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WRT: next stop is coming with the Bulgarian Rookie Fest!

Black Yeti is almost ready to the trip in Bulgaria, an amazing country with a unique culture and one of the best snowpark in the whole Balkans. 27-28 January 2017 and thanks to the Bulgaria Rookie Fest, rookies will have the chance to qualify for the World Rookie Finals in Kaprun, Austria.



 27 Jan 2017 – Arrival Day / Training
11:30 – 17:00 Riders, coach and media registrations. Payment of entry Fee (only in cash) and accommodation packages (cash and credit card).  Bibs Distribution. All at Snejanka Hall in hotel Perelik
12:30 – 16:00 Training / Slope style
17:30 Event Presentation at Race office hotel Perelik
18:30 Welcome party – Plan B Lobby bar > later THE PUB

28 Jan 2017– Competition Day
10:00 – 12:30 Training | Slope Style
13:30 – 16:00 Qualification | Slope Style Finals
08:00:00 PM Party – The PUB

29 Jan 2017 – Departure Day 
The course will be open in Sunday for open riding, and the lift passes will be valid for all riders and crew members

WRF Accommodation Packages for riders, crew, coaches including 2/3 nights in half-board at a fixed rate of 50/73 Euro in double room (67/100 Euro in single room).

Packages for riders, crew, coaches including 2/3 nights in all-inclusive, at a fixed rate of 78/117 Euro in double (101/151 Euro in single rooms).

Prices include usage of swimming pool, sauna, fitness, parking, Wi-Fi, insurance, tax, VAT.

Don’t miss this opportunuty. Download the registration form here!


Features Reports

Pamporovo Freestlye Open Wrap Up

Once again Bulgaria proved it can throw down a show. This year’s Pamporovo Freestlye Open’s (PFO) level of riding was insane. Riders from 11 countries showed up to throw down some nasty tricks accompanied by Henry Jackson’s voice. Another novelty of PFO was they managed to organise the international competition for ladies as well and that just spiced the whole atmosphere at this lovely resort located in the center of stunning Rhodope Mountains.


The ladies podium started with Malla Partanen from Finland. She rolled smoothly down the course with some nice back to back 3’s on small kickers. Second got Urska Pribosic from Slovenia. She started her run with boardslide on a rail and a 5050 on the second one. After that she just flowed over the big kickers with back to back 3 tail grabs and finished with 5050 front 360 out on the last rail.

The only US girl on the start, Karly Shorr slayed the course with frontside lipslide, 5050 backside 180 out on the pole jam, switch backside 540 stalefish, backside 360 mute and backside lipslide, what happened to be more than enough to win the first ever WST International ladies contest on Balkan turf.

As for men…

Phillipp Kundratitz from Austria got 3rd and managed to sabotage the norwegian reign on the podium. He started his run with a mellow frontside 270 to front board slide on a down rail and with a 5050 backside 360 out on a pole jam, perfect setup tricks for his backside 1260 mute and switch double under flip mute. He sealed his run with a basic 5050 to board slide on one of the longest and weird looking 2 kink rail ever seen.


Second place belonged to this year’s Nanshan Open winner Mons Roisland from Norway. After he did some wizardry on the first rail, he attacked the pole jam with frontside 180 to switch backside 360 out and blasted off with his sick switch backside 1260 mute before he took off his toes into the most stylish frontside 1080 indy and ended with board slide to fakie on a 2kink rail. It’s worth mentioning he popped from the first flat section of the rail over the kink to the last one.

Another Norwegian and the top guy on the podium was Markus Olimstad, who, besides the fact that he did the best, the steeziest and the biggest frontside bluntslide 450 out on the pole jam, managed to perform back to back 1260’s on the kickers (cab 1260 and backside dub 1260 to be more precise). He confirmed his gold, when he gapped the huge battleship with cab 270 to frontside boardslide.

Needless to say a great party after the contest started with Aleksi Partanen’s Jallu Seta beer drinking Tour through the maze of the pubs in a hotel complex as an intro to an unforgettable night of …well…you know…

Blagodarje mnogo Bulgaria.

Events Features World Snowboarding

Pamporovo Freestyle Open 2015

From March 15th to 19th, Bulgaria will host the 6th edition of the spectacular freestyle event Pamporovo Freestyle Open!


In its second year Pamporovo Freestyle Open will be part of the World Snowboard Tour and snowboarders from all over the world will meet in Bulgaria to join the competition! The event is also known for the wild parties and amazing atmosphere!

Pamporovo Funpark is one of the best places for freestyle skiing & snowboarding in the whole Balkans. The park has a special “Pro” Slopeslyle track and two lines on different levels – easy and advanced. If you are wondering, what else you can do in your time between trainings, just take your board and ride more than 63 km of perfect groomed ski slopes and a well-shaped halfpipe.

Last year, at Pamporovo Freestyle Open Vol. 5, Martin Kalliola (FIN) won, followed by Henri Laakkonen (FIN) and Eric Beauchemin (USA). We will see what happens in this edition of the event.

Pamporovo is the sunniest winter resorts in Bulgaria and the people there are famous for their warm hospitality and kindness – be sure to find new friends and have great time there.
The judging is entrusted to some of the best judges from Swiss, Slovenia, France and Bulgaria. In order to avoid any mistakes and disputes there will be a video judging and live scoring.

The winners of this years competition will share USD 15.000 prize money and many other goodies, provided by the sponsors of the event. See you there!


Pamporovo Freestyle Open Fest
14.03 | Saturday
9:00 – 11:00
Registration for the festival part (14-15.03) – Event Office hotel Perelik / PFO Festival registration
12:00 – 14:00
A Team cup training / Depends from the weather conditions /
13:00 – Half Pipe Old-school
Snowboarders only (30+) – Jam session
15:30 – Butter contest /Studenets center/
Open for freestyle Ski & Snowboard – Jam session + BBQ Rodopian Style
18:00 – Registration A team Cup + Event presentation

15.03 | Sunday
9:30 – 10:30 – A Team Cup Training ski & snowboard
10:45 – 11:45 – A Team Qualification ski & snowboard
13:15 – 14:30 – A Team Finals ski & snowboard
14:45 – Awards ceremony

World Snowboard Tour Event Program:
15.03 | Sunday – Arrival day
14:00 – Snejanka Briefing Hall (Hotel Perelik) – Press Conference
19:00 – Riders Welcome Meeting – Snejanka Briefing Hall

16.03 | Monday
10:00 – 11:30 – Official practice heat 1 Men
12:00 – 13:30 – Official practice heat 2 Men
14:00 – 15:30 – Ladies official practice 
17:00 – Event presentation (Briefing) Snejanka Briefing Hall

17.03 | Tuesday
9:00 – 9:45 Warm Up Run Men Heat 1
10:00 – 12:00 Qualification Men – Heat 1
12:30 – 13:15 Warm Up Run Men Heat 2
13:30 – 15:30 Qualification Men – Heat 2
15:45 – 17:00 – Ladies practice

18.03 | Wednesday
9:00 – 9:45 – Men Semifinal Warm up Run
10:00 – 12:00 – Semifinal men
12:15 – 12:45 – Warm up Run Ladies
13:00 – 15:00 Finals Men & Ladies
15:15 – Awards ceremony
21:00 – Sports Against Global Warming Party | Nick Ghongi & Chichi live band

19.03 | Thursday
14:00 – 15:30 Half Pipe Jam Session – Open for Ski & Snowboard
20:00 – Vintage Bowling Championship
21:00 – Closing mega party!