Guilherme Lima is the first World Rookie Skateboard Champion

Tomorrow stars of skateboarding battled for the first ever under 21 World Skateboard Champion title.

Black Yeti crowned the first World Rookie Champion in an incredible scenario where 50 riders from 7 nations, met and competed in the beautiful Parque das Gerações in Cascais, Portugal, in front of the Atlantic Ocean. A fantastic crowd showed up in large numbers to experience a brand new concept for the skateboard community: a platform to search and support the future stars of skateboarding.

After a series of qualifying events, the bests advanced to Lisbon’s World Finals where never seen before prizes were awarded: invitations to 2020 Red Bull Roller Coaster, Simple Session, Mystic Sk8 Cup and to the World Rookie Shooting.  The fabulous skatepark of Cascais, situated on the beautiful Lisbon coastline, was the perfect location for the Big Final: with a huge and perfect street course, close to a gorgeous beach just across the street, it was the most intense competition of the World Rookie Skateboard Tour with an intense level of riding.

The Portuguese Guilherme Lima showed off his talent, winning the first ever World Rookie Skateboard Champion Title, with a fluid style and solid tricks portfolio. He consistently threw down technical tricks, starting with frontside feeble on the stair set, and included 360 flip over the pyramid, frontside lip on the kinked rail and flip backside lip slide, culminating in his best trick section with hard flip frontside board, impressing judges and spectators. Santino Exenberger from Austria took second place and portuguese Daniel Santos rounded off the podium and delivered consistent skating as well. Swiss Noel Scharer laid down a perfect backside 180 nose grind revert, gained the Best Trick of the day and the invitation to the 2020 Mystic Sk8 Cup.

Skateboarding is my entire life, I am so happy! I know that this victory will help me to realise my dream. I am so excited to participate in great events like the Red Bull Roller Coaster and the Simple Session!” Guilherme said. Indeed, Guilherme will go straight to the 2020 Red Bull Roller Coaster, to the 2020 Simple Session and to the 2020 Mystic Sk8 Cup.

If you want to watch the Guilherme’s winning run click below!

During the day we all got also a taste of what the youngest skaters can do. The Grom’s category for the under 15, showed that skateboarding is progressing and that there is a growing number of talented emerging skaters. Madu Teixeira won convincing judges with a solid run while Tomé Jonet and Keanu Schwedt follow him respectively in second and third position. On the Girls’ side Madalena Jacinto shined in her run section, gained the first position in front of Carlota Tinoco and Ana Beatriz Constantino.

Black Yeti would like to thank all the young skaters, families, organizers and local crew for their part in making the first World Rookie Skateboard Tour such a great success. It was a great experience, see you next year again in Cascais for the 2020 World Rookie Skateboard Finals.

Results of the event can be found here.

Photo galleries are available at the links below:

World Rookie Tour Skateboard Qualifiers Day
World Rookie Tour Skateboard Final Day

 

Photo Credits: Ruben Claudino
Video Credits: Andreas Monesberg

2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboard Calendar
Milan, Italy, 18-19 June 2019  – DONE
Les2Alpes, France, 18-19 July 2019 – DONE
Bozen, Italy, 24-25 August 2019  – DONE
Zürich, Switzerland, 6-7 September 2019 – DONE
2019 World Rookie Skateboard Finals – Lisboa-Cascais, Portugal,  13-15 September 2019 – DONE 

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Great success for the last WRT Skate Stop in Swiss

The World Rookie Tour presented by Skateacademy.ch contest was a big success! The participants express a very high level of skateboarding, getting all the attention of judges and spectators. Below you can see the video highlights from Zurich!

Noel Scharer was the best skater of the day, followed by compatriot Willow Fernandes. The german Ati Oppelt close the podium in the third place.

In the groms category a nice challenge was between the german talent Julius Schropfl, the winner, and the swiss youngster Jasper Haberzettl, second position. Complete the podium the swiss Timon Stalder.

On the girls side, young rippers Liv Broder, Lena Schmid, Zoe Van Essen showed their best, completing the podium respectively in first, second and third position.

Now it’s time for the big final! The best sk8 youth guns will have the chance to be the first World Rookie Skateboard Champion. See you in Lisbon Cascais, Portugal, from the 13 to 16 september 2019!

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2019 World Rookie Skateboarding Finals

Lisbon/Cascais, Portugal – 13-15 Sept. 2019
REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN 

After a season of skateboard rookie fests all around Europe everything is ready for “Le Grand Finale” in Lisbon/Cascais, Portugal, where the first ever World Rookie Skateboarding Champion will be crowed. Registrations are now open, hurry up to secure your spot in the final!

The Black Yeti travelled through Europe this summer and found in the beautiful city of Cascais in Portugal, the best location to host the first ever World Rookie Skateboarding Finals. Now the top skateboarders from the previous events, coach and families are preparing their trip to sunny Portugal, well known for it’s delicious fish dishes, unique city light, astonishing monuments & culture, plus some of the best european surf spots, where Lisbon and Cascais will host the World Rookie Tour Skateboard’s finals, from September the 13th with the warm-up, to the 15th for the super finals.

Riders from all over Europe will come at the WRT Finals for a unique sports and lifestyle experience in a great international scenario.  The program of 2019 World Rookie Skateboard Finals includes many lifestyle activities:  chill & grill evenings, printer workshop and surf lessons will take place during the weekend.

In the World Rookie Skateboarding finals the riders can win incredible prizes: a wildcard to the 2020 Red Bull Roller Coaster (Munich, Germany, June 2020), a ticket to the 2020 Simple Session (Tallin, Estonia, February 2020) and a ticket to the 2020 Mystic Sk8 Cup (Prague, Czech Republic, June 2020). The best skaters from the  finals will be invited to the World Rookie Shooting which will happen in Munich, Germany, in June 2020, and many other prizes offered by our tour sponsors Jart Skateboard, TSG Protection, Jail Jam headwear.

If you are skater and if your dream is to start a professional carrier, then Lisbon/Cascais, Portugal is the place to be from Sept. the 13th to Sept. the 15th 2019.

Download here the event info, program.

Find the registration form here.

IMPORTANT: QUALIFYING CRITERIA TO THE 2019 WORLD ROOKIE SKATEBOARDING FINALS (WHO CAN JOIN THE FINALS)
– Riders, male and female, born 1st January 1998 and younger are admitted.
– Riders will be divided in 2 age groups: born before/after 2005.
– The top 3 riders, both male and female, Rookie and Grom, from the previous World Rookie Tour SK8 stops in Milano, Les 2 Alpes, Bolzen and Zurich, are already qualified to the super finals of the World Rookie Skateboard Finals scheduled on Sunday the 15th September.

– All other riders can take part in the open qualifications on Saturday 14.09.2019 to get their spot for the the Super Finals on Sunday 15.09.2019

Registration, info and bookings: registration@worldrookietour.com

Simple Session
Red Bull Roller Coaster

2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboard Calendar
Milan, Italy, 18-19 June 2019  – DONE
Les2Alpes, France, 18-19 July 2019 – DONE
Bozen, Italy, 24-25 August 2019  – DONE
Zürich, Switzerland, 6-7 September 2019
2019 World Rookie Skateboard Finals – Lisboa-Cascais, Portugal,  13-15 September 2019

 

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

Report from South Tyrol

The first edition of the South Tyrol Rookie Fest Skateboarding, held in Bozen, Italy, was a great success. On the 24 and 25 August 2019, almost 30 skaters from all over Italy, gather in the amazing Bolzano Skateplatza, a 1000 square meter concrete park developed by the local Sk8 Project Sport Association in partnership with the Municipality of Bozen.

 

The event program started on Saturday the 24th of August with street quali, bawl best trick session, night session, live graffiti and  breakdance workshops. The first day of the event culminated in the saturday night party with dj set and beat box exhibition by international artist “Alien Dee”.  Sunday the 25th of August, saw the best skaters competing in the finals in order to conquer wild cards for the end of season World Rookie Skateboard Finals in Lisbon-Cascais, Portugal, on 14.15 September 2019.

In the groms division local rider Thomas Zaccaria conquered the top of the podium with a solid 90 second run. Ian Matteoli and Maicol Fantini followed him on the second and third place.

Among the rookies, the best rider of the event resulted local hero Giuseppe Cola who won both the best trick and the best rider of the event awards. Markus Mauroner and Phillipp Rossi completed the rookie podium. For all of them, plus Benjamin Bucel, a wild card to enter the WRT Skate Finals in Portugal, with an all-inclusive free invitation for Giuseppe Cola as the best skater of the event.

Download here the complete ranking of the event.


Rookies


Groms

MORE PICTURES ARE AVAILABLE HERE

2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboard Calendar
Milan, Italy, 18-19 June 2019  – DONE
Les2Alpes, France, 18-19 July 2019 – DONE
Bozen, Italy, 24-25 August 2019 – DONE
Zürich, Switzerland, 6-7 September 2019
2019 World Rookie Skateboard Finals – Lisboa – Cascais, Portugal,  13-15 September 2019

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Reports from Cardrona 2019

The finals of the Spy Optics NZ Freestyle Open RookieFest Slopestyle took place at Cardrona Alpine Resort with competitors battling to earn a place at the World Rookie Tour finals in Austria next March.

The World Rookie Tour is an under 18 snowboard and freeski freestyle international series founded in 2004. Supported since day 1 by the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) and the former TTR World Snowboard Tour, today it is the largest and oldest youth international action sport series, including also skateboard and with events all around the world. It is now partner of some of the most prestigious world class events such as X Games Norway, Audi Nines, Red Bull Roller Coaster, Simple Session and, for snowboard and freeski champions, it award personal spots for the FIS World Cup Tour.

With wind increasing throughout the morning a call was made to cancel the women’s finals and results were taken from yesterday’s qualifying rounds meaning that Eileen Gu (CHN) would take the top spot on the WRT Rookie women’s ski podium with Ruby Andrews (NZ) second and Shuorui Yang (CHN) third. With only one skier in the WRT Grom Girls’ category, Ruyi Yang could claim her spot in the finals.

The WRT podium for women’s snowboard saw Cool Wakushima (NZ) in first, Hikari Yoshizawa (JPN) second and Meila Stalker (AUS) third.

NZ’s Luca Harrington backed up a strong performance in the qualifying rounds to take out the top spot in the WRT Rookie Boys’ Ski division, with compatriot Max McDonald in second. Toma Matsuura (JPN) rounded out the podium in third.

NZ athletes also claimed the top two places in the WRT Grom Ski division, with Gustav Legnavsky in first place and Finley Melville-Ives second. “I’m so stoked,” said Gustav, “it’s the first time I’ve made finals in an open men’s slopestyle comp, I’m just really happy to get that run down.” Gustav put down his top scoring run (72.33) on his first attempt of two, one of the only riders to land a clean run in the first round windy conditions. Gustav’s run was: Front 4 on A frame, k-fed on down flat down, back 6 on cannon, right 9 safety, switch bio 9 safety, cork 7 left safety. Third place went to USA’s Daniel Hough.

A hotly contested Rookie Boys Snowboard division saw China’s Yiming Su score an impressive 98 points from a possible 100, taking out first place ahead of Hiroaki Kunitake (JPN) on 95 points. Yuto Yamada (JPN) finished third.

The Grom Boys’ Snowboard podium went to Taiga Hasegawa (JPN), Chaeun Lee (KOR), Hiroto Ogiwara (JPN).

Download all the Freeski results here

Download all the Snowboard results here

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South Tyrol SK8 Rookie Fest presented by SK8 Project

Bolzano, Skate Platza
24.25 August 2019

– REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN –

WRT Skateboarding will hit Italy one more time, with the upcoming event in Bozen, the South Tyrol SK8 Rookie Fest, scheduled on August the 24th and the 25th 2019.

In a perfect venue built by the municipality of Bozen, the premium “Skate Platza“ with street and bowl areas, the local club “Sk8 Project“ developed a youth skateboard school and organized several annual events, creating the perfect conditions to host a WRT Skateboarding stop. The South Tyrol Sk8 Rookie Fest will be a direct qualification for the first edition of the 2019 World Rookie Skateboarding Finals scheduled from Sept. the 13rd to Sept. the 15th in Lisbon and Cascais, Portugal. All the podium riders of the event in Bolzano, male and female, rookies and groms, will get a direct spot for the super finals in Portugal where incredible prizes will be awarded.

The Program of the event is a weekend long, including warm-up, qualification, best trick by Nixon and live music on Saturday the 24th, and finals on Sunday the 25th of August. During the weekend several workshop and urban activities will take place: Graffiti Jam, Beatbox Chyper, Breakdance, Open Floor for Dancer, Street Basket and the Saturday night after party with Alien Dee „The Humoniod Beatbox Musician“.

An event not to miss!

Event name: South Tyrol SK8 Rookie Fest
Location: Bozen Skate Platza
Date: 24.25 September 2019
Contacts: registration@worldrookietour.com

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2019 Southern Hemisphere Rookie Fest events announced

After the kick-off event in Les 2 Alpes, France, with the first edition of the multi sport “Summer Rookie Jam”, the Black Yeti moves to the Southern Hemisphere for the annual events in Chile and New Zealand.

NZ Freestyle Open Rookie Fest
Cardrona are stoked to host once again, the 2019 NZ Freestyle Open Rookie Fest! The event is a FIS Continental Cup and a WSF World Rookie Tour event including slopestyle freeski & snowboard competition. The partecipants will collect FIS points and will have the change to qualify for FIS World Cup events. Moreover the riders will get points for the World Rookie Rank and all the podium athlets will be automatically qualified for the 2020 World Rookie Finals in Kaprun, Austria, for snowboard finals in halfpipe and slopesyle, and in Seiser Alm, Italy, for Freeski Slopestyle finals.
The program of the slopestyle competition will include qualifications on Wednesday 14.08.2019 and Finals on Thursday the 15.08.2019.

Cardrona Alpine Resort is New Zealand’s most popular ski area, attracting all kinds of snow enthusiasts, from beginners & families, to Olympians & X Games athletes. Take a short drive from Queenstown or Wanaka tand you will be welcomed with the genuine Kiwi hospitality to NZ’s ultimate winter playground.

Download here the NZ event info and program

Download here the NZ registration form

South America Rookie Fest
After many editions, the South America Rookie Fest in Valle Nevado, is a unique snowboard event by Black Yeti. With a unique program combining snowboard slopestyle competition, with freeride experience, skateboard session, surf session and and full immersion in South America culture, it is definetly the event to go. If you never been there, then you shuold seriously think to make it at least one time in the life.

Date: 29 august – 1 of september
Location: Valle Nevado, Chile
Contact for info and registration: registration@worldrookietour.com

Download here the Chile event info and program.

Download here the Chile registration form

2019.20 World Rookie Tour – Provisional Calendar
Summer Rookie Jam (Snow+Freeski / BG+HP) – Les2Alpes, France 15-20 August 2019 – DONE
NZ Freestyle Open Rookie Fest (Snow+Freeski / SS+HP) – Cardrona, New Zealand 14-17 August 2019
South America Rookie Fest (Snow / SS) – Valle Nevado, Chile 29 August – 1 September 2019
World Rookie Fest (Snow / SS) – Livigno, Italy 11-16 January 2020
World Rookie Freeski Finals (SS) – Seiser Alm, Italy 23-27 March 2020
World Rookie Snowboard Finals (SS+HP) – Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 31 March 5 April 2020
and many more events to come.

All info for WRT Skate stop in Swiss

Winterthur/Zürich, Switzerland – 06.-07. Sept. 2019
by Skate Academy

– REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN –

The World Rookie Tour presented by Skateacademy.ch contest will take place in the biggest indoor playground for freestyle and action sport in Europe! From 6th to 7th of September 2019 the sk8 youth guns will have the chance to fight for a spot in the World Rookie Skateboard Final that will take place in Lisbon Cascais, Portugal.

About the Zurich event, professional skateboarder and skateacademy.ch owner Simon Stricker design the Street Skatepark. The Skills Park is the place of the skateacademy.ch school, an official skateboard school where kids and adults can learn how to skate and be focused for a professional skateboard career.

The street part of the SKILLS PARK, where the contest will take place, is one of the best skatepark for an international competition, because it has many different obstacles and is compact enough to ride a 1 min contest run.

The SKILLS PARK in Winterthur is one of the best playground in the World to ride skateboard, because you have so many opinions to skate, to learn new tricks and get focused on competitions. The cooperation with World Rookie Tour gives us the possibility to connect our national work with the international scene“.  Simon Stricker.

Download here the event info and program
Here you can find the registration form

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The Black Yeti crowned the 2019 Summer Rookie Jam winners!

World Rookie Tour could not start the 2019/2020 season in a better way. For the first time ever the Black Yeti landed in Les2Alpes, France, for an unconventional summer event in one of the best European resort. On the glacier, 50 snowboarders and freeskiers from 12 different countries including USA, Korea, China and many Europeans, showed their style during the big air and halfpipecompetitions, in a perfectly shaped 18 meters kicker and 6.7 m super pipe by the amazing Les2Alpes Snowpark shapers crew.

Also, a new event format was launched in Les 2 Alpes with a perfect mix between jam session and classic competition: the combination of a “prize for trick” skate format with a jam session open to both snowboarders and freeskiers, ensured a fun and relaxed event for riders, but allowed the judges to create a full ranking working in double-up mode.

To underline also the inclusion in the program of a street contest for the 2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboarding, valuable as direct qualification for the first event World Rookie Skateboard Finals to be held in Portugal on September the 15th.

MVP (Most Valuable Player) of the Summer Rookie Jam
For the 2019 edition, we had a big surprise: ours MVPs, both in snowboarding and freeskiing, were two riders from the Grom category, so under 15 years old.

On the snowboard side, the Korean Chaeun Lee gained the title thanks to the victories in all the disciplines (big air and halfpipe) revealed his massive and versatile talent on the snow. Chaeun Lee won an all-inclusive ticket directly at the World Rookie Snowboard Finals in Kitzsteinhorn-Zell Am See from the 30th March to the 4th April 2020.

On the freeski side, another Grom, Nolan Biewenga (NED) drew attention of judges on his style with solid runs in big air and in halfpipe, gained the MVP award and the all-inclusive ticket for the World Rookie Freeski Finals in Seiser Alm from the 23rd to the 27th of March 2020.

 

Big Air Competition
On Wednesday 17th of July a Big Air Jam took place on a 18 meters pro jump. Indeed with the new event format both snowboarders and freeskiers, male and female, groms and rookies, competed together for an exciting day full of fun for all the participants.

Snowboard.
Rookie boys podium saw Hyunjun Lee (KOR) in first position, Lucas Ferry (USA) and Milco De Feo (ITA) respectively in second and third position. Chaeun Lee from Korea won with a Back Double 1080 Mute in a Grom category, in front of Jukola Ville (FIN) Sangjae Kim (KOR).

For the Rookie girls category we had an Italian podium with Emma Gennero, Anna Forno and Gaia Vachet. Ashlyn Overland (USA) and Andrina Salis (SUI) completed the snowboard grom girls’ podium.

Freeski.
About freeski discipline, Rookie Champion of Les 2 Alpes was Andrea Hersanz from France who conquered the highest spot of the podium. Nohon Fraigne (FRA) won the second place and Anakin Reynaud (FRA) the third one.

First position in the Grom boy category went to Nolan Biwenga (NED), and Alex Gumuchan (FRA) in the second position.

Halfpipe Competition
The halfpipe finals took place in a warm sunny day and riders could enjoy the massive Les2Alpes superpipe at its best. Judges and spectators were once again surprised by a mass of enthusiastic rookies. The competition began early in the morning with a fun jam session culminating after 3 runs with an highest air session.

Snowboard.
Kangsan Kim from Korea won the prestigious title Rookie boy category. Kangsan was followed by Hjunjun Lee (KOR) and Lucas Ferry (USA). On the Rookie girls side Emma Gennero (ITA) gained the first position, second place for Leonie Hasler (SUI), Matilde Pizzutto (ITA) third. Regarding the Grom boys category, the Black Yeti crowned Chaeun Lee as winner while the podium was completed by Jonas Hasler (SUI) and Jukola Ville (FIN). Andrina Salis (SUI), Ashlyn Overland (USA), Cornelia Osther (NOR) completed the grom girls podium.

Freeski.
Fedor Muralev (RUS) gained the highest score and dominated the Rookie boys category. Mateo David from France arrived second and Anakin Reynaud from France third. Grom boys category Nolan Biewenga (NED), Shen Han (CHN) and Alex Gumuchan (FRA) completed the podium. On the girls side the victory went to Daria Tatalina (RUS), in front of Liu Jingjing (CHN) and Sun Ziman (CHN).

All the ranks are available at the links below:

Big Air Competition
Halfpipe Competition

Pictures from the Summer Rookie Jam:
Big Air Competition
Halfpipe Competition

Photos by Jacopo Castagno, Chalet Du Fotografie

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Les 2 Alpes ready to host the World Rookie Tour Skateboarding

On Friday, July the 19th, the France stop of the 2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboarding will be held in the brand new Les 2 Alpes Skatepark. The top three rookies and groms of the event, male and female, will be qualified for the World Rookie Skateboard Finals first edition ever, to be held in Portugal in September 2019.

The event will be hosted by local skate crew “DSK” and is made possible with the support of Atmosphere Hotel and the touristic office of Les 2 Alpes. Jail Jam, TSG Protection and Jart Skateboard will provide goodies for all participants and prizes in products for all the best skaters.

The winner of the event will be awarded with an all-inclusive invitation to the first ever World Rookie Skateboarding Finals in Portugal on 13.15 September, where all the best rookies from all over Europe will come to compete for amazing prizes.  In fact during the Big Final in Lisbon-Cascais the World Rookie Skateboard Champion will be awarded with tickets to the Simple Session 2020, the Mystic Sk8 Cup 2020 and the Red Bull Roller Coaster 2020!

What the Black Yeti is organizing in Les 2 Alpes is not just a skateboarding international competition, but also the first multi-sports event for the World Rookie Tour. During the Summer Rookie Jam, for advanced skaters, snowboarders and freeskiers, there will be World Rookie Tour Competitions on the glacier and in town, while for amateurs and beginners every day there will be snowboard and freeski camps in the morning on the glaciers, skateboard camp and many other activities in the afternoon.

Please note the full program:

  • Tuesday July the 16th: registration at rider office (Hotel Atmophere), event presentation and welcome party;
  • Wednesday July the 17th: Big Air Jam Session, Snowboarder and Freeskier combined; Prize Giving and Video Premiere at Hotel Atmosphere
  • Thursday July the 18th: Halfpipe Jam Session, Snowboarder and Freeskier combined; Prize Giving and Video Edit Workshop at Hotel Atmosphere
  • Friday July the 19th: Photoshooting on the glacier (morning); World Rookie Tour Skateboard Contest and Final Barbeque Party.

AGE GROUPS SKATEBOARD
Rookies (boys and girls) born from the 1st of January 1998 to the 31st of December 2004.
Groms (boys and girls) born from the the 1st of January 2005 and younger.

Watch here the video report from the last WRT Skateboard event in Milano.

Info and registrations:
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2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboard Calendar
Milan, Italy, 18-19 June 2019  – DONE
Les2Alpes, France, 18-19 July 2019
Bozen, Italy, 24-25 August 2019
Zürich, Switzerland, 6-7 September 2019
2019 World Rookie Skateboard Finals – Lisboa – Cascais, Portugal,  13-15 September 2019

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Last Call to the 2019 Summer Rookie Jam!

Hurry up Rookies: in one week the Summer Rookie Fest will open the 2019.20 World Rookie Tour with the firsts snowboard and freeski competitions and the second stops of the WRT Skateboarding.

Please note that the original event program is changed as follow:

  • Tuesday July the 16th: registration at rider office (Hotel Atmophere), event presentation and welcome party;
  • Wednesday July the 17th: Big Air Jam Session, Snowboarder and Freeskier combined; Prize Giving and Video Premiere at Hotel Atmosphere
  • Thursday July the 18th: Halfpipe Jam Session, Snowboarder and Freeskier combined; Prize Giving and Video Edit Workshop at Hotel Atmosphere
  • Friday July the 19th: Photoshooting on the glacier (morning); World Rookie Tour Skateboard Contest and Final Barbeque Party.

Snowboard and Freeski Competitions
The first stop of the 2019 World Rookie Tour season will take place in France from July the 16th until July the 19th with the big air and halfpipe contest in Jam Session Format, both freeski and snowboard, valid for the World Rookie Tour 2019/2020 rankings.

All the best riders will be qualified for the World Rookie Freeski Finals in Seiseralm, Italy, from the 23rd to the 27th of March 2020,  and for the World Rookie Snowboard Finals in Kitzsteinhorn-Zell Am See, Austria, from the 30th March to the 4th April 2020; invitation to other 2020 World Rookie Tour events to be announced, surfcamps by Surf2Live.com, products by TSG and Level Gloves.

Deadline for snowboard and freeski competitions registration is
Monday the 8th of July: hurry up!

World Rookie Tour Skateboarding (Friday 19th July)
On Friday July the 19th, the France stop of the World Rookie Tour Skateboarding will be held in the brand new Les 2 Alpes Skatepark. The top three rookies and groms of the event, male and female, will be qualified for the first edition ever of the World Rookie Skateboard Finals to be held in Portugal in September 2019, where tickets to the legendary Simple Session, to the Mystic Sk8 Cup and to the Red Bull Roller Coaster will be awarded to the World Rookie Skateboard Champion.

Summer Rookie Camp (13-20 July)
What the Black Yeti is organizing in Les 2 Alpes is not just an international competition. For amateurs and beginners, every day there will be snowboard and freeski camps in the morning on the glaciers, skateboard camp and many other activities in the afternoon. Step up your shred game with professional coaches and share the experience with the top international rookies and pro riders!

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Photo Credits: Les 2 Alpes

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Milano Rookie Fest was a blast!

Alex Borgatti will go to the 2019 Mystic Sk8 Cup

The first stop of the World Rookie Tour Skateboard went down this Tuesday, June 18, at the Lampugnano Skate Plaza in Milan, Italy. The city has had the pleasure to welcome young and talented skaters from four different countries, for a massive dose of skateboarding.

Showing off excellent skateboarding, Alex Borgatti took home the first position in the Rookie category (under21), followed by Vittorio Galletti and Joy Avosika. Alex gained the prestigious wild card for the Mystic Sk8 Cup that will take place in Prague from the 28th to the 30th June, a free invitation for the World Rookie Skateboard Finals in Lisbon and many goodies from the sponsors.

In the Grom category (skaters under15), Andrès Martin gained the highest score and conquered the podium. Matijas Nils and Leonardo Bergese followed the Italian. On the female side, Asia Lanzi, the only girl in the race (strength girls, skateboarding is cool!) took home the victory earning an impressive fifth overall place! The girl smashes! Asia gained a free invitation for the Summer Rookie Jam in Les2Alpes from the 13th to the 20th July!

Vittorio Galletti, with his Best Trick, gained a free tattoo by Rock and Ride (to be held in Modena, 21.22 September 2019) and the qualification to the final in Lisbon.

All the podium skaters took home a ton of prizes from the sponsors: DC, Jart, JBL, TSG, Jail Jam, Flip, Mosaic, Frisco, Neuro and the qualification for the World Rookie Skateboard Finals in Portugal!

The Milano Rookie Fest kicked off in the best way the World Rookie Tour Skateboarding season. See you in Les2Alpes, France, for the second stop!

All the results are available here.

Let the images talk to us: here the 2019 Milano Rookie Fest pictures by Federico Romanello and Federico Tognoli

!REMEMBER! During the Big Final tickets to the Simple Session 2020, to the Mystic Sk8 Cup 2020 and to the Red Bull Roller Coaster 2020 will be awarded to the World Rookie Skateboard Champion!

2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboard Calendar
Milan, Italy, 18-19 June 2019 – DONE
Les2Alpes, France, 18-19 July 2019
Bozen, Italy, 24-25 August 2019
Zürich, Switzerland, 6-7 September 2019
2019 World Rookie Skateboard Finals – Lisboa – Cascais, Portugal, 13-15 September 2019

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2019 Milano Rookie Fest Skateboard

World Rookie Tour Skateboard: first stop June 18th – June 19th Milan, Italy

Milano is ready to host the first stop of the World Rookie Tour Skateboard, designed as a stepping-stone for riders to make the transition from the grassroots events to the elite level. On the 18th of June the best junior skaters will compete in the Lampugnano Skatepark Plaza, during one of the best summer skateboarding event in Italy, the 2019 Red Bull Skate Week.

 

Lampugnano Skatepark
As is tradition, the winner of the Milano Rookie Fest Skateboard will be awarded with incredible prizes: invitation to the 2019 Mystic Sk8 Cup in Praha, free ticket to the Summer Rookie Jam, Les 2 Alpes, France, and free ticket to the World Rookie Skateboard Finals in Lisbon. Best trick will be awarded with a free tattoo by Rock and Ride (to be held in Modena, 21.22 september 2019) and many prizes by our sponsor: DC, Jart, JBL, TSG, Jail Jam, Frisco, Neuro.
Lisbon Cascais Skatepark, Portugal

Furthermore, all the podium winners in Milano will be qualified for the 2019 World Rookie Skateboard Finals that will take place in Lisbon Cascais, Portugal, from the 13th to the 15th September. During the Big Final tickets to the Simple Session 2020, to the Mystic Sk8 Cup 2020 and to the Red Bull Roller Coaster 2020 will be awarded to the World Rookie Skateboard Champion!

In addition to having some of the greatest Pro skaters from all over the world every year at our event, we have been always looking for young talent. For example, Madars Apse was 13 years old when he participated in our event. Now he’s turned pro. We could say that our event has been sort of getting noticed platform for all these talented young skaters!” Jarmo Kangro, co-managing skateboarding side of Simple Session, the new World Rookie Tour partner event.

World Rookie Tour Skateboard will provide the perfect opportunity for aspiring skaters to break on to the best skateboarding events in the world. From grass roots to the elite stages of skateboarding, don’t miss this chance!

Red Bull Roller Coaster
Simple Session
Mystic Sk8 Cup

Download here the registration form, fill it out with:

Name and surname:
Date of birth:
Gender (male/female):
Club/skatepark:
email:
mobile phone:

and sent it to registration@worldrookietour.com.

NOTES: 

–  Milano Rookie Fest is reserved to Rookies under 21 (born from 1st of January 1999 to 31st of December 2004) and Groms (born from 1st of January 2005 and up), both boys and girls.

Event registration fee: 15€ (for free to each participant a DC T-Shirt and a Jail Jam WRT cap, many goodies from our sponsors Stickers Mule, Frisco, Neuro, TSG)

Pre-registrations are welcome via email at registration@worldrookietour.com

– the event is open up to 60 participants

 

MILANO ROOKIE FEST 2019 – PROGRAM 

18th June – Skatepark Lampugnano, Milano
10.00 – 14.00 training
14.00 – 15.30 registration
16.00 contest
18.30 prize giving

19th June 2019 – Milano Centrale
16.00 DC Cash for Trick Session

Info and registration:
Marco Sampaoli
Email: registration@worldrookietour.com
Phone: 0039.059.9783397 or 0039.340.3285569

Photo Credits: Red Bull Content Pool, Federico Romanello

2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboard Calendar
Milan, Italy, 18-19 June 2019
Les2Alpes, France, 18-19 July 2019
Bozen, Italy, 24-25 August 2019
Zürich, Switzerland, 6-7 September 2019
2019 World Rookie Skateboard Finals – Lisboa – Cascais, Portugal,  13-15 September 2019

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Mail: info@blackyeti.info 

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

🦍 The Black Yeti announces the World Rookie Tour Skateboarding

Black Yeti reveals its first World Rookie Tour Skateboarding, which will kick off in Italy from the 18th to the 19th of June 2019, with the first ever WRT skateboard event: the Milano Rookie Fest.

The action will kick off with the world’s best skateboarders throwing down on one of the best Italian summer skateboarding event in Milan, the 2019 Red Bull Skate Week. Black Yeti then will turn to a selection of international events in France, South Tyrol and Swiss to hit the first ever World Rookie Skateboard Finals in Portugal.

World Rookie Tour is dedicated to providing the young action sport riders with the best possible opportunities to progress their competitive experience and their career. Through the last 14 years Black Yeti discovered the strongest snowboarders in the world, X-Games medalists and many Olympic riders. As well as the best freeskiers during the recent first edition of the World Rookie Freeski Finals in Seiser Alm, Italy. Now the time has come for the World Rookie Tour Skateboard.” Said Marco Sampaoli, co-founder of World Rookie Tour.

! AGE GROUPS !
WRT Skateboard events are reserved to: UNDER 21 SKATERS

What is World Rookie Tour?
The World Rookie Tour is the most famous, largest and oldest youth international action sport series with more than 2.500 riders: snowboard, freeski and, from summer 2019, skateboard. It consists of a selection of high quality International events, which are not only competitions, but also features loads of other activities to help rookies to grow in the field of professional sport, such as workshops, photo & video shootings, meetings with photographers and international team managers, ticket to the best action sports events, parties and English talks.

2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboarding will provide the perfect opportunity for aspiring riders to break on to the best top skateboarding events in the world. Prizes will support the top skaters carriers: invitations to world class events, to photo shooting and to filming trip.

Indeed, during the WRT Big Final, ticket to the legendary 2020 Red Bull Roller Coaster will be awarded to the World Rookie Skateboard Champion. Also invitation to the World Rookie Shooting, Surf Camps and many goodies from our sponsors TSG, Jail Jam and Jart will be awarded to the best riders of each qualifying event.

From grass roots to the elite stages of skateboarding: stay tuned for more info about the tour stops!

Photo Credits: Red Bull Content Pool

2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboard Calendar
Milan, Italy, 18-19 June 2019
Les2Alpes, France, 18-19 July 2019
Bozen, Italy, 24-25 August 2019
Zürich, Switzerland, 6-7 September 2019
2019 World Rookie Skateboard Finals – Lisboa – Cascais, Portugal,  13-15 September 2019

Follow the World Rookie Tour online:  
Web: www.worldrookietour.com
Instagram:www.instagram.com/worldrookietour
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
Mail: info@blackyeti.info 

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

ABOUT THE WORLD ROOKIE TOUR
The World Rookie Tour is organized by the Black Yeti ssrl in collaboration with World Snowboard Federation, National Snowboard, Ski and Skateboard Associations and selected action sport agencies. It was born in 2005 as a series of youth snowboard event and it consists now of a selection of high quality International events for snowboard, freeski and skateboard, the so called “Rookie Fests”, reserved for riders under 18’s only, in Europe, North and South America, Oceania and Asia. The World Rookie Tour consists not only of competitions: it also features loads of other activities to help rookies to grow in the field of professional action sports, such as photo & video shootings, avalanche and rescue clinics, meetings with photographers and international team managers, parties and English talks. Since year zero it awards tickets to world class events such as X Games Norway, Audi Nines, The Arctic Challenge, The Air & Style, The World Snowboarding Championships, invitations to professional photo & video shootings, and shooting trip all around the world. Every year the tour crowns the World Rookie Champion at the end of season, at the World Rookie Finals, a unique event where the best youngsters from almost 30 countries compete and have fun. More information at www.worldrookietour.com.

ABOUT BLACK YETI ssd 
The Black Yeti is an amateur sport club dedicated to the realization of snowboard, freeski and skateboard projects for boys and girls up to 18 years of age, in Italy and abroad. One of the most successful project is the World Rookie Tour, the biggest and the most famous tour in the action sports world that attracts 2.000 young athletes from 30 nations to the events called “Rookie Fest”, organized all over the world: Italy, Europe, North and South America, Oceania and Asia. The Rookie Fests program includes not only the competition but also many side activities such as avalanche and rescue clinics, workshops and English talks.

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

World Rookie Tour Event Coordinator
Meinhard Trojer – meinhardtrojer@powdern.com – Phone +43.650.56.37.424

🌞 2019 SUMMER ROOKIE JAM by ATMOSPHERE

Snowboard, Freeski and Skateboard International Competition and Camp
13.20 July 2019, Les 2 Alpes, France

Book your summer experience with the Black Yeti! 

The Black Yeti is looking to impress you with the most epic summer vacation ever: the 2019 Summer Rookie Jam by Atmosphere, International Camp&Comp in Les 2 Alpes, will be the first multi-sports event for the World Rookie Tour. Camps for young people from all over the world focusing on freeskiing, snowboarding and skateboarding, halfpipe and big air contest, both freeski and snowboard, valid for the World Rookie Tour 2019/2020 rankings and to conquer your spot for the 2020 WRT Finals. Last but not least skateboard contest, big final party and many exiting side activities.

As in the winter editions, the Summer Rookie Jam will be not just a contest, but also a unique opportunity to meet and hang with other rookies from all over the world. Beginners and amateurs shall train together with world junior snowboard and freeski champions, as well as peer junior national teams, for a week in an international and exciting environment, creating a unique freestyle event.

Summer Rookie Camp: the first edition multi-sport ever!

Why you should book your summer holiday with the Black Yeti? First, he is your best action-friend and all the action families and youngsters are welcomed! The location, Les 2 Alpes, is the largest skiable glacier in Europe during the summer and the snowpark is one of the best summer park in the Alps, with many obstacles from easy line to pro line.

For amateurs and beginners, every day there will be snowboard and freeski camps in the morning on the glaciers, skateboard camp and many other activities in the afternoon. Step up your shred game with professional coaches and share the experience with the top international rookies and pro riders!

2019.20 World Rookie Tour kick-off competitions

For advanced riders and national teams, there will be World Rookie Tour Big Air and Halfpipe competitions, from July the 14th until July the 18th, both snowboard and freeski. Incredible prizes will be awarded: all the podium riders will be qualified for the World Rookie Freeski Finals in Seiseralm, Italy, from the 23rd to the 27th of March 2020,  and for the World Rookie Snowboard Finals in Kitzsteinhorn-Zell Am See, Austria, from the 30th March to the 4th April 2020; invitation to other 2020 World Rookie Tour events to be announced soon, surfcamps by Surf2Live.com, products by TSG and Level Gloves.

On Friday July the 19th, the France stop of the World Rookie Tour Skateboarding will be held in the brand new Les 2 Alpes Skatepark. The top three rookies and groms of the event will be qualified for the first edition ever of the World Rookie Skateboard Finals to be held in September 2019, where tickets to the legendary Simple Session and for the Red Bull Roller Coaster will be awarded to the World Rookie Skateboard Champion.

ACCOMODATION PACKAGES
All-inclusive packages including: 7 nights (in double room) check in 13/07 check out 20/07, in 3star hotel double rooms or Apartment 4/6 people in full board service at Atmosphere Hotel, including 6 days lift tickets, race inscription or 6 days snowboard/freeski camp, event pass to all lifestyle activities during the Summer Rookie Jam 2019 in Les Deux Alpes.

Click here to find all the special offers: all inclusive packages starting from 600 €

Photo Credits: Les 2 Alpes

Follow the World Rookie Tour online:

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Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
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Mail: info@blackyeti.info 

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

WRT Freeski Champion wins the FIS Junior Freeski World Championships

Big air finals at the FIS Junior Freeski World Championships held at Klaeppen Ski Resort (SWE) went down on Saturday, where our first World Rookie Champion Freeski, Ulrik Samnoey, impressed the judges with his style and technic!

“He jumped on top of the big air podium with a switch left double bio 1440 safety grab and a left double cork 1620 tail grab for 185.80 points. It was Samnoey’s second medal at the 2019 FIS Freeski World Championships in Klaeppen after he finished in the third place in slopestyle competition“.

Congrats Ulrik, Black Yeti is so proud of you!

Thanks for riding and partying with us over the last 14 years! 🦍

Black Yeti thanks you, dear Rookies, for passion, dedication and perseverance. Last winter season was a great and long season, filled with new exciting challenges.

Thanks!

In fact, after 14 years of snowboarding events, the Black Yeti tried the first time freesking for a real stimulating experience. The adventure started with the first World Rookie Tour Freeski where the skills of athletes, as you can see below in the video, were incredible. There is a long line of people which supported us in this new project and we are thankfull to all of them.

Ulrik Samnøy – World Rookie Champion Freeski

Now let’s go back to work: the Black Yeti is now ready to try skateboard!
In the upcoming weeks we will announce the first ever World Rookie Tour Skateboard with events in prestigious cities such as Milan (Italy), Innsbruck (Austria), Prague (Czech Republic) and many other to be soon announced! That means more events, more rookies, more fun! Stay tuned to catch all the information about this new adventure!

Video from World Rookie Finals: Freeski and Snowboard

After spectacular contests with riders from different parts of the world and a lot of collateral lifestyle activities, World Rookie Finals, for freeskiers and snowboarders, went down in March 2019 for rad freesytle weeks full of action.

To figure out how it was, watch the gunfire that the riders and freeskiers made up during the respective finals. Hope you enjoy it, and good rides until next season!

Video recap from the first World Rookie Finals Freeski in Seiser Alm
By: Silvio Ottonello and Federico Romanello

Video recap from Slopestyle World Rookie Finals in Kaprun
Video recap from Halfpipe World Rookie Finals in Kaprun
By: Andreas Monsberger


Joonsik Lee – World Rookie Champion Snowboard – Halfpipe
Mitchell Davern – World Rookie Champion Snowboard – Slopestyle

World Rookie Jam – International Camp&Comp

Black Yeti doesn’t stop to work for the Rookies, he is planning the first multi-sports event for the World Rookie Tour program: World Rookie Jam, Camp&Comp in Les2Alpes, the largest skiable glacier in Europe during the summer. Beginners and amateurs shall train together with world junior snowboard and freeski champions, as well as peer junior national teams, for a week in an international and exciting environment, creating a unique freestyle camp.

All the information about the Summer Rookie Camp and Summer Rookie Comp, for snowboarders and freeskiers, will be available soon.

There is no time to lose! See you in Les 2 Alpes!

Les 2 Alpes Snowpark

Foto: Ania Grzelka and Gustav Ohlsson

2018.19 World Rookie Tour Snowboard 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 DONE

2019 World Rookie Tour Freeski Calendar
A51 Grom Fest Freeski (SS) – Keystone, USA, 9 February 2019 DONE
FIS European Junior Slopestyle (SS) – Kronplatz, Italy, 23-24 February 2019 DONE
Freeski World Rookie Fest 2019 (SS) – Nordkette Skyline Park, Austria, 2-3 March DONE
2019 World Rookie Finals Freeski (SS) – Seiser Alm, Italy, 18-21 March 2019 DONE

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

Mitchell Davern and Annika Morgan are the slopestyle winners of the 2019 World Rookie Snowboard Finals

Sometimes dreams come true easily, sometimes you just need a little help. The Black Yeti is therefore proud to help young talent to achieve their best goals. This is the aim of the World Rookie Tour and was the spirit of the 2019 edition of the World Rookie Snowboard Finals.

Group Photo Prize Giving Slope Style

From the 25th to the 30th of March Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See – Kaprun welcomed the best U18 snowboarders of the world and the winners of the previous WRT stops in Europe, South and North America, Oceania and Asia, who arrived in Austria full of enthusiasm and ready to conquer the podiums and the titles of World Rookie Champions.

The halfpipe qualifications and finals took place on Saturday and Joonsik Lee and Ruki Tomita became the Halfpipe World Rookie Champions. Here you can find report, results, video and pictures.

On Sunday the Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark was the perfect playground for the long-awaited slopestyle finals and offered riders an amazing course (watch the video preview here).

The World Rookie Champions Slopestyle gained the prestigious Golden Ticket for next season World Rookie Tour stops, a spot for next season FIS World Cups and the invitation for the legendary Audi Nines!

The girls started first and Annika Morgan (GER) took the first place in the rookie category showing her style with cab 540 tailgrab, backside 720 mute, backside nosbutter 360, fs lipslide prezel out, swicth backside blunt 270 out, sw bs to normal, bs boardslide. “I am really hyped to win the Nines wildcard that has always been my dream! So stoked!”. Annika was followed by Mona Danuser (SUI) and Addison Gardner (USA).

Annika Morgan

In the grom girls category, Evy Poppe (BEL) gained the highest score and conquered the podium. Evy landed a: cab 540 mute, frontisde 540 indy, switch backside 280, 50-50 fs 360 out, bs blunt to fakie, front board slide. Belgium girl was followed by Marilù Poluzzi (ITA) and Mia Brooks (GBR).

Evy Poppe

Mitchell Davern (NZL) dominated the rookie boys category and won the World Rookie Boy Champion title. His riding level was very high and his tricks very technical. Mitchell’s run consisted of a cab double cork 1080 indy, switch backside 1260 mute, backside 360 tuckknee, underflip 540, 50-50 bs 360 out, bs up the rail, fs, ds 270 in backside boardslide. Yuuto Yamada (JPN) and William Mathisen (SWE) won respectively the second and the third place. Michtell impression: “I did not come with any expectations, just wanted to put down my run and I am super happy.. so stocked”.

Mitchell Davern

Among the grom boys, an impressive Valentino Guseli (NZL) arrived first thanks to his run: switch backside 900 mute, backside doublecork 1080 mute, frontside 180 indy, front board to fakie, switch lip normal, 360 sul wall, switch lipslide 270 out. Rikuto Wakanabe (JPN) and Odin Rohrt followed him and completed the podium.

Valentino Guseli

Another edition of the World Rookie Snowboard Finals came to an end. Rookies and groms had really fun not only during the competition but also in many lifestyle activities such as during the capoeira lesson, where they discovered the Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, music and acrobatics, during the glass blower workshop where they learned how to make glass, and the workshop with Viva con Agua, charity based organisation campaigning for clean drinking water worldwide.

Congratulations to all the winners and see you next year! Thank you to all the sponsors who provided beautiful prizes for the winners: SurfToLive, Level Gloves, Nitro Snowboards, Union Bindings, TSG and Boardriding. Here the pictures from the last day.

Watch here the video highlights of the slopestyle winners. Enjoy!

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

Check out the results lists here below:

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

Pics: Gustav Ohlsson
Video: Andreas Monsberger

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 DONE

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