15 January 2016
World Rookie Fest, the most famous youth snowboard freestyle event in the world, took place in Livigno, Italy, at Mottolino Fun Mountain, with 155 riders from 18 different nations. The largest edition ever was a big success despite the unstable weather conditions.
After a competition at the highest level, Dutch young gun Erik Bastiaansen took the first place in the Rookie category, as well as Swiss rider Elias Rupp who dominated the Groms. On the girl’s side, Finish rider Henna Ikola left...
World Rookie Fest 2016
12 April 2016
The 11th edition of the Völkl World Rookie Final just crowned the best overall boy and girl at the Ischgl Snowpark. This year, the weather conditions did not help both riders and organizers, in fact after the first sunny day of qualification for rookie and grom boys, the qualification for the girls had to be cancelled. The final day was also postponed and it took place on Sunday, the 10th of April, when finally the sun came out again and gave the possibility to the both male and female riders...
Völkl World Rookie Finals 2016 – Ischgl (AUT) – Wrap Up
20 January 2017
The future of snowboarding looks bright here in Livigno at the Mottolino Snowpark, at the 12th edition of the World Rookie Fest. Under a beautiful blue sky, with perfect winter scenery and amazing snow conditions, the best 44 riders out off the 144 registered athletes showed their skills in three final runs, where the best run counting.
The girls started first and Margherita Meneghetti from Italy landed on the Rookie top spot today with her first run which included a lipslide on the downrai...