Oslo and Japan report - News from USA

The long awaited Norwegian slopestyle stop of the World Rookie Tour went down in Oslo with 75 young snowboarders as well as the Japanese event, Indy Rookie Fest, in this edition biggest than ever. The Black Yeti is already travelling all around the world again; halfpipe and slopestyle at the Revolution Rookie Fest in Seven Springs are ready to welcome young rippers for some spectacular action!

Isak Ulstein And Emmi Parkkisenniemi Win The Oslo Rookie Rookie Fest 2016

The sun over the perfectly shaped black line in the Oslo Vinterpark was giving it all – and so did 75 young snowboarders at the Oslo Rookie Fest 2016 from 26th to 28th of February. The Black Yeti's first ever slopestyle stop in the Norwegian capital was highly awaited - Norway has been one of the most represented countries in the World Rookie Tour the past few years. During the NATIONAL level World Snowboard Tour contest on past Saturday, Rookies stemming from eight different countries proved their Black Yeti skills showcasing massive tricks. Norwegian rider Isak Ulstein left the greatest impression on slopestyle course. Best girl became Rookie Emmi Parkkisenniemi from Finland.

Read report online, find more pictures and discover full results here

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2016 Indy Park Rookie Fest Report

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Nekoma Ski Resort hosted a great event with 50 enthusiastic riders! Thanks to local shaper crew “Pyramid Snowpark Design", snowpark's setup was great with two kicker lines from 14 to 8 meters. For the Rookies category Youtaro Miyazawa from Tokyo and Souta Umehara from Nagano took home the first place on the podium. Japanese riders competed for prestigious awards including tickets for the 2016 Volkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl.

Full report, results and pictures here

Revolution Rookie Fest Info Registration

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The freestyle spirit of The Black Yeti is never tired! The 2016 World Rookie Tour continues with a double event with Slopestyle and Halfpipe contest at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, the 15th and 16th of March. The U.S. Revolution Tour is a competition that brings together athletes across the regions to identify the top juniors in the United States. The top three snowboarders at the Seven Springs events will earn invites to compete at the Volkl World Rookie Final in Austria on April 1, 2016. For more information follow the U.S. Revolution Tour on Facebook, head to the USSA homepage or to the news online.