12/02/2010 | by Anna Langer
The first day of the Protest World Rookie Fest started with a bluebird sky but at the time the training started visibility got bad, but none of the 100 rookies quit riding the well shaped slopestyle courses in the Swatch Mottolino Snowpark.
The 100 kids coming from more than 15 nations from all over the world spent the all day at the well known Swatch Mottolino Snowpark: the M course were the perfect line for girls (4 kickers in line) and the L course was the most wanted for the boys (pole jam and 4 kickers from 4 to 16 meters).
Kids will compete for great prizes such as a wildcard to the 6 Star Oakley Arctic Challenge 2010 in Norway, the cornerstone event of the TTR World Snowboard Tour and a freeride trip to Chile together with international pros and a professional film production company.
Protest World Rookie Fest is the first carbon neutral snowboard event in Italy and the first carbon neutral Rookie event ever. Certified by ClimatePartner, Rookie Fest has teamed up with a project for Renewable Energy from Wood Biomass based in Tirano, a few kilometers from Livigno.
Today, Monday 18th, World Rookie Fest will start officially with the first day of qualification.