

2019 World Rookie Fest by Rock&Ride – Registrations are open!

Mottolino Snowpark, Livigno, Italy,
12.16 January 2019: international slopestyle event and snowboard family meeting
17.19 January 2019: special Big Air Landing Training Session
Where new stars shine and snowboard families meet!

The 14th Edition of the legendary World Rookie Fest by Rock&Ride will take place at the Mottolino Snowpark in Livigno, Italy, one of the most prestigious snowparks in the European Alps, from the 12th to the 16th January 2019. Moreover, for the very first time, there will be a limited number of spots for a special Air Bag Landing training session immediately after the slopestyle competition.


This year the World Rookie Fest in Livigno will be better than ever as Mottolino has a newly sculpted and designed World Class Snowpark with an integrated Air Bag landing set up as part of the training facilities on offer. Training on this special feature is available for a limited number of World Rookie Fest riders from January the 17th to January the 19th, immediately after the slopestyle competition. The interested teams can write to registration@worldrookietour.com to receive more information and to book their spot.


In addition to the legendary slopestyle contest, rookies and groms can take part to many side activities such as the yoga lesson, for an energy boost, the unavoidable film premieres, “Kamikazu” and the “ 2017/2018 World Rookie Tour tv show”, and many dinners and parties to meet other riders and to make new friends coming from the all over the world. Last but not least, the new WRT partner, “Rock&Ride”, will power a special live music event at the final party!


More than 150 riders from 20 nations arrive every year for the slopestyle competition at the World Rookie Fest, which is actually the largest youth freestyle event in the history of snowboarding.


All the podium winners from World Rookie Fest slopestyle will be qualified for the 2019 World Rookie Finals. Furthermore, winners will be crowned and celebrated with prestigious awards: 2 all-inclusive tickets for the 2019 World Rookie Finals in Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun (Austria), 2 all-inclusive tickets for 2019 Pila Rookie Fest, 2 tickets to the 2019 Rookie Shooting, 6 surf camps in Spain by Surftolive.com and other prizes offered by other WRT sponsors: Union Binding, Level, Jail Jam and TSG.


Click here for all the info about program and booking. Whereas to participate to the 2019 World Rookie Fest, you need to download the registration form here, fill it out and sent it to registration@worldrookietour.com.

Watch the 2018 World Rookie Fest video here!

 

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
USASA Grom Fest (HP) – Copper Moutain, US 6. January 2019
World Rookie Fest (SS) – Livigno, Italy 12.16 January 2019
USASA Grom Fest (SS) – Keystone, US 10 February 2019
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 9.10 March 2019
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS+HP) – Seven Springs, US 12.17 March 2019
Pila Rookie Fest (SS) – Pila, Italy 13.17 March 2019
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) – Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 25.30 March 2019

Birkir Georgsson and Margherita Meneghetti win the 2017 World Rookie Fest

The future of snowboarding looks bright here in Livigno at the Mottolino Snowpark, at the 12th edition of the World Rookie Fest. Under a beautiful blue sky, with perfect winter scenery and amazing snow conditions, the best 44 riders out off the 144 registered athletes showed their skills in three final runs, where the best run counting.

The girls started first and Margherita Meneghetti from Italy landed on the Rookie top spot today with her first run which included a lipslide on the downrail, frontside 540 indy on the kicker line, switch rock&roll and 50-50 boardslide 180 out on the last rails. Margherita won on two Finnish riders: Carola Niemela and Emmi Parkkisenniemi. Also Grom Girls showed their best with two Swiss riders on the first two positions; Livia Tanno took the first place ahead Lena Müller and Annika Morgan, from Germany.

Rookie Girl Winner
Rookie Girl Winner

Boys’ finalists started straight after the Girls’ category; 32 thrilling guys were trying to grab the wanted World Rookie Fest trophy.

Birkir Georgsson from Island scored best in today’s contest with a solid run, winning Rookie’s division with his 94,6 points. He landed a boardslide to frontslide boardslide to 270 out on the downrail, double 1080 mute on the kicker line, stall and cab 270 on 270 out on the last jibbing obstacles. Birkir finished ahead Casper Wolf from the Netherlands and Leon Vockensperger from Gemany.

Rookie Winner
Rookie Winner

Right after the prize giving ceremony, Birkir stated: “I am so stoked! For me, it’s the first time in a World Rookie Tour contest and now I could not be more happy. I didn’t expect to win, the other riders were so good, the contest level is so high! The World Rookie Fest is awesome… I am really excited and I can’t wait to be in Kaprun for the World Rookie Finals“.

Grom Winner
Grom Winner

Valtteri Kautonen from Finland won his first World Rookie Fest in the Groms’ category with a score of 84,4 in his third run landed cab 180 on 50-50 boardslide 360 out on the downrail, frontside 1080 tailgrab, 50-50 stall and a frontside 270 on 270 out on the last features. Rakim Foy (NED) and Nick Pünter rounded out the podium as second and third, respectively.

Another amazing edition of the World Rookie Fest went down with an incredible gang of excited young riders. Black Yeti is pretty sure, these guys and their coaches are the snowboarding’s future wealth!

Find all the pictures about  2017 World Rookie Fest below:
World Rookie Fest – Day 1 – Training Day
World Rookie Fest – Day 2 – Girls Quali, Male Training
World Rookie Fest – Day 3 – Male Quali
World Rookie Fest – Day 4 – Finals

Watch the video with the winning runs here

Find here all the results

Best team: Finland
Best team: Finland
Podium Rookie Men
Podium Rookie Men
Podium Grom Boys
Podium Grom Boys
Podium Rookie Gilrls
Podium Rookie Gilrls
Podium Grom Girls
Podium Grom Girls

Photo Credits by Fizza
On the top: Birkir Georgsson

Thanks to World Rookie Fest sponsors and media partners: Livigno, Mottolino Fun Mountain, Union Bindings, Skipassion, Jet Park, SurftoLive.com, Elleerre, Moon, Boardriding.com, Pleasure, 4Snowboard, Sequence, quattromedia.

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
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017
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!

Qualification day is over at the 2017 World Rookie Fest

Under clear blue sky, the last day of qualifiers for the male category went down today in the Mottolino Snowpark! Rookies and groms certainly had the skills to impress the judges! The 32 best riders from the heat moved forward to the Big Finals scheduled tomorrow.

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Leon Vockensperger from Germany had an amazing run with the highest score of the day, winning the quali on the Rookie category. He landed cab 180 on 50-50 Frontise 360 out on the downrail, frontside 1080 tailgrab on the kicker, frontside 270 on boardslide on the last rail.

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Stef Vanderweyer (Belgium) second and Davide Boggio (Italy) third. Rakim Foy from Nederland just missed out on a podium finish by 2 points. Rakim is in the Grom category, with the youngest riders of the event and he throwing down an impressive cab 270 on 270 out, backside double 1080 mute grab and blunt 270 out.

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Big Final will go down tomorrow. Stay tuned for updates on the social media channels of World Rookie Tour: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour

Photo Credits by Fizza

Find all the pictures about  2017 World Rookie Fest below:
World Rookie Fest – Day 1 – Training Day
World Rookie Fest – Day 2 – Girls Quali, Male Training
World Rookie Fest – Day 3 – Male Quali

*Full result lists to be found here*

STARTING LIST WORLD ROOKIE FEST

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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
Transilvanian Rookie Fest (SS) – Sibiu – Arena Platos, Romania 20-22 January 2017
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017
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!

World Rookie Fest 2017: day 2 with girls’ quali

World Rookie Fest got underway in Mottolino Snowpark Livigno today with 144 competitors aged 9 to 18, competing in the slopestyle contest.

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Today, during the girls qualifications, riders had only two runs to put down their highest score with judges and the younger riders showed a good tricks.

WRT_Livigno_Day2_QualiWom_Low_64Emmi Parkkisenniemi from Finland, Tina Steffensen from Norway and Carola Niemela from Finland took the top three spots. Emmi threw backside boardslide, backside 540 and lipslide nollie 270 out.

Competition continues tomorrow at Mottolino Snowpark with the boys qualification. Stay tuned! Below the program for tomorrow.

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9.30 – 15.00 Training and Qualification at Mottolino Snowpark
16.30 Yoga Session @ Plaza Placheda
17.30 Results from Quali heat 2 and Coach Meeting at Plaza Placheda Touristic Center

Watch pictures from day 2 

Photo Credits: Lorenzo Fizza Verdinelli

FIND ALL THE RESULTS FROM GIRLS’ QUALI HERE

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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
Transilvanian Rookie Fest (SS) – Sibiu – Arena Platos, Romania 20-22 January 2017
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017
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!

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World Rookie Fest welcomes Top Rookies

Livigno and Mottolino Snowpark welcomed 144 competitors from 14 different Nations aged 9 to 18, competing in the 12th edition of the legendary World Rookie Fest.

Today, January 14, all participants got the chance to test the slopestyle setup during the open training session. Unfortunately poor snow conditions and wind storm for four days in a row didn’t allow the previously announced snowpark set up. Mottolino Snowpark shapers crew spent the last days to create the best possible slopestyle course for our Rookies. The final set up consists of a downrail, 1 table with 2 kickers each (12 meters, 16 meters) and another rail, the last jibbing obstacle.

Competition started today with the training day and a great opening ceremony, with the video première of Stronger, the Union Team Movie, and the welcome party. In the next days the Mottolino Snowpark will host qualifications. In two heats, rookies have to prove their talent for their entries into the super finals scheduled on the Wednesday 18th January. In the meanwhile, for tomorrow afternoon (Monday 16th January) Black Yeti plans a great program: at 16:30 the stunning video premiere “2016 World Rookie Tour TV Show” with the best moments from last season tour, follows by the gripping workshop “How to increase rider’s visibility”.

Get ready for incredible tricks from the world’s best young snowboarders in the slopestyle contests at the Livigno Mottolino Snowpark! This is the place of positive energy, cool tricks and good vibes!

Click here for first pictures from the World Rookie Fest training day.
Curious to know who will compete in Livigno? Find the riders’ list here.

15972776_1428262060519944_5967883165583290826_o15994779_1428270957185721_2879314859954615296_o2016.17 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
Transilvanian Rookie Fest (SS) – Sibiu – Arena Platos, Romania 20-22 January 2017
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017
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!

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).

Press Office World Rookie Tour
Elisa Maria Ferrari – elisa@moonsrl.it – tel 329.1103182

 

Last Call to Celebrate the 2017 World Rookie Fest

With days full of action at the stunning Mottolino Snowpark, workshop “how to increase your rider’s visibility“, relaxed yoga session and epic after contest party, World Rookie Fest will be just incredible! Last but not least, Union Bindings have signed a new sponsorship deal with World Rookie Fest! Welcome on board!

It’s less than two weeks and the World Rookie Fest 2017 will open its doors to families, riders and coaches from the snowboard Planet. If you are ready to come and ride or enjoy the show, mark the 14th and 19th of January in your diary! Where? At the incredible Mottolino Snowpark based in Livigno!

What can be better than a perfect snowpark set up, fresh snow and great young riders from all over the world? Conditions will be great and all the kickers will be ready to be built in the next few days. Weather permitting, Mottolino Snowpark will be ready with 2 kickers with jibbing obstacles on the M line, 2 kickers for the L line and 2 kickers for the XL line with final jibbing table.

World Rookie Fest is not only known for the freestyle action on Mottolino Snowpark but also for its collateral activities. This year, the crew in Livigno is going to host the first Boardriding.com workshop, to give the young riders a little guidance how to make themselves visible in social media and how to create a professional athlete’s profile. “How to increase your rider’s visibility” workshop will be held on Monday, January 16 from 17.00 at Plaza Placheda.

We remind you that the WRF program includes on Sunday the Stronger premiere, the Union Binding’s new team movie, winner of the most inclusive award in all of TransWorld Snowboarding Riders’ Poll: Video of the Year 2016!

If you still haven’t registered, take a chance and do it. Download the entry form with all the info about program, booking and registration here. We are looking forward to seeing you in Livigno!

WORLD ROOKIE FEST SYNTHETIC PROGRAM

14 Jan 2017 – Arrival Day
12.00 – 20.00 Riders, coach and media registrations at Race Office

15 Jan 2017– Training Day for all and Event Presentation // Kids Camp day1
10.30 – 14.00 Training in Slope Style at Snowpark Mottolino
9.30 – 12.30 Kids Camp
16.30 – 17.30 Event Presentation at Touristic Center in Plaza Placheda and video premiere “Stronger”
17.30 – 19.30 Welcome Party @ Plaza Placheda

16 Jan 2017 – Qualification for Heat 1 // Kids Camp day2
9.30 – 15.00 Training and Qualification in Slopestyle at Mottolino Snowpark
9.30 – 12.30 Kids Camp
16.30 Yoga Session @ Plaza Placheda
17.00 Workshop: How to increase rider’s visibility @ Plaza Placheda
17.30 Results from Quali heat 1 and Coach Meeting at Plaza Placheda Touristic Center

17 Jan 2017 – Qualification for Heat 2 // Kids Camp day3
9.30 – 15.00 Training and Qualification at Mottolino Snowpark
9.30 – 12.30 Kids Camp
16.30 Drift Karting
17.30 Results from Quali heat 2 and Coach Meeting at Plaza Placheda Touristic Center

18 Jan 2017 – Finals for Heat 1 and Heat 2
10.00 – 14.00 Training and Finals at Mottolino Snowpark
17.00 Prize-giving Ceremony at Touristic Center in Plaza Placheda
22.30 Final Party at MIKY’S

19 Jan 2016 – Reserve Day or Departure Day All day Departure or Reserve day for competition

Thanks to the World Rookie Fest sponsors and media partners: Livigno, Mottolino Fun Mountain, Union, Skipassion, Jet Park, SurftoLive.com, Elleerre, Moon, Boardiding.com, Pleasure, 4Snowboard, Sequence, quattromedia.

WRT-2016-7-WorldRookieFest-Livigno-rev2Everybody 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
Transilvanian Rookie Fest (SS) – Sibiu – Arena Platos, Romania 20-22 January 2017
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017
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

2017 World Rookie Fest – Registrations are open

The World Rookie Fest 12th edition will take place at the Mottolino Snowpark in Livigno, Italy, one of the most famous snowparks in the European Alps, from the 14th to the 19th January 2017. To everyone looking for some freestyle action, World Rookie Tour will be waiting with a few unique highlights and all families are welcomed.

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In traditional manner, and in addition to the legendary slopestyle contest, for all the kids will be held the World Rookie Camp, and all visitors will be admitted to all the activities to get closer to the freestyle scene and take part to the event even without competing. Yoga lesson, Drift Karting Contest, the unavoidable film premiere “2016 Rookie Trip to Chile” and “Stronger“, Union Binding best snowboard movie of the year. Also dinners and parties to meet the other riders and make new friends coming from the all over the world.

world-rookie-fest-2016-final-day_032_WINNER_ROOKIE_MENMore than 150 riders from 20 nations arrive every year for the slopestyle competition at the World Rookie Fest, which is actually the largest youth freestyle event in the history of snowboarding. All the podium winners from World Rookie Fest slopestyle will be qualified for the 2017 World Rookie Finals and the event will give out points for the TTR World Snowboard Tour and for the World Rookie Rank. In addition, they will be crowned and celebrated with prestigious awards: 2 all-inclusive tickets for the 2017 World Rookie Finals in Kaprun (Austria), 6 all-inclusive tickets to the 2017 World Rookie Rail Jam in Modena, 3 tickets for the end of season Rookie Shooting, 6 surf camp in Spain by Surftolive.com, and other prizes offered by sponsors.

The exclusive World Rookie Camp will be in collaboration with Madness Snowboard School. Beside the established contest for the under 18s in fact, a 3 days Kids Camp for the under 16 will be offered. Part of the camp will happen in Mottolino Snowpark, where the slopestyle competition will happen, in order to experience their first international event and see the ‘older’ snowboarders event.

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About World Rookie Shooting 2016, some of the best riders from 2015.16 season were at the Mottolino Snowpark in Livigno, Italy, from the 10th to the 13th of April for the traditional end of season World Rookie Shooting, after the Big Final. The shooting was a unique opportunity to join a professional photo and video session driven by Lorenzo “Fizza” Verdinelli, Italian senior photographer and editor in chief of 4Snowboard Magazine. Watch the video here: vimeo.com/190283797 

The quiet times are over. Is there anything cooler than World Rookie Fest? The answer is obvious!

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ACCOMODATION and All-inclusive packages for riders, coaches and parents at the 2017 World Rookie Fest in Livigno:

– WRF All Inclusive Packages for riders including: 5 nights in half-board in selected 3Star hotel (double room), check in 14th January – check out 19th January, 4-days lift-tickets, WRF event pass to all lifestyle activities and party, race inscription for athlets, gifts, at a fixed rate of 500€ in double rooms.
– WRF All Inclusive Packages for coaches and parents including: : 5 nights in half-board in selected 3Star hotel (double room), check in 14th January – check out 19th January, 4-days lift-tickets, WRF event pass to all lifestyle activities and party at a fixed rate of 470€ in double rooms.
– For hotel no-show not communicated at least 5 days in advance, a penalty of 300€ will be charged to the national snowboard association.
– Extra charge for accomodation in single room: plus 100€.

IMPORTANT: if you have any special request for your accommodation (specific hotel, less or more nights, different level of hotel) just contact us and the Livigno Touristic Office will take care of yours request!

Please download the info sheet with all info about program, booking and registration here

WORLD ROOKIE FEST SYNTHETIC PROGRAM

14 Jan 2017 – Arrival Day
12.00 – 20.00 Riders, coach and media registrations at Race Office

15 Jan 2017– Training Day for all and Event Presentation // Kids Camp day1
10.30 – 14.00 Training in Slope Style at Snowpark Mottolino
9.30 – 12.30 Kids Camp
16.30 – 17.30 Event Presentation at Touristic Center in Plaza Placheda and video premiere “Stronger”
17.30 – 19.30 Welcome Party @ Plaza Placheda

16 Jan 2017 – Qualification for Heat 1 // Kids Camp day2
9.30 – 15.00 Training and Qualification in Slopestyle at Mottolino Snowpark
9.30 – 12.30 Kids Camp
16.30 Yoga Session @ Plaza Placheda
17.30 Results from Quali heat 1 and Coach Meeting at Plaza Placheda Touristic Center

17 Jan 2017 – Qualification for Heat 2 // Kids Camp day3
9.30 – 15.00 Training and Qualification at Mottolino Snowpark
9.30 – 12.30 Kids Camp
16.30 Drift Karting
17.30 Results from Quali heat 2 and Coach Meeting at Plaza Placheda Touristic Center

18 Jan 2017 – Finals for Heat 1 and Heat 2
10.00 – 14.00 Training and Finals at Mottolino Snowpark
17.00 Prize-giving Ceremony at Touristic Center in Plaza Placheda
22.30 Final Party at MIKY’S

19 Jan 2016 – Reserve Day or Departure Day All day Departure or Reserve day for competition

Thanks to the World Rookie Fest sponsors and media partners: Livigno, Mottolino Fun Mountain, Skipassion, Jet Park, SurftoLive.com, Moon, Boardiding.com, Pleasure, 4Snowboard, Sequence, quattromedia.

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
Transilvanian Rookie Fest (SS) – Sibiu – Arena Platos, Romania 20-22 January 2017
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria 27-29 January 2017
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) – Monte Bondone, Italy 08-12 February 2017
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 25-26 February 2017
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS + HP) – Seven Springs Resort, US 09-10 March 2017
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

Netherlands is the Best Team of the 2016 World Rookie Fest

World Rookie Fest, the most famous youth snowboard freestyle event in the world, took place in Livigno, Italy, at Mottolino Fun Mountain, with 155 riders from 18 different nations. The largest edition ever was a big success despite the unstable weather conditions, so that qualification day had to be cancelled due to heavy snow storm and strong wind.

However, for the final day the organizers could use a window of less wind and made contest with two runs for each rider in each category, and the international young snowboarders were able to push the competition at a high level.

Black Yeti proved once again that the future snowboard pro riders are just around the corner. After Norwegian team’s nine consecutive victories as Best Team, and the last year victory of the Swiss Team, another team wins, Netherlands, with two riders at the top of the Rookie Boys’ rank and a second place in the Grom Boys’ category.

Luck of snow and bad weather didn’t stop the event thanks to the energy of a great staff, motivated riders, an enthusiast crew and the shaper team of the Mottolino Snowpark.” stated Marco Sampaoli, WSF Vice President and event organizer “We are very happy for this successfully edition, the largest but also the most difficult edition ever”.

Dutch young gun Erik Bastiaansen took the first place in the Rookie category with a solid run. He impressed the judges and scored 90.03 points in his second run with Cab10 indy on the jump and Cab180 to 50-50 3 out over the a-frame. Erik wins ahead of another dutch rider, Niek Van Der Velden, and the Australian “Party King” Tom Harveyson.


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Erik Bastiaansen

The high number of Groms was an impressive element: 55 of 155 participants were under 14, showing a powerful renewal among the new snowboarders. Best Grom of the 2016 World Rookie Fest was young Swiss rider Elias Rupp, wins with a stylish run: Switch Back7 mute to cab 180 in 50-50 back 180 out from the a-frame. Casper Wolf from Netherlands and Samuel Camenzind from Switzerland.

On the girls’ side, Finnish rider Henna Ikola left 15 other Rookie Girls behind her by landing a huge Backside540 indy on the big kicker to a stylish cab 180 to 50-50 on the box. In the rest of Scandinavian podium two Norwegians: Nora Frisvold and Hanne Eilertsen.

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Henna Ikola

Tina Steffensen from Norway showcased a great performance as best Grom girl with a huge Backside360 tail on the big kicker to 50-50 out from the a-frame, ahead of Luan Salgueira from France and Emma Gennero from Italy.

Probably it was one of the most difficult competition I’ve directed ever. Due to bad weather for 4 days in a row we were forced to change the program more than one time, change course, but I never give up. The working team and Mottolino Snowpark were always ready to follow my reserve plan and in the end, we did it. Thanks to riders, coaches, parents to the patience, and a special thanks to my team” stated Gian Luca Zanetti, WRF Race Director.

All the riders competed for prestigious awards including three all-inclusive tickets for the 2016 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl and two for the 2016 Trentino Rookie Fest in Monte Bondone. All the athletes on the podium are qualified for the 2016 Volkl World Rookie Finals!

Black Yeti congratulates all the riders who showed great style, battling the slopestyle in such hard weather conditions.

Watch the video with the winners’ runs of the 2016 World Rookie Fest here:

 

All the photos are online at the following links:

1 https://goo.gl/UUI2HY FINAL DAY
2 https://goo.gl/77NwIw QUALI DAY
3 https://goo.gl/y2roh9 YOGA CLASS
4 https://goo.gl/NQXfP4 TRAINING DAY

Please download the full ranks of the 2016 World Rookie Fest here: http://www.worldrookietour.com/downloads/wrt2016/2016_WRF_Livigno_Final_Results.zip 

Photo Credits: Lorenzo Fizza Verdinelli

2015.16 World Rookie Tour – Calendar

South America Rookie Fest (SS) . Valle Nevado, Chile 21.23 August 2015 – DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) . Corvatsch, Swiss . 17.20 December 2015 – DONE
Iceripper Rookie Fest (HP) . Laax, Swiss 06.09 January 2016 – DONE

World Rookie Fest (SS) . Livigno, Italy 09.14 January 2016 – DONE
Peyragudes Rookie Fest (SS) . Peyragudes, France 21.24 January 2016
Transilvania Rookie Fest (SS) . Arena Platos, Romania 05.07 February 2016
Oslo Rookie Fest (SS) . Oslo Vinterpark, Norway, 26.28 February 2016
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) . Nekoma, Japan 27.28 February 2016
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Monte Bondone, Italy 02.06 March 2016
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Pamporovo, Bulgaria 15.17 March 2016
Revolution Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Seven Springs Resort, USA 15.16 March 2016
Völkl World Rookie Finals (SS) . Ischgl, Austria 05.10 April 2016

Follow the World Rookie Tour online @
web: www.worldrookietour.com and www.worldsnowboardfederation.org
facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo Channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour

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

Qualifications Day for the 2016 World Rookie Fest

Qualifications day at the 2016 World Rookie Fest went down in Livigno. The Rookie Boys and the Grom Boys battled for their entries into the super finals taking place on the 13th of January at Mottolino Snowpark.

All the riders in two runs proved their talent. Among the 73 Rookie Boys, Gian Andrea Sutter from Switzerland laid down the best run: switch back 9 on the kicker and a massive trick on the rail, and qualified for the super finals together with 15 other Rookie Boys.

Tomorrow, after the competitions, Livigno is going to celebrate the winners at the Final Party at MIKY’S PUB, starting at 10.30 pm.

Below you can find the complete program and all the results from the Rookie Boys Heat.

WRF PROGRAM – 13th JANUARY 2016

9.00/9.30 – Girls Training
9.45/10.45 – Girls Qualifications (2 run each, best run count)
11.00/11.30 – Grom Training
11.45/12.45 – Grom Qualifications (second run qualification)
13.00 – Rookie Training and Finals (to be confirmed)
17.30 Prize-giving Ceremony at Touristic Center in Plaza Pacheda
22:30 Final Party at MIKY’S PUB

PROGRAM COULD BE CHANGED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS

IN CASE THE FINALS WILL NOT HAPPEN DUE TO BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS THE QUALIFICATIONS RANKS WILL BE USED AS FINALS RANKS

Photo gallery from the qualifications day of the 2016 World Rookie Fest here: Qualifications Rookies & Groms

Photo Credits: Lorenzo Fizza Verdinelli

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Follow us the next days to see what the young guns got in stock!

2015.16 World Rookie Tour – Calendar

South America Rookie Fest (SS) . Valle Nevado, Chile 21.23 August 2015 – DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) . Corvatsch, Swiss . 17.20 December 2015 – DONE
Iceripper Rookie Fest (HP) . Laax, Swiss 06.09 January 2016 – DONE

World Rookie Fest (SS) . Livigno, Italy 09.14 January 2016
Peyragudes Rookie Fest (SS) . Peyragudes, France 21.24 January 2016
Transilvania Rookie Fest (SS) . Arena Platos, Romania 05.07 February 2016
Oslo Rookie Fest (SS) . Oslo Vinterpark, Norway, 26.28 February 2016
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) . Nekoma, Japan 27.28 February 2016
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Monte Bondone, Italy 02.06 March 2016
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Pamporovo, Bulgaria 15.17 March 2016
Revolution Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Seven Springs Resort, USA 15.16 March 2016
Völkl World Rookie Finals (SS) . Ischgl, Austria 05.10 April 2016

Follow the World Rookie Tour online @
web: www.worldrookietour.com and www.worldsnowboardfederation.org
facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo Channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour

Rank Bib Last Name First Name Nation Best Run
1 77 SUTTER GIAN ANDREA SUI 85.8
2 64 ECKHOFF MATHIAS NOR 85.0
3 76 LÄSSER MARTIN SUI 84.3
4 73 GAUGER WENDELIN SUI 84.0
5 9 FRIJNS JOEWEN BEL 83.3
6 14 NEVAKIVI ALEKSI FIN 82.8
6 15 RINNEKANGAS RENE FIN 82.8
8 45 FRAMARIN LORIS ITA 82.3
9 62 VAN DER VELDEN NIEK NED 81.8
10 79 LUNDSTROEM GUSTAF SWE 79.8
11 61 BASTIAANSEN ERIK NED 79.5
12 34 PREISSINGER MAXIMILIAN GER 78.8
13 27 BREMMER FINDLAY GBR 76.5
14 4 HARVEYSON TOM AUS 76.3
15 41 SEEHAUSER SIMON ITA 75.3
16 12 MUSTONEN VILLE FIN 74.5
17 65 LEENDERTS EMIL NOR 74.3
18 6 VANDEWEYER STEF BEL 74.0
19 75 FISCHER FLORIAN SUI 73.5
20 44 LIVIERO NICOLA ITA 73.0
21 22 VALAX ENZO FRA 72.8
22 33 KAUTNER SAMUEL GER 71.3
23 8 VAN HOOF ILIAS BEL 70.0
23 29 VOCKENSPERGER LEON GER 70.0
25 47 PRENTICE RAYMOND ITA 69.0
26 39 SPRINGHET SEBASTIAN ITA 68.8
27 68 STEEN FINMARK FERDINAND NOR 67.5
28 19 BARTET TITOUAN FRA 67.0
29 55 BOGGIO DAVIDE ITA 66.3
30 7 VAN HOEIJ DENNIS BEL 66.0
30 20 CACHAT JUAN FRA 66.0
32 1 VAGNE JOSHUA AUS 65.8
32 63 WOLFS SEM NED 65.8
34 66 LØVGREN ALFRED NOR 65.0
35 17 BERGMAN JOONAS FIN 64.5
36 16 KALLO SAMI FIN 63.8
37 43 ZILIO SIMONE ITA 63.0
37 70 VÅGSDAL MATHIAS NOR 63.0
39 32 LECHNER CHRISTOPH GER 60.5
40 10 KIKAS MARTEN EST 59.0
41 48 DENTE LORENZO ITA 58.8
42 18 GRAY NATHAN FRA 54.5
43 60 DUDENAS AUGUSTAS LIT 53.0
44 30 GRASL MAX GER 51.5
45 82 DE MARTIN FILIPPO ITA 48.8
46 74 BOLL MORITZ SUI 45.0
47 59 BAKSEVICIUS GABRIELIUS LIT 40.8
48 37 DAVIDSSON ARON SNORRI ISL 39.8
49 50 FUSER ELIA ITA 38.0
50 31 BOCKSTALLER BENEDIKT GER 37.8
51 36 VILHELMSSON STEFAN ISL 36.5
52 2 AGNEW JOSHUA AUS 34.3
53 80 LANDMARK JESPER SWE 34.0
54 35 KRISTJANSSON MARINO ISL 33.0
55 40 RAINER OLIVER ITA 32.5
56 81 INVERNIZZI FERRO GIORGIO ITA 30.8
57 25 NIETO LEON FRA 30.3
58 5 LINDNER ELIAS AUT 29.3
59 51 REGAZZO LUCA ITA 28.5
60 71 WIIK OLAV NOR 28.5
61 38 JONSSON INGOLFUR ISL 26.3
62 49 NOCERA FILIPPO ITA 23.0
63 26 MIRAMOND ADRIEN FRA 17.8
63 53 ERRANI LUIGI FILIPPO ITA 17.8
65 67 SVENSSON CHRISTIAN NOR 15.5
66 56 GRANDOLINI FILIPPO ITA 15.3
67 13 PITKANEN HEIKKI FIN 15.0
68 24 DARTIGUE TANGUY FRA 14.3
69 28 IRONSIDE GLEN GBR 13.0
70 11 HYNNINEN JOONAS FIN 12.8
71 69 SKJELLANGER TVEITEN SINDRE NOR 11.8
72 46 AMERIO GIOVANNI ITA 9.3
73 72 FURUHOLMEN KRISTIAN NOR 5.5
54 GIROTTO CESARE ITA DNS
78 MILLKVIST SAMUEL SWE DNS

2016 World Rookie Fest kicks off in Livigno, biggest than ever

The Black Yeti won the war against the lack of snow and welcomed 155 enthusiastic young riders from all over the world in Livigno for the 2016 World Rookie Fest. Despite the poor snow conditions, the Mottolino shapers crew spent night and day to create the best possible slopestyle course for the rookies and the Mottolino Snowpark is now ready for incredible freestyle actions.

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With 155 registered riders, the 2016 World Rookie Fest is the biggest event of the World Rookie Tour ever, and the largest only youth freestyle snowboard competition ever organized in the history of World Snowboard Federation and TTR World Snowboard Tour.

After 11 years, it is always great to welcome in Livigno all these rookies and groms from all over the World” stated Marco Sampaoli, event organizer and WSF Vice-President. “Every year the event grows and with 155 riders from 18 different countries we are really proud to host the largest youth snowboard event ever organized”.

The event started with a training day and a great opening ceremony, with the video première of the 2015 Rookie Trip to Chile, a movie filmed in South America with the best riders from last season World Rookie Tour 2015. Immediately after the welcome party took place in the event headquarter at Plaza Pacheda.

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In the next days the Mottolino Snowpark will host all the 25 girls, 55 male Groms, and 75 male Rookies: they will battle in two qualification days for their entries into the super finals, scheduled on the Wednesday 13th January. In two heats the riders will have to prove their talent.

Enjoy the photo gallery from the first day of the 2016 World Rookie Fest here: http://on.fb.me/1PQZPjY

Photo Credits: Lorenzo Fizza Verdinelli

Follow us the next days to see what the young guns got in stock!

2015.16 World Rookie Tour – Calendar

South America Rookie Fest (SS) . Valle Nevado, Chile 21.23 August 2015 – DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) . Corvatsch, Swiss . 17.20 December 2015 – DONE
Iceripper Rookie Fest (HP) . Laax, Swiss 06.09 January 2016 – DONE
World Rookie Fest (SS) . Livigno, Italy 09.14 January 2016
Peyragudes Rookie Fest (SS) . Peyragudes, France 21.24 January 2016
Transilvania Rookie Fest (SS) . Arena Platos, Romania 05.07 February 2016
Oslo Rookie Fest (SS) . Oslo Vinterpark, Norway, 26.28 February 2016
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) . Nekoma, Japan 27.28 February 2016
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Monte Bondone, Italy 02.06 March 2016
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Pamporovo, Bulgaria 15.17 March 2016
Revolution Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Seven Springs Resort, USA 15.16 March 2016
Völkl World Rookie Finals (SS) . Ischgl, Austria 05.10 April 2016

Follow the World Rookie Tour online @
web: www.worldrookietour.com and www.worldsnowboardfederation.org
facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo Channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour

World Rookie Tour – 10 Years Documentary Video

From 10 years the World Rookie Tour and the Black Yeti are scouting for tomorrow snowboard stars and are creating incredible events for under 18 years old riders only. Started from a single event, the World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy, and developed into a global series with more than 10 international events every year, the World Rookie Tour today is the largest and most popular youth snowboard project on planet Earth.

Featuring  some of today world top athlets, and yesterday snowboard legends, this video documentary shows  snowboard champions and olympic finalists when they were 12 years old riders sponsored by “mom & dad”, this 10 minutes documentary explains what the World Rookie Tour did in the last 10 years.

RIDER LIST:

The Black Yeti (Himalaya)
Seppe Smits (BEL)
Martin Mikyska (CZE)
Sven Thorgren (SWE)
Peetu Piiroinein (FIN)
Christian Haller (SWI)
Staale Sandback (NOR)
Roope Tonteri (FIN)
Keita Heinamura (JAP)
Gjermund Braaten (NOR)
Ulrik Badertsher (NOR)
Spiro Sanchez (CHI)
Federico Chiaradio (CHI)
Manuel Pietropoli (ITA)
and many more from all over

FEATURING:
Meinhard Trojer (AUT)
Marco Sampaoli (ITA)
Gian Luca Zanetti (ITA)
Shingeru “Ishi” Ischiara (JAP)
Bob Klein (USA)
Terry Kidwell (USA)
Mike Ranquet (USA)
Chuck Barfoot (USA)
Pirate Movie Production (AUT)

FILMED IN:
Livigno, Italy
Ischgl, Austria
Tredbo, Australia,
Valle Nevado, Chile
Tignes, France
Avoriaz, France
Solden, Austria
Oslo, Norway
Stamsund, Norway
Tromso, Norway
Arena Platos, Romania
Monte Bondone, Italy
Val Senales, Italy
and some more place around the world.

DIRECTED BY
Marco Sampaoli

FILMER
Andreas “Mone” Monesberg
Marco Brandoli
Federico Romanello
Federico Ziveri
Silvio Ottonello
Lorenzo Atzeni
and many more

EDITOR
Matteo Pierfelice

PRODUCED BY
World Rookie Tour
MOON

DON’T MISS THE UPCOMING WORLD ROOKIE TOUR EVENTS!

Norway is getting ready for the Oslo Rookie Fest 2015

The first edition of the Oslo Rookie Fest is soon about to go down. From 27. Februar to 1. March 2015, the rookies have the chance to ride the famous Superpipe at Oslo Vinterpark in a WST NATIONAL event. Besides the competition, there are a bunch of amazing side activities offered for the young snowboarders such as a practical workshop abuot sport photography hosted by Markus Fischer (Pleasure Snowboard Mag photo editor) and the possibility to rider with disabled snowboarders. Between practice and competition, the Rookies will be able to join all the other activities of the Oslo Vinter Festival, such as snowskate, bandy and ski jump http://oslo-vinterfestival.no/. All updated information about the event are online at the following link: www.worldsnowboardfederation.org/2015/02/13/exciting-program-oslo-rookie-fest-2015/

The countdown is on for the forth edition of Trentino Rookie Fest

Monte Bondone will host for the 4th time the Trentino Rookie Fest from 25th february untill 1st march 2015. Due to poor snow condition the event will not feature an halfpipe competition for this season, and it will be focus on slopestyle contest with an extra night rail jam in cash for trick format and, as always, a bunch of additional side activities. All information are online at http://www.worldsnowboardfederation.org/2015/02/09/2015-trentino-rookie-fest/

Follow the World Rookie Tour online @
Web: http://bit.ly/wrt2015
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
Mpora WRT channel: www.mpora.com/worldrookiesnowboardtour/

Age Groups
WSF rookie events are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st of January 1997 to 31st of December 1999) and Grom (born from 1st of January 2000 and up), both boys and girls. All contests of the World Rookie Tour will generate valuable results for the World Snowboarding Points List and for the World Rookie Rank developed by World Snowboard Federation. The Oslo Rookie Fest 2015 Halfpipe contest is included in the World Snowboard Tour and will offer all inclusive tickets and qualification spots for the 2015 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl.

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 / 7-10 Jan 2015 / Halfpipe – DONE
WSF World Rookie Fest / Livigno . Italy / 10-15 Jan 2015 / Slopestyle – DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest / Pamporovo . Bulgaria / 30 Jan -1 Feb 2015 / Slopestyle + Halfpipe   DONE
Transilvania Rookie Fest / Arena Platos . Romania / 6-8 Feb 2015 / Slopestyle   DONE
Hellas Rookie Fest / Greece / 13-15 Feb 2015 / Slopestyle – DONE
Trentino Rookie Fest / Monte Bondone . Italy / 25 Feb -1 Mar 2015 / Slopestyle
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 

TV Show from 2015 World Rookie Fest in Livigno

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The 2015 edition of the WSF World Rookie Fest in Livigno was a milestone event for many reasons. It was the 10 consecutive edition happened in Livigno, one of the oldest snowboard event in Europe. It was the biggest edition ever with 151 riders, which makes it the largest only youth snowboard event in the world. The video highlights was released the same day of the finals and watched by 6000 viewers. It is now released the official 6 minutes TV show to discover what’s behind the sportive side of this incredible event. Enjoy the vision!

 

Transilvania Rookie Fest Report

From Bulgaria, the World Rookie Fest crossed the boarder for the Transilvania Rookie Fest that took place in Arena Platos-Sibiu-Romania from February 6th to 8th, 2015.

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The 5th edition of the Transilvania Rookie Fest is the only international youth freestyle snowboard competition hold in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. Former ISF world champion Martin Freinademetz and owner of Arena Platos has build a slope style park in cooperation with Ninjaz Parkdesign and Romanian snowboard legend Andy Fazakas. The park has a length of 700 meters and includes 4 rails and 4 kickers.

Riders from Bulgaria, Germany, Austria and Chech Republic singed in along with the best romanians rookies and groms, to compete at the 5th edition of Transilvania Rookie Fest. The level of riding was good, impressive spins, lots of back-flips and technical tricks on the jibs were performed by the competitors.

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Rovenski Ian from Chech Republic was the best rookie, followed by Slavov Konstantin from Bulgaria and on third place by Fisinski Kristian from Bulgaria. The best grom of the event was Kamen Petrov from Bulgaria, followed by Kaufmann Moritz and Gasperi Noah from Austria. The Rookie Girls first place was for the local girl Brad Ruxandra.

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The good wibes and smiles on competitors faces were present on the whole contest day. Moreover the internationals rookies and groms had great time interacting with the Romanian competitors, that progressed each year, creating a smooth general atmosphere.

 

Follow the World Rookie Tour online @
Web: http://bit.ly/wrt2015
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
Mpora WRT channel: www.mpora.com/worldrookiesnowboardtour/ 

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 / 7-10 Jan 2015 / Halfpipe – DONE
WSF World Rookie Fest / Livigno . Italy / 10-15 Jan 2015 / Slopestyle – DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest / Pamporovo . Bulgaria / 30 Jan -1 Feb 2015 / Slopestyle + Halfpipe -DONE
Transilvania Rookie Fest / Arena Platos . Romania / 6-8 Feb 2015 / Slopestyle – DONE
Hellas Rookie Fest / Greece / 13-15 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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Age Groups
WSF rookie events are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st of January 1997 to 31st of December 1999) and Grom (born from 1st of January 2000 and up), both boys and girls. All contests of the World Rookie Tour will generate valuable results for the TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranks and for the World Rookie Rank developed by World Snowboard Federation.

World Rookie Fest – Day 3

Qualification day of the World Rookie Fest in Livigno went down today. 88 Rookies Girls and Groms from all over the World tested the new set up of the Mottolino Snowpark! See you tomorrow morning for the big finals!

Check out all the pictures of the day on the Facebook Fanpage: World Rookie Fest 2015 – Day 3

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Photo Credits: Lorenzo Fizza Verdinelli

Qualification Results Day 3 here!

World Rookie Fest – Day 2

With the wind calming down, the first qualification day was perfect as expected. From the 10.30 am all rookies and groms could express their own most powerful tricks, making the present adults feeling smaller and smaller. DoubleBackCork 10, Switch Backside 9, Frontside 10 and pretty stylish jibbing down the bigger lines of Mottolino Snowpark: boys and girls outstood just as World Rookie Fest can do.

Check all the photos of the day on the Facebook Fanpage: World Rookie Fest 2015 – Day 2
Photo Credits: Lorenzo Fizza Verdinelli

Qualification Results HEAT 1 here!

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World Rookie Fest 2015 – Day 1

World Rookie Fest’s training has started officially! Today the snow has come to welcome the 149 participants to Livigno: despite the limited visibility and windy weather, all rookies and groms could try the obstacles to test speed and landing, also helped by the coloured marks. Mottolino’s shapers once again have been preparing a perfectly shaped park, where kickers and jib areas are alternate to give wings to very exciting slopestyle sessions.

The windiest moments have been cheered up by a walk around the Winter Experience Tour test village down Mottolino’s gondola arrival, where the guys could test equipment and materials from many brands.

The afternoon is going to celebrate the 10 years with ‘A Decade of Rookie Fest’, presented by the Olympic rider Seppe Smits, former WRF rookie. The giant Black Yeti cake will be huge enough for all the hundreds of guys?

Check all the photos of the day on the Facebook Fanpage: World Rookie Fest 2015 – Day 1

Photo Credits: Lorenzo Fizza Verdinelli

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WSF World Rookie Fest 2015: REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN!

WSF World Rookie Fest is the most famous youth snowboard freestyle contest from all over the world that, for the past 10 years, has been offering the perfect opportunity to see in action the stars of tomorrow . More than 20 national teams come from all over, strict collaborations with the Artic Challenge, Air&Style, Pirate Movie Production, TTR World Snowboard Tour, Onboard Europe are just some of the features that make this event unique and able to win the prestigious title of ‘Best Snowboard Event 2014’ during the Italian Snowboard Awards presented at Modena Skipass: the event that nobody under 18 can miss.

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The tenth edition of the World Rookie Fest will take place, as always, in Livigno, Italy, at the Mottolino Fun Mountain from the 10th to the 15th January 2015. WRF will celebrate its 10th birthday and for this reason there will be some surprises for both athletes and families!

The international slopestyle event.
The slopestyle contest will take place, as always, at the beautiful Mottolino Snowpark and will be open to 4 different categories, Female and Male Grom, Female and Male Rookie. More than 140 preselected riders from 20 nations will arrive in Livigno and compete to gain the prestigious awards: 6 all-inclusive tickets for the Volkl World Rookie Finals 2015 in Ischgl and 2 for the Trentino Rookie Fest 2015 in Monte Bondone, 2 tickets for the Rookie Shooting in Corvatsch at the end of the winter season, surf camp in Spain by Surftolive.com, 12 “Freeride Pass” for the European Freeride Festival and other prizes offered by the sponsors. All the athletes on the podium will be qualified for the Volkl World Rookie Finals 2015 and the event will give out points for the TTR World Snowboard Tour and for the World Rookie Rank.

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The lifestyle activities.
A lot of lifestyle activities will make the afternoons pleasant and amusing for everybody so that all the rookies and groms will be able to relax during the free time: workshop about the safety in freeride, a yoga lesson, film premiere of ‘A Decade of Rookie Fest’, photo gallery about the 10th Birthday of the World Rookie Tour, dinners and parties to meet the other riders and make new friends coming from the all over.

World Rookie Camp: Ride with Them!
The tenth edition of the WSF World Rookie Fest will offer a new program with a special focus on the families: the first edition of the World Rookie Camp in collaboration with Madness Snowboard School. Beside the established contest for the under_18s, a 3 days Kids Camp for the under-15 and a Kids Contest will be offered. The Kids Contest will take place just before the big finals of the rookie in order to experience their first international event with the ‘older’ snowboarders (Ride with them!)

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Info and registrations for the WSF World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy:
Info line: Anna Negri – 0039.338.1713960 – rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org
Use the registration and send it back to rookie@worldsnowboardfederation.org (one registration form per each nation).
Download the registration form here: bit.ly/12MaQyM

Note about all-inclusive package for the 2015 World Rookie Fest in Livigno:

WRF Accommodation Packages for riders, crew, coaches including 5 nights in half-board in 3Star hotel, check in 10th January – check out 15th January, at a fixed rate of 325€ in double rooms (400€ in single room). For no-show not communicated at least 5 days in advance a penalty of 200€ will be charged to the national snowboard association.

WRF Event entry fee for riders, crew, coaches including 4-days lift-tickets, event pass, contest registration, gifts at a fixed rate of 160€ to be paid directly at the WRF race office in Livigno.

Kids Camp and Kids Contest: 3 days camp with 3 hours lessons per day, pass for the Kids Contest, price of 100€, without lift ticket.

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Age groups
WSF rookie events are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st of January 1997 to 31st of December 1999) and Grom (born from 1st of January 2000 and up), both boys and girls. All contests of the World Rookie Tour will generate valuable results for the TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranks and for the World Rookie Rank developed by World Snowboard Federation. The Kids Camp and the Kids Contest are reserved to the Kids born after 1st January 2001.

Follow the World Rookie Tour online @
web: www.worldrookietour.com and www.worldsnowboardfederation.org
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
Mpora WRT channel: www.mpora.com/worldrookiesnowboardtour/
Subscribe to the WSF World Rookie Tour Newsletter at www.worldsnowboardfederation.org

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.

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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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Webhttp://bit.ly/wrt2015
Facebook fan pagewww.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
Mpora WRT channel: www.mpora.com/worldrookiesnowboardtour/

2014.15 World Rookie Tour Announced

The Black Yeti is ready to announce the 2014.15 World Rookie Tour with 11 international events all around the Globe. For the 10th edition, the best youth snowboard series is going even better with new countries involved, more halfpipe events and new end of season special prizes to award the season best riders.

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The 2014.15 tour kicked off in the Southern Hemisphere with the events in Chile and Australia and now is time to hit the Northern side of the world. New halfpipe events will take place in Laax, Switzerland, and Oslo, Norway. Greece will join the tour with a slopestyle where the Black Yeti will conquer the Olympus. The oldest event in the tour, WSF World Rookie Fest, will be held for the 10th time in Livigno, Italy, and it will offer a brand new event concept to celebrate its first decade. The Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Austria, recently announced special side activities and VIP guests.

In addition to the freeride trips, ticket to world class events, Onboard photo shooting and Pirate film session, the overall tour prize list has been upgraded with a new Rookie Shooting to be held in Corvatsch, Switzerland, next May 2015.

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The countdown is on, mark the dates on your calendar and get ready to join the 2015 World Rookie Tour: the 10th edition.

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 – 13-15 Feb 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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Age Groups
WSF rookie events are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st of January 1997 to 31st of December 1999) and Grom (born from 1st of January 2000 and up), both boys and girls. All contests of the World Rookie Tour will generate valuable results for the TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranks and for the World Rookie Rank developed by World Snowboard Federation.

Follow the World Rookie Tour online @

Web: http://bit.ly/wrt2015
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
Mpora WRT channel: www.mpora.com/worldrookiesnowboardtour/

 

 

 

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