The rookies land in Ischgl for the Volkl World Rookie Fest

More than 50 rookies from 12 nations are ready to rock in the top class Ischgl snowpark, Austria. The contest slope style line includes several rails and jumps up to 20m with an extended air time. During the training day the riders already stomped amazing tricks and enjoy the alps.

Overall view of the slope style

Snow conditions are super good: powder and winter temperatures are back for the Volkl World Rookie Fest of the season and the riders enjoy also some freeride line. But, before bring the youngsters in freeride, they took part to a pratical clininc of avalanche rescue organized by Pieps.

Some images from the Avalanche Trainings by Pieps

Gjermund Braaten and Emil Andre Ulsletten from Norway, Darek Bergman, Filip Gutwirth Dan Paulicek and Martin Mikyska from Czech, Aimee Fuller from England, Teddy Koo and Yuki Motoki from Japan, Bibi from Italy and Dimi De Jong from Holland are already qualified for the super finals thanks to their results in previous WRF. On friday 19 april the qualification will happen to define the last sposts for the final which will bring to the nomination of the World Rookie Champion 2008 title, the Yeti trophy, the ticket to the Nokia Air&Style 08 Rookie Challenge and the trip to Canada with the Pirate Movie Production.

Pictures by Armin Popp and Marco Sampaoli

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