The World Rookie Fest 12th edition will take place at the Mottolino Snowpark in Livigno, Italy, one of the most famous snowparks in the European Alps, from the 14th to the 19th January 2017. To everyone looking for some freestyle action, World Rookie Tour will be waiting with a few unique highlights and all families are welcomed.
In traditional manner, and in addition to the legendary slopestyle contest, for all the kids will be held the World Rookie Camp, and all visitors will be admitted to all the activities to get closer to the freestyle scene and take part to the event even without competing. Yoga lesson, Drift Karting Contest, the unavoidable film premiere “2016 Rookie Trip to Chile” and "Stronger", Union Binding best snowboard movie of the year. Also dinners and parties to meet the other riders and make new friends coming from the all over the world.
More than 150 riders from 20 nations arrive every year for the slopestyle competition at the World Rookie Fest, which is actually the largest youth freestyle event in the history of snowboarding. All the podium winners from World Rookie Fest slopestyle will be qualified for the 2017 World Rookie Finals and the event will give out points for the TTR World Snowboard Tour and for the World Rookie Rank. In addition, they will be crowned and celebrated with prestigious awards: 2 all-inclusive tickets for the 2017 World Rookie Finals in Kaprun (Austria), 6 all-inclusive ticket to the 2017 World Rookie Rail Jam in Modena, 3 tickets for the end of season Rookie Shooting, 6 surf camp in Spain by Surftolive.com, and other prizes offered by sponsors.
The exclusive World Rookie Camp will be in collaboration with Madness Snowboard School. Beside the established contest for the under 18s in fact, a 3 days Kids Camp for the under 16 will be offered. Part of the camp will happen in Mottolino Snowpark, where the slopestyle competition will happen, in order to experience their first international event and see the ‘older’ snowboarders event.
About World Rookie Shooting 2016, some of the best riders from 2015.16 season were at the Mottolino Snowpark in Livigno, Italy, from the 10th to the 13th of April for the traditional end of season World Rookie Shooting, after the Big Final. The shooting was a unique opportunity to join a professional photo and video session driven by Lorenzo “Fizza” Verdinelli, Italian senior photographer and editor in chief of 4Snowboard Magazine. Watch the video here: vimeo.com/190283797
The quiet times are over. Is there anything cooler than World Rookie Fest?
WORLD ROOKIE FEST SYNTHETIC PROGRAM
14 Jan 2017 – Arrival Day 12.00 – 20.00 Riders, coach and media registrations at Race Office
15 Jan 2017 – Training Day for all and Event Presentation // Kids Camp day1 10.30 – 14.00 Training in Slope Style at Snowpark Mottolino 9.30 – 12.30 Kids Camp 16.30 – 17.30 Event Presentation at Touristic Center in Plaza Placheda and video premiere “Stronger” 17.30 – 19.30 Welcome Party @ Plaza Placheda 16 Jan 2017 – Qualification for Heat 1 // Kids Camp day2 9.30 – 15.00 Training and Qualification in Slopestyle at Mottolino Snowpark 9.30 – 12.30 Kids Camp 16.30 Yoga Session @ Plaza Placheda 17.30 Results from Quali heat 1 and Coach Meeting at Plaza Placheda Touristic Center 17 Jan 2017 – Qualification for Heat 2 // Kids Camp day3 9.30 – 15.00 Training and Qualification at Mottolino Snowpark 9.30 – 12.30 Kids Camp 16.30 Drift Karting 17.30 Results from Quali heat 2 and Coach Meeting at Plaza Placheda Touristic Center
18 Jan 2017 – Finals for Heat 1 and Heat 2 10.00 - 14.00 Training and Finals at Mottolino Snowpark 17.00 Prize-giving Ceremony at Touristic Center in Plaza Placheda 22.30 Final Party at MIKY’S
19 Jan 2017 – Reserve Day or Departure Day All day Departure or Reserve day for competition