2019 World Rookie Snowboard Finals: ready for the Grand Final

Courtesy of Marco Sampaoli – World Rookie Tour

Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria
25th – 30th March 2019 

After travelling all around the world and discovering the future pro riders in Chile, New Zealand, USA, Japan, Switzerland and Italy, the Black Yeti cannot wait to see and crown the next World Rookie Champions in Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See – Kaprun.

From the 25th to the 30th of March 120 riders from 20 nations will gather in Austria and compete in the legendary and the most awaited WRT event, the World Rookie Finals, which will be held for the third year in a row in Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn.

View from Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn 

Also this year the best rookies and groms will receive incredible prizes such as wildcards to World Class Events, filming sessions with Pirate Movie Production, invitations to World Rookie Tour Shooting Trip to Chile and many tickets to next season World Rookie Tour events.

Moreover, the male and female Slopestyle and Halfpipe Champions will get a spot in the amazing the Audi Nines, a spectacular event that each year gathers the best athletes of the world, and in the 2019/20 FIS World Cup Tour.

Today is the arrival day and after having registered riders have the opportunity to see the amazing park and the huge pipe and to have dinner all together in the evening.

In the next days will take place the slopestyle and halfpipe competition and many interesting activities such as workshops with Viva con Agua, Yoga lessons, a first aid clinic, the final party and much more.

Last but not least, thanks to the great partnership with boardriding.com you will be able to watch the live streams of the World Rookie Finals. Stay tuned to get the link! In the meanwhile, save the live scoring microsite which provides real-time standings, start lists and results: http://live.rawmotion.com.

Team from Finland

Click here to find all the info about updated program.

Photogallery from Day 1 here

Pics: Gustav Ohlsson 

2018.19 World Rookie Tour Calendar 
South America Rookie Fest (SS) – Valle Nevado, Chile 9.14 August 2018 DONE
New Zealand Rookie Fest (SS+HP) – Cardrona, New Zealand 14.16 August 2018 DONE
New Zealand Rookie and Grom Fest (SS+H) – Cardrona, New Zealand 2.5 October 2018 DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) – Corvatsch, Switzerland 12.16 December 2018 DONE
USASA Grom Fest (HP) – Copper Moutain, US 6. January 2019 DONE
World Rookie Fest (SS) – Livigno, Italy 12.16 January 2019 DONE
USASA Grom Fest (SS) – Keystone, US 10 February 2019 DONE
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) – Nekoma, Japan 9.10 March 2019 DONE
Rev Tour Rookie Fest (SS+HP) – Mammoth, US 13.14 March 2019 DONE
Pila Rookie Fest (SS) – Pila, Italy 13.17 March 2019 DONE
World Rookie Finals (SS+HP) – Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria 25.30 March 2019

Slopestyle competition at the 2018 World Rookie Finals – Ph Gustav Ohlsson


The World Rookie Tour is organized by the Black Yeti ssrl in collaboration with World Snowboard Federation, National Snowboard and Ski Associations and selected action sport agencies. It was born in 2005 as a series of youth snowboard event and it consists now of a selection of high quality International events for snowboard, freeski and skateboard, the so called “Rookie Fests”, reserved for riders under 18’s only, in Europe, North and South America, Oceania and Asia. The World Rookie Tour consists not only of competitions: it also features loads of other activities to help rookies to grow in the field of professional action sports, such as photo & video shootings, avalanche and rescue clinics, meetings with photographers and international team managers, parties and English talks. Since year zero it awards tickets to world class events such as X Games Norway, Audi Nines, The Arctic Challenge, The Air & Style, The World Snowboarding Championships, invitations to professional photo & video shootings, and shooting trip all around the world. Every year the tour crowns the World Rookie Champion at the end of season, at the World Rookie Finals, a unique event where the best youngsters from almost 30 countries compete and have fun. More information at www.worldrookietour.com.

The Black Yeti is an amateur sport club dedicated to the realization of snowboard, freeski and skateboard projects for boys and girls up to 18 years of age, in Italy and abroad. One of the most successful project is the World Rookie Tour, the biggest and the most famous tour in the action sports world that attracts 2.000 young athletes from 30 nations to the events called “Rookie Fest”, organized all over the world: Italy, Europe, North and South America, Oceania and Asia. The Rookie Fests program includes not only the competition but also many side activities such as avalanche and rescue clinics, workshops and English talks.

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