Rookie Fest Heads to South America

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Rookie Fest Heads to South America

Sven Thorgren in the Chilean BC last year.

After another successful edition in Val Senales, the World Rookie Fest caravan heads to South America – Valle Nevado, Chile – for a slopestyle contest and freeride experience.

From August 12th to 21st European top rookies with South American upcoming talents will join for the Mall Sport South America Rookie Fest in Valle Nevado, Chile. This special event will include a 2star TTR Slopestyle and a 8 days freeride experience with backcountry riding, surfing trip, filming and photo shooting with Pros: the most unique and excusive snowboard event of the World Rookie Tour.

Marco Grigis sending it.

During the previous event of the World Rookie Tour, the top rookies were scouted and their career launched. More than 500 young riders from 30 nations joined last season tour which culminated in Ischgl, Austria, with the 4Star Protest World Rookie Finals, where Norwegian rising star Emil Andrè Unsletten won the World Rookie Champion title. Now the Black Yeti is moving to South America and continue the search for the next snowboarding future star around the globe.

Invited European rookies such as Sven Thorgren, actually TTR number 19, together with international media, are next to move to Chile for the second stop of the southern hemisphere schedule of the World Rookie Tour 2011 and after the tour will move to Australia.

Grommet on the slide.

The World Rookie Tour is organized by World Snowboard Federation and its member national snowboard associations. The event in Chile is organized in association with Anden, Valle Nevado, RedBull and Mall Sport. Full list of rookie events, press releases, pictures and video, details about the World Rookie Rank, how to get involved and more is available on

Watch last season Mall Sport South America Rookie Fest 2010 TV Show:

World Rookie Tour 2010.11: Chile + Livigno TV Show from on Vimeo.


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