From Trentino Rookie Fest To The Arctic Challenge

The winner of the Halfpipe rookie event in Monte Bondone, Italy, will win an exclusive wildcard for the legendary Arctic Challenge 2013 in Oslo, Norway.

Trento, Italy – January 23rd 2013
The Black Yeti will come back again in Monte Bondone, Italy, for the second edition of the Trentino Rookie Fest, the only halfpipe event in the World Rookie Tour 2013. The event partnered with the legendary Arctic Challenge in Oslo, Norway, which will be an only halfpipe competition for the edition 2013. The winner of the Halfpipe in Monte Bondone will be awarded with a wild card for The Arctic Challenge to compete in one of the most exclusive event on the planet.

“Rookies are an important factor for progression! TAC has always looked for the new hopefuls and has an history of many rookies that are big names today such as Eero Ettala, Kazu, Mattieu Crepel and Shaun White” said Terje Haakonsen, snowboard legend and founder of The Arctic Challenge. “The rookie level is very high today and Rookie Fests have also sent already in the past some very talented guys who have done well at TAC.” Terje concluded.

The program of 2013 Trentino Rookie Fest includes an Halfpipe contest for the TTR World Snowboard Tour, a night session and many lifestyle activities such as a visit to the city of Trento, night walk in the forest, film premiere about the Australia Rookie Trip 2012 and a final party. The Trentino Rookie Fest will offer the chance to climb the World Rookie Rank and compete with the best Halfpipe young riders of the Alps.

Event Program
Thursday 14 February – Arrival Day , Registration , Event presentation at Hotel Montana.
Friday 15 February – Training & Qualification + Visit to Trento.
Saturday 16 February – Training & Finals + Night session + Final Party
Sunday 17 February – Reserve Day or Departure Day

1 wild card to The Arctic Challenge 2013 in Oslo, Norway

2 all inclusive tickets for the Volkl World Rookie Finals 2013 in Ischgl, Austria
2 all inclusive tickets for the World Rookie Fest in Livigno 2014
1 all inclusive invitation to the Rookie Shooting in Val Senales, Italy in 24.28 April 2013
3 surfcamp in Santader offered by
Goodies offered by the sponsor Blue-Tomato and 100-one.

All the podium riders will be qualified for the Volkl World Rookie Finals 2013 in Ischgl, Austria

Entry Fee
All inclusive package including hotel*** in half board from 14 February (check-in day) until 17 February (check-out day) including 3 days and 1 night lift ticket and event pass _ 300€
Only 3 days lift ticket (from 15 untill 17 february) and event pass _ 100€

Registration, info and bookings
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2013 World Rookie Tour Calendar

Transilvania Rookie Fest – Arena Platos, Romania – 4.6 January 2013 – 2*TTR // DONE
WSF World Rookie Fest – Livigno, Italy – 12.16 January 2013 – 2*TTR // DONE
French Fries Rookie Fest – Avoriaz, France – 9.10 February 2013 – 2*TTR
Trentino Rookie Fest – Monte Bondone, Italy – 14.17 February 2013 – 2* TTR
East Rookie Fest – Spidleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic – 8.10 March 2013 – 2* TTR
Indy Park Banzai Rookie Fest – Nokoma, Japan – 19.20 March 2013 – 2* TTR
West Coast Rookie Fest – Tahoe, California – 22.24 March 2013 – 2* TTR
Volkl Rookie Finals – Ischgl, Austria – 3.7 April 2013 – 3*TTR
Shooting + Camp – Val Senales, Italy – 24.28 April 2013 – Shooting & Training Camp
Australian Rookie Fest – Thredbo, Australia – August 2013 – 2* TTR
South America Rookie Fest – Valle Nevado, Chile – August 2013 – 2* TTR

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

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:

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 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 our Star rating system. TTR Pro Snowboarding owns the World Snowboard Tour, the TTR World Ranking System and the World Championships of Snowboarding. The World Snowboard Tour includes Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air events, and awards Championship titles in each discipline.

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