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Six Nations on the Corvatsch Rookie Fest Podium

The Black Yeti is proud of all rookies, even this year the Corvatsch Rookie Fest was a blast. The beautiful mountain landscape and the amazing set up of Corvatsch Snowparkmade the event memorable.

Almost 50 riders from 8 nations got challenged to conquer the podium of the Swiss stop of the Rookie Tour.  The race took place on a perfect setup designed specifically for the event and consisted of one downbox & one downrail on the first table, two kicker (8 and 15 mt) on the second table, one 17 meters’ kicker with the possibility to use it like a spine and the last rail area with one downrail and one down tube.

Wendelin Gauger (SUI) scored best in today’s rookie boys final with a solid run, bringing Swiss among the winning nations. Second and third place went to two other nations, Germany and Italy, thanks to Philip Schwan (GER) and Marco Krschhackl (ITA) run. Also grom boys showed their best: Alessandro Lotorto (SUI) was awarded the first place, followed by William Mathisen (SWE) that brings Sweden on the podium and Loris Reich (SUI) at third step.

In girls’ competition Emma Gennero (ITA) took the first place in the rookie category. Silver and bronze medal for Mona Danuser (SUI) and Anine Leenderts (NOR) that bring Norway on the podium . On the groms’ side, the Swiss Lena Müller (SUI) brought gold home and Bianca Gisler (SUI) occupies the second steps, The bronze medal goes to Mia Brookes (GBR), which brings Great Britain among the winning nations.

The winning runs:
1* Rookie Boy – Wendelin Gauger (SUI): switch blunt 270, switch back 9 mellon, backside 7 mute, front 1 in, switch back 3 out
1* Rookie Girl – Emma Gennero (ITA): cab 1 in, backside 3, frontside 3 indy, 50-50 boardslide
1* Grom Boy – Alessandro Lotorto (SUI): backlip, fontside 7 mellon, backside 7 indy, frontboard 450 out
1* Grom Girl – Lena Müller (SUI): backboard, backside 3 tail, stailfish, 50-50 front 1

Download here Corvatsch Rookie Fest Final Rank


Photos of the 2017 Corvatsch Rookie Fest are available on the WRT Facebook Fanpage
Day 1 – Arrival & Training Day
Day 2 – Qualification Day
Day 3 – Final 

Photo Credits: Alberto Della Beffa – Francesca Silvestri


The Black Yeti is happy to confirm already the Corvatsch event also for next season 2018.19 World Rookie Tour. And now the cowntdown is on for the oldest and biggest event of the tour: the leggendary “Deejay X-Masters World Rookie Fest” in Livigno, from 20th to 25th January 2018. Stay tooned for all updated information.


2017.18 World Rookie Tour – Official Calendar

NZ Rookie Fest. Cardrona, New Zealand. October 05-08, 2017. Halfpipe and Slopestyle DONE
World Rookie Rail Jam. Modena, Italy. October 26-28, 2017. Urban Rail Jam DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest. Corvatsch, Swiss. December 13-17, 2017. Slopestyle DONE
Deejay Xmasters World Rookie Fest. Livigno, Italy. January 20-25, 2018. Slopestyle
Bulgarian Rookie Fest. Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria. January 26-28, 2018. Halfpipe and
USASA Grom Fest. Keystone, USA. February 10, 2018. Slopestyle
Valle d’Aosta Rookie Fest. Pila, Italy. February 21-25, 2018. Slopestyle
USASA Grom Fest. Breckenridge, USA. February 25, 2018. Halfpipe
Indy Park Rookie Fest. Nekoma, Japan. March 03-04, 2018. Slopestyle
Oslo Rookie Fest. Oslo, Norway. (to be confirmed)
Mammoth Rev Tour Rookie Fest. Mammoth Mountain, California. March 15-16, 2018. Halfpipe and Slopestyle
World Rookie Finals. Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria. April 10-15, 2018. Halfpipe and Slopestyle

World Rookie Tour

Date confirmed for the 2017 Corvatsch Rookie Fest!

The World Rookie Tour goes on and we are happy to confirm that the Corvatsch Rookie Fest will be held from the 14th to the 17th December 2017 at the amazing Corvatsch Snowpark in Switzerland.


Here below you will find the program of the Corvatsch Rookie Fest 2017.

Thursday, 14 December – arrival day.
Friday, 15 December – training day
Saturday, 16 December –  competition day
Sunday, 17 December – reserve day

Further information about the registrations and how to participate to the contest will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

World Rookie Tour

Black Yeti is back in Corvatsch

This year the Black Yeti has returned to Corvatsch to find the next pro rider, and first day of training at Corvatsch Snowpark was a blast!

IMG_9792More than 50 riders from 9 nations have warmed on the park obstacles through-out the day. Big up to the shapers’ work that have put together a perfect park for this start of season: first jib set with a downrail box and a flatdown rail, 2 table with 2 kickers each and a last jib set with wallride, 2 downrail.  

Sunshine, mid temperatures and perfect snow were the excellent background for the first day of Corvatsch Rookie Fest stop.

See all photos of first day HERE!


Tomorrow at 9.00 am slopestyle training, three run each rider, best run count for the final risult!

Good Luck riders and rock on!


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 – in progress
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, phone 0039.059.9783397

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

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Video Corvatsch Park Setup – Rookies, are you ready?

Black Yeti is proud to present you Corvatsch park setup on opening day 2016/17! Corvatsch is ready to host the best Rookie Fest ever!

Come and shred with the rookies from 15th to 18th December 2016! Black Yeti has an all-inclusive package at a very special rate of 370 CHF (for riders) and 340 CHF (for parents and coaches).

Pack includes: 3 nights hotel in b&b, 3 lift tickets and 1 snow night lift ticket, 1 welcome dinner (Thursday), 1 voucher for dinner in all restaurant in town (Saturday), event registration and welcome pack.

More info here or write to


World Rookie Tour

WRT Early Season Main Event in Corvatsch Confirmed

Black Yeti is working on the next season and he is happy to announce you the event after the World Rookie Rail Jam in Modena! Indeed, Corvatsch is ready to host the second edition of the Corvatsch Rookie Fest scheduled from 15th to 18th December 2016.

Corvatsch Rookie Fest Program
Thursday, 15 December 2016 -> Arrival Day
Friday, 16 December 2016 -> Training and Night Session
Saturday, 17 December 2016 -> Qualification
Sunday, 18 December 2016 ->
Final and departure Day

More information about registration and program will be available soon.

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2015 World Rookie Tour Shooting in Corvatsch

After the “Gran Finale” in Ischgl, some of the best riders from the 2014.15 World Rookie Tour were invited to Corvatsch, Switzerland, for the end of season Rookie Shooting. A unique opportunity to join a professional photo and video session driven by Lorenzo “Fizza” Verdinelli, italian senior photographer and editor in chief at 4Snowboard Magazine.



7 rookies from all over Europe joined the shooting and spent 2 days at the Corvatsch Snowpark, with its great set up: many jib obstacles, a great pro kicker line and a superpipe 6.8m high, 140m long. The scenario was great for the end of season shooting and everybody had a lot of fun during the photo and video sessions.

You can watch pictures and video from the World Rookie Tour Shooting in Corvatsch online at:

– photogallery:

– video report below

Rider List:
Berenice Wiki (Swiss)
Mximilian Preissinger (Germany)
Marcus Wiki (Swiss)
Vladislav Khadarin (Russia)
Elias Rupp (Swiss)
Wendelin Gauger (Swiss)
Fridtjof Tischendorf (Norway)

Photo by Lorenzo “Fizza” Verdinelli
Filming & editing by Matteo Pierfelice

Soon the Black Yeti will move to the Southern Hemisphere for the 2015 World Rookie Tour events in South America and Oceania. Stay tuned!

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Big Air Girls battle for Number 1 WSPL at the Swiss Freestyle Champs Corvatsch

Corvatsch, Audi Snowboard Series & Play Engadin present the Swiss Freestyle Champs from 16th to 19th april. All three disciplines Slope Style, Half Pipe & Big Air will be held on a top pro set up at the Corvatsch Freestyle Park.

Thanks to the good positions of the swiss girls (Elena Könz, Sina Candrian, Lia-Mara Bösch and more), they guarantee a battle for the 1st position in the WSPL ranking before the summer break. Lia-Mara, Elena & Sina are happy to welcome any top girls who want to join them at the Swiss Freestyle Champs!


For Big Air men and the other disciplines it will be the final chance getting positioned in the top 20 before the season break. As almost all swiss pro riders will be there we can guarantee good WSPL Points. We recommend all european riders ranked 18-35 to join “the battle of the last chance”. For pipe and slope we have already more than 100 registered riders!

The whole mountain of Corvatsch will be one big festival. There will be more than 40 Live and DJ acts on the mountain and near the Bottom Station. Friends and family members can find good packages including housing, riding & party tickets. Check the line-up and offers on

Poster Swiss Champs

The Corvatsch & Play Engadin offer good conditions for housing and tickets from 11th until end of April. Like this the Teams can stay longer than just for the competition and can train on a top Set Up.

For the special offers, inscription, and field limitations please check the invitation on

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2015 Rookie Fest Shooting in Corvatsch

The best riders of the World Rookie Tour 2014-2015 will be awarded with a new and prestigious prize: the Rookie Fest Shooting up on the Corvatsch Snowpark in Switzerland.

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The Corvatsch Snowpark is the perfect place for snowboarders that wants to have fun!
The Snowpark lies beside the Mandra ski lift, directly next to Murtèl middle station. The kicker and rail park features three lines of varying difficulty (beginner, intermediate and pro). There is also a halfpipe (6.8m high, 140m long), a bag jump for smooth landings and a chill-out area.

The invited rookies and grom will get free accommodation, food, lift tickets and will enjoy 4 days with a professional photographer and a professional filmer that will realise a video release and pictures that will be published on Onboard, Cooler and MPora.

More details about the dates and how to win a spot for the Rookie Fest Shooting will be announced soon.

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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

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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