2018 Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters

Mon 05 February 18

Rookies get ready because the next European stop of the World Rookie Tour will be for the very first time in Pila, Valle d’Aosta, Italy.

2018 Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters

2018 Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters © Pila

For the Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters from the22nd to the 25th February 2018! The event will take place at the amazing Areaeffe snowpark of Pila, a beautiful freestyle terrain surrounded by the massive freeride mountains of the Alps. The park is situated at 2.200 meters and it offers 4 different lines for every level: Begginer, Intermediate, Big and Rail. Moreover, thanks to the wonderful high mountain environment, it is the best place to have fun doing some freeride. Indeed one of the activities that will be organized is a Freeride Safety Clinic aimed to enhance the knowledge about the mountain and about how to have fun safely.

The beautiful ski resort of Pila and the city of Aosta will host the first edition of the Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters, a great new event for the 2018 World Rookie Tour. The Pila Snowpark is amazing, with many obstacles for any level and an high quality pro-line, and it is in the middle of a beautifull freeride arena.” stated Marco Sampaoli, World Rookie Tour Co-Founder. “Also all the partecipants will stay in the same hotel, the same location where the event headquarter will be based, ensuring a great experience for everybody and a very easy general organization for all”.

“We strongly believed in youth projects and we are proud to host for the fist time a World Rookie Tour event in Pila” stated Davide Vuillermoz, Pila Ski Resort president and Italian snowboard pioneer“We love snowboard and we invested a lot of energies in the development of the snowpark and the local freestyle community for many years, conquering the title of Best North-West Italian Snowpark in the last 2 season: we are ready to welcome the young rockers of the World Rookie Tour for a week of great fun”.

Accomodation, Packages and Entry Fee
All the riders will have the opportunity to stay in the same hotel at special rates, the same where the event headquarter will be based, with all comforts to ensure a pleasant stay. 

All inclusive accomodation packages including 4 nights (double room) check in 21/02 check out 25/02, 3 days lift tickets, race inscription only for athletes, WRF event pass to all lifestyle activities and party at Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY XMASTERS

€ 350,00 - (315,00 for coach/parents)

Each extra night € 50,00
Single room plus € 10,00 each night

IMPORTANT: if you have any special request for your accommodation (less or more nights) just contact us and we will take care of yours request!

For no-show not communicated at least 5 days in advance a penalty of the full amount of the reservation will be charged to the national snowboard association.

The 2018 Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters will offer:
- 1 all inclusive ticket for the 2018 World Rookie Finals in Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See Kaprun, Austria
- 1 invitation to the end of season World Rookie Shooting 2018 (date and location to be announced)
- 2 all inclusive ticket to the Modena Skipass World Rookie Rail Jam (scheduled in November 2018)
- 1 all inclusive ticket to the Corvatsch Rookie Fest 2018 (scheduled in December 2018)
- 6 Surf Camp in Santander offered by Surftolive.com 
- Products from our main sponsors Union Binding, Oakley, Quiksilver and Roxy for all the podium riders.

Moreover all the podium riders will be qualified for the 2018 World Rookie Finals.

Don’t miss this opportunity and sign up now! Click here to find all the info about program and booking. Download the registration form here and sent it to [email protected]com.

Info and registrations for the Pila Rookie Fest in Valle d’Aosta, Italy:
Matteo Fregni: email [email protected]com, phone 0039.059.9783397 or 0039.349.2210017


21st Feb 2018 – Arrival Day
15.00 – 20.00 Riders, coach and media registrations. Payment of entry Fee and accommodation packages (only in cash). Bibs Distribution. All at Race Office c/o Hotel Express Aosta– Località Autoporto, 33 - 11020 Pollein AO.

22nd Feb 2018 – Training, Video Premiere and Event Presentation
08.00 - 10.00 Riders, coach and media registrations. Payment of entry Fee and accommodation packages (only in cash). Bibs Distribution. All at Race Office c/o Hotel Express Aosta– Località Autoporto, 33 - 11020 Pollein AO.
10.30 – 14.00 Training in Slope Style at Areaeffe Snowpark - Pila
14.00 – 16.30 Freeride safety camp at the top of the snowpark
17.30 – 18.00 Event Presentation at Race Office c/o hotel Express Aosta
18.00 – 19.30 Welcome Party at Race Office c/o hotel Express Aosta

23rd Feb 2018 – Qualifications
9.30 – 15.00 Training and Qualification in Slope Style at Areaeffe Snowpark - Pila
16.30 Visit to AOSTA city downtown
18.30 Results from Quali and Coach Meeting at Race Office c/o Hotel Express Aosta 253, Livigno

24th Feb 2018 – Finals
9.30 – 14.00 Training and Finals at Areaeffe Snowpark - Pila 
15.00 Prize-giving Ceremony at Areaeffe Snowpark - Pila

25th Feb 2018 – Reserve Day or Departure Day
All day Departure or Reserve day for competition

2017.18 World Rookie Tour – Official Calendar
NZ Rookie Fest. Cardrona, New Zealand. October 05-08, 2017. Halfpipe and Slopestyle DONE
World Rookie Rail Jam. Modena, Italy. October 26-28, 2017. Urban Rail Jam DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest. Corvatsch, Swiss. December 13-17, 2017. Slopestyle DONE
DEEJAY Xmasters World Rookie Fest. Livigno, Italy. January 20-25, 2018. Slopestyle DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest. Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria. January 26-28, 2018. Halfpipe and
Slopestyle CANCELLED
USASA Grom Fest. Keystone, USA. February 10, 2018. Slopestyle
Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters. Valle d’Aosta, Italy. February 22-25, 2018. Slopestyle
USASA Grom Fest. Breckenridge, USA. February 25, 2018. Halfpipe
Indy Park Rookie Fest. Nekoma, Japan. March 03-04, 2018. Slopestyle
Oslo Rookie Fest. Oslo, Norway. (to be confirmed)
Mammoth Rev Tour Rookie Fest. Mammoth Mountain, California. March 15-16, 2018. Halfpipe and Slopestyle
World Rookie Finals. Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria. April 10-15, 2018. Halfpipe and Slopestyle

Follow the World Rookie Tour online:
web: www.worldrookietour.com Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour 
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour 
mail: [email protected] 

If you dream to become a professional snowboarder,
then your future starts from World Rookie Tour!


The World Rookie Tour is organized by the Black Yeti ssrl in collaboration with World Snowboard Federation and its National Snowboard Associations. It consists of a selection of high quality International events, 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 snowboarding, 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 The Arctic Challenge, The Air & Style, The World Snowboarding Championships, invitations to professional snowboard photo & video shootings, and freeride trip in Chile. Every year the tour crowns the World Rookie Champion at the end of season, at the World Rookie Finals, a unique event where the best youngsters from almost 30 countries compete and have fun. More information at www.worldrookietour.com 

The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) is the international organization exclusively working to develop the sport of snowboarding at all levels. Program areas include: Halfpipe, Big Air and Slopestyle competitions, Banked Slalom, Para-Snowboard, judge and shapers, education and certification, and snowboard activities for riders of every age. The WSF represents a network of National Snowboard Associations (NSAs) who work together at a worldwide level to promote the development of snowboarding. NSA members can find a source of inspiration and support from the WSF for the activities they are conducting within their nations and by working towards the same goal: progression of snowboarding from the ground up. Amateur and Pro Riders alike need to be members of the WSF to support the sport of snowboarding and enjoy the advantages of being a WSF Member. 

World Snowboarding promotes competitive snowboarding in representing the interests of a professional network of events, athletes, national sport associations and industry partners. A Non-Profit organization, World Snowboard Federation owns World Snowboarding, which administrates the widely respected global ranking system and the World Snowboarding Points Lists (WSPLs). By offering a fair, unbiased, global ranking platform, and through maintaining global competition, course-build, safety and judging standards, World Snowboarding brings transparency to the sport, across the freestyle disciplines of Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air. Through World Snowboarding’s four-tiered Regional to Elite level tour structure, it encourages, develops and supports rider progression from rookies to world-class athletes, where the Elite level, WST events are the ultimate pinnacle of snowboarding competition.

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