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2022 Livigno World Rookie Fest: Snowboard & Freeski Edition

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2022 Livigno World Rookie Fest: Snowboard & Freeski Edition
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The Black Yeti returns to the always-perfect Mottolino Snowpark in Livigno doubling up in style: not just the snowboard contest, in fact, the World Rookie Fest 2022 will also host freeskiers for the first time.

Since 17 years World Rookie Fest has been synonymous with aggregation, fun, international competition and friendship, and represents one of the most prestigious youth snowboard events on the planet. For this reason, starting from the 2022 edition, the Black Yeti wanted to extend the invitation to this iconic event, also to the freeskiers community.

As an almost twenty-year tradition dictates, this event will be accompanied by countless collateral activities that will make the stay in Livigno an unforgettable experience not only for the athletes, but also for the companions and the public. In fact, the competition days will be accompanied by a rich lifestyle program to guarantee all participants 7 unforgettable days of stay in Livigno.

Avalanche clinics and yoga sessions will be our strong points for the full week, in addition, artistic workshops, night jams, video premieres, apéritifs and parties will complete the busy competitive program that will allow you to discover the Champions of tomorrow.

For snowboarders, the week will start with the Nitro Rail Night Session with € 1,000 in prize money, while local hero Ian Rocca will offer a special welcome to freeskiers.

Finally, Mottolino will make available to the competing athletes several training sessions on the Big Air Bag in order to fill the program on the slopes even on days without competitions, and to have the opportunity to train together with many qualified athletes for the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics.

The World Rookie Tour is organized by the Black Yeti ssrl in collaboration with World Snowboard Federation, National Snowboard, Ski and Skateboard Associations, and selected action sports agencies. It was born in 2005 as a series of youth snowboard events and it consists now of a selection of high-quality International events for snowboard, Freeski, Skateboard and Surf, 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, Red Bull Roller Coaster, Simple Session, Mystic Sk8 Cup, invitations to professional photo & video shootings, and shooting trip all around the world. Every year the tour crowns the World Rookie Champions at the end of the season, during the World Rookie Finals, a unique event format where the best youngsters from almost 30 countries compete and have fun. More information at

The Black Yeti is an amateur sports club dedicated to the realization of Snowboard, Freeski, Skateboard and Surf projects for boys and girls up to 18 years of age, at international level. One of the most successful projects is the World Rookie Tour, the biggest and the most famous tour in the action sports world that attracts 3.000 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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