The Tour

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

The Black Yeti announced some of the 2017/18 events: for the first time in history the first stop of the tour will be at Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand from the 5th to the 8th of October 2017. North Emisphere events will be held in EuropeNorth America and Asia, while the legendary event in Livigno, the Rail Jam By Skipass in Modena, the Bulgarian Rookie Fest in Bulgaria and the finals in Kitzsteinhorn at Zell am See-Kaprun are already confirmed.

World Rookie Tour is almost ready to start but before that, Black Yeti has an announcement to make: the legendary World Rookie Finals, the most awaited tour event, will take place for the second year in Kitzsteinhorn at Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, from the 10th to the 15th of April 2018! More than just a snowboard competition, World Rookie Finals are life experience, lifestyle activities, workshops and social moments.

World Rookie Tour is pushing snowboard development on all levels and it is one of the greatest sport events dedicated to young snowboarders and their families, with almost 1.100 riders participating in the last season, from 35 different Nations.

World Rookie Rail Jam by Skipass (Modena, Italy), an Invitational City Rail Event, will take place from the 26th to the 28th October 2017. The DeeJay X-Masters World Rookie Fest in Livigno will be held from the 20th to the 25th January 2018 and the Bulgarian Rookie Fest in Pamporovo-Mechi Cal will be held from the 26th to the 28th of January 2018.

The full calendar will be formally announced soon. Stay tuned!

ABOUT WSF WORLD ROOKIE TOUR & WORLD ROOKIE RANK

The World Rookie Tour (WRT) is the largest youth snowboard series in the world.
Reserved for riders under 18’s only, it’s organized by the Black Yeti srl and patronized by the World Snowboard Federation (WSF). The WRT consist of 10-12 selected international events included in both World Snowboard Federation tour and TTR World Snowboard Tour, and organized in collaboration with several National Snowboard Association, plus a bunch of national and regional competitions organized by local snowboard clubs, school and ski resorts.

The World Rookie Tour is not just competitions: they feature loads of other activities to help rookies grow in the field of professional snowboarding, such as photo&video shootings, avalanche and rescue clinics, meeting with photographers and international team managers, parties and big big prizes.

The World Rookie Rank is a classification for under 18’s only and it is developed by the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) in collaboration with TTR World Snowboard Tour.

At the end of the World Rookie Tour, the final winner will be awarded with the title of World Rookie Champion. He will be offered a unique opportunity to enter the world of professional snowboarding: invitation to Video Shooting like filming with Pirate Movie Production, International Photo Shooting, Freeride Filming Trip and invitation to international world famous snowboard events.

Only the best rookies in the world will be granted access to the World Rookie Tour big final: the “World Rookie Finals” in Kitzsteinhorn at Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, to be held every season in April.

 

QUALIFING CRITERIA TO THE WORLD ROOKIE FINALS

– Riders, male and female, born 1st January 2000 and younger are admitted.
– Riders will be divided in 2 age groups: born before/after 2003.
– Only riders from WSF member nations are admitted.
– Qualified are the top 20 riders of the World Rookie Rank (top 20 male, top 20 female) + the top 10 riders from the Grom rank by the 19th of march 2018. you can check the rookie ranks here:  The Ranking
– Additional every Nation is allowed to nominate 2 Rookies Men, 1 Rookie Girl, 1 Grom Men, 1 Grom Girl.
– The top 3 riders, both male and female / Rookie and Grom, from the previous international stops in Chile, Switzerland (Corvatsch), Italy (Livigno and Monte Bondone), USA and Japan are already qualified to the World Rookie Finals. National secretary or national coaches are allowed to send their team inscriptions.

 

WSF World Rookie Champions – Hall of Fame

2006 – final in Soelden Austria
World Rookie Champion – Christian Haller (SUI)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Silvana Bachmann (SUI)

2007 – final in Kuthai Austria
World Rookie Champion – Sergey Lapushskin (RUS)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Nicole Gsponer (SUI)

2008 – final in Ischgl Austria
World Rookie Champion – Gjermund Bråten (NOR)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Kari Opsal Maeland (NOR)
World Rookie Tour Grom Champion – Dimi de Jong (NED)
World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion – Maria Delfina Maiocco (ITA)

2009 – final in Ischgl Austria
World Rookie Champion – Roope Tonteri (FIN)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Michaela Davis-Meehan (AUS)
World Rookie Tour Grom Champion – Sven Thorgren (NOR)
World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion – Maria Delfina Maiocco (ITA)

2010 – final in Ischgl Austria
World Rookie Champion – Roope Tonteri (FIN)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Katarzyna Rusin (POL)
World Rookie Tour Grom Champion – Tim Kevin Ravnjac (SLO)
World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion – Diana Augustinova (CZE)

2011 – final in Ischgl Austria
World Rookie Champion – Emil Andre Ulsletten (NOR)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Katarzyna Rusin (POL)
World Rookie Tour Grom Champion – Fridtjof Saether Tischendorf (CZE)
World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion – Katerina Vojackova (CZE)

2012 – final in Ischgl Austria
World Rookie Champion – Sven Thorgren (SWE)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Celia Petrig (SUI)
World Rookie Tour Grom Champion – Fridtjof Tischendorf  (NOR)
World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion – Romana Petrig (SUI)

2013 – final in Ischgl Austria
World Rookie Champion – Jonas Bösiger (SUI)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Katerina Vojackova (CZE)
World Rookie Tour Grom Champion – Ulstein Isak (NOR)
World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion – Mattingley Taelor (USA)

2014 – final in Ischgl Austria
World Rookie Champion – Keita Inamura (JPN)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Katie Ormerod (GBR)
World Rookie Tour Grom Champion – Kaito Hamada (JPN)
World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion – Elli Pikkujamsa (FIN)

2015 – final in Ischgl Austria
World Rookie Champion – Mons Røisland (NOR)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Henna Ikola (FIN)
World Rookie Tour Grom Champion – Wendelin Gauger (SUI)
World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion – Reira Iwabuchi (JPN)

2016 – final in Ischgl Austria
World Rookie Champion – Isak Ulstein (NOR)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Henna Ikola (FIN)
World Rookie Tour Grom Champion – Takeru Otsuka (JPN)
World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion – Kokomo Murase (JPN)

2017 – final in Kitzsteinhorn at Zell am See-Kaprun Austria
World Rookie Champion – Chase Blackwell (USA)
World Rookie Girl Champion – Sena Tomita (JPN)
World Rookie Tour Grom Champion – William Mathisen (SWE)
World Rookie Tour Girl Grom Champion – Kokomo Murase (JPN)