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World Rookie Tour: All upcoming events cancelled

Due to the Corona virus international outbreak emergency, World Rookie Tour cancels all the next events scheduled in Japan, Italy and Austria. The official statement from the World Rookie Tour crew follows:

“We decided to follow the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines in order to protect our rookie community and to counteract the COVID-19 epidemic with the only reasonable action: to cancel all our upcoming events and to don’t announce new events until the situation will be declared safe again.

As many others around the world, we didn’t realize the situation immediately, and we apologize for this. People are afraid, this is normal and appropriate, and we don’t want to encourage rookie teams with their coaches and parents, to travel to our events and to travel in general. There is only one thing to do: stay at home and follow the WHO recommendations for the prevention of the Coronavirus.

As an immediate consequence, all the below WRT events are cancelled:
Indy Park Jam Rookie Fest // Nekoma. JPN // 14.03.2020 // Snowboard SS
Ursus Rookie Fest // Madonna di Campiglio. ITA // 15-19.03.2020 // Snowboard and Freeski SS
Kronplatz Rookie Fest // Kroplatz. ITA // 20-22.03.2020 // Freeski SS
World Rookie Finals // Seiser Alm. ITA // 23-27.03.2020 // Freeski SS
World Rookie Finals // Kitzsteinhorn, Zell Am See-Kaprun. AUT // 31.03-05.04.2020 // Snowboard SS/HP

We don’t know at the moment if there will be reserve dates for the 2020 World Rookie Finals. More information about World Rookie Tour future events and the calendar for Snowboard, Freeski and Skateboard will be released as soon as possible.

Black Yeti recommends to inform yourself about the Corona virus situation and prevention by reading, first, all the necessary information on World Health Organization dedicated page

Cancellation of some WRT events is not the end of the world: it is a small contribution to avoid it.
We, as rookie and sport community, can take together serious action to support the prevention of Coronavirus, so let’s do it, taking it as a serious danger.

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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.


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


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.

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The Wsf World Rookie Tour Moves South

The Black Yeti and his Rookie Fest events will go down under in South America and Australia for the summer leg of the World Rookie Tour.

The search for next snowboarding future stars is starting again as the Black Yeti follows the snow and the winter to the Southern Hemisphere and is ready to kick off the World Rookie Tour 2014/15 in Valle Nevado, Chile, and in Thredbo, Australia.



The new WSF World Rookie Tour season will start with the 2014 South America Rookie Fest from the 8th to 12th August, in Valle Nevado, Chile, one of the most incredible event hosting the Black Yeti and his youngsters. The Chilean top quality ski resort Valle Nevado will hosted already 4 time the SARF offering to promising future snowboarding talents in South America a program with a WST slopestyle contest, freeride experience with pros, skate and surf sessions and cultural activities such as a tour in  the capital city of Santiago and a visit to the city of Valparaiso, an Unesco world heritage. USA, Asian and European riders will compete with top South American rookies for a ticket to the 2015 World Rookie Fest in Livigno and to the 2015 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl.

Watch the video edit from the backcountry day at the 2013 South America Rookie Fest here

The top 2 riders of the event will be invited for free to the next winter’s season 2015 World Rookie Fest in Livigno, Italy and 2015 Volkl World Rookie Finals. All podium riders from both rookie and grom, boys and girls, will be qualified for the 2015 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl.

Registration & Info

For registration, booking and questions, please contact Arnau Fernandez
Special deals for accomodation are reserved for riders, parents and coaches. Riders will get free lift tickets during the days of event.




For the fifth year in a row, the Black Yeti hits Down Under for the 2014 Australian Rookie Fest. The 2 Star WST slopestyle event will take place from 22nd to 23rd  August 2014 in Thredbo, Australia, where some of the world’s best young shredders will fight for amazing prizes as all podium riders will be qualified for the 2015 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl Austria and the male and female Rookie winner will also receive all inclusive entries to the event.

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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.