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In Livigno the World Rookie Fest is back, the launching pad for future snowboarding champions

Pubblicato da Katja Colturi il 12 January 2020
Roope Tonteri, Marcus Kleveland, Staale Sandback, Seppe Smith, Mons Roisland, Christian Haller, Gjermund Braaten, Sven Thorgren and many others. Known names, indeed the freestyle snowboard gurus for those who dabble snow, board and jumps, but perhaps not everyone knows who we are talking about. Sven, Roope, Staale, Markus, Gjermund and Christian, Seppe and Mons are first of all friends of Livigno and then for the general public, they are the current stars of the specialty that before winning the various Olympic medals and noble competitions such as the X-Games, they were protagonists of the World Rookie Fest in Livigno.
And never like this year, a few months after the sensational Italian Olympic assignment of Milan Cortina 2026, Livigno will start to turn on the 5-cylinder engines...ops the 5 circles, waiting to host all the snowboard and freestyle races of the Games.


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The Mottolino Snowpark, among the best parks in Europe that from 11 to 15 January as already anticipated, will host the World Rookie Fest first stage Rookie Tour Italy, the snowboard circuit dedicated to riders under 18, one of the stages that it assigns at the end the season of the Italian Rookie Champion and valid as a qualification for the coveted final of the World Rookie Tour. The goal of this project, which now boasts more than 10 years of activity and which will attract more than 100 young athletes from 20 nations, is to bring young riders who are approaching competitions for the first time and to be a launching pad for the best kids.

For this reason, from this year some stages of the Rookie Tour Italy will be together with the Italian Snowboard Tour, so that these two generations can live the competition together and gas each other. Even the "Made in Italy" of the past editions of our Rookie Tour, boasts top-level names from the caliber of Marco Grigis, Alberto Maffei, Nicola Dioli, Emil Zulian, Nicola Liviero, Vlad Khadarin. Needless to say, this year the event that will attract over 100 young riders from all over the world will take place at the Mottolino snow park, considered one of the best snow parks in Europe. Challenge in the slopestyle contest 4 categories: Grom Femmine, Grom Malchi, Rookie Femmine, Rookie Maschi.
During free moments, there will be lifestyle activities to allow the numerous participants to relax and enjoy Livigno during free moments: workshops, yoga classes, film premieres, dinners and parties to get to know the other international athletes and to start friendships overseas among future pro riders.
Below is the program of the World Rookie Fest in Livigno

The Black Yeti will celebrate the 15th edition of the World Rookie Fest in Livigno

Saturday 11.01
c/o Plaza Placheda race office from 14:00 to 20:00: accreditation
Sunday 12.01
c/o Snowpark Mottolino from 10:30 to 15:00: training
c/oPlaza Placheda from 17:00 to 18:30:
-presentation of the event
-safety camp by ARVA (theoretical part)
-premiere video
c/o Plaza Placheda from 18:30 to 19:00: welcome party
Monday 13.01
c/oSnowpark Mottolino from 9:30 to 15:00: training and qualifications
c/o Snowpark Mottolino from 11:00 to 13:00: safety Camp by Arva (practical part)
c/o Plaza Placheda from 16:30 to 17:30: yoga session
c/o Plaza Placheda at 18:00: qualifying results and meeting with coaches
Tuesday 14.01
c/o Snowpark Mottolino from 10:00 to 15:00: training and finals
c/o Plaza Placheda at 17:00: awards ceremony
c/o Miky's Pub at 22:30: party

Tag: Livigno, Olympic Milan 2026, athletes, event, Tradition, snowboard, World Rookie Tour, World Rookie Fest, Yeti, freestyle

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