2017 Banked Slalom Events Features News upcoming events

Due to bad weather, the Transfer Banked Slalom has been postponed to Sunday, 17th September!


Rev your engines!
The tournament of turns is taking place this Friday in the brand new location of Playground at Cruiser to turn and burn your way through the aussie snow gums.

Pull on the leather gloves, sling yourself into the driver’s seat and get ready to haul arse across the Monaro mile and up to Mount Thredbo for the Australia’s fastest and slowest snowboarders will go bumper to bumper with the world’s best through burns, turns, sweeps and straights. From mild to wild, The Transfer Banked Slalom isn’t just a tournament of turns it’s a celebration of snowboarding.

Have a look at the event website for the latest news: and the blog

Events Features World Rookie Tour

2014 Australia Rookie Fest


The 5th edition of the Australian Rookie Fest Down Under took place in Thredbo Resort, one of the top ski area in the Southern Hemisphere. Thredbo Super Park welcomed the best rookies and groms from Australia and New Zealand competing for Red Bull Stunt Plane Flights and tickets to the 2015 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Australia.


It was a very tight competition in the rookie male category with 16 year old Matty Cox taking out the title of the event with technical, smooth and stylish runs. Last year’s grom winner Josh Vagne impressed the judges and found himself in second, followed by Sam Christie from New Zealand in third.  Even if some of the rail set up were a bit daunting for the groms, Jack Christie landed a super smooth run and take the top place on the podium, with Alex Brookes in second and Kaleb Vagne in third. Among the girls Tess Coady showed solid spins and style on the jumps to take first place. Zahra Kell was the best girl on the rail section and get the second place, followed by Georgia Crisp in third.




The winners are looking forward to taking their Red Bull stunt plane flights and turning up to Ischgl next year to represent Australia at the 2015 Volkl World Rookie Finals.
Watch the video of the 2014 Australian Rookie Fest at

See the best pictures from the event on the official World Rookie Tour fan page:

2014 Australia Rookie Fest – Results
Rookie Males
Matty Cox
Josh Vagne
Samuel Christie
Sebastian Judge
Tom Harveyson
Luke Harvey
Campbell Najdecki-Devine
Mo Dinatale
Micholas Masjuk

Grom Males
Jack Christie
Alex Brookes
Kaleb Vagne
Callum Masjuk
Valentino Guseli
Campbell Oatley
Flynn Doolan
Zephyr Ashe
Thomas Krpan
Toby Peterson

Tess Coady
Zahra Kell
Georgia Crisp
Geneva Guy

The 2014 Australian Rookie Fest was possible thanx to Red Bull, Volkl, Adrenaline Boardstore, Monster Skate Park, Semantics and  Thredbo Resort. A special thanks also to Phillipe Lahey from Thredbo for all his help.
With the Australian event the Black Yeti completed his 2014 journey in the Southern Hemisphere. The 2014.15 World Rookie Tour calendar will be revealed soon and many special activities and news will be announced to celebrate the 10th edition of the most famouse youth snowboard searies.

2015 WRT events already confirmed:

– World Rookie Fest, Livigno, Italy, Slopestyle, 10-15 January 2015

– Trentino Rookie Fest, Monte Bondone, Italy, Halfpipe and Slopestyle,

– Volkl World Rookie Finals, 25 Feb – 1 March 2015