World Rookie Tour will be starting the new season in ModenaFiere, Italy, with the upcoming World Rookie Rail Jam from October 29th and 30th 2016. The next generation of riders, their coaches and all their families are welcomed to the first World Rookie Tour city event.


To provide the best possible setup for the contest, F-tech crew re-designed the 2015 structure with a new bigger and more technical setup, 3 meters higher than the previous. The new setup will build for serious airtime, ready to become another highlight for the Rookies and Groms of the World Rookie Tour. See you in Modena, the new snow sports capital of Italy!

Program World Rookie Rail Jam by Skipass

Saturday 29. Oct 2016
19.00-20.30 Training and cash for trick session
22.00-23.00 Skipass night party

Sunday 30. Oct 2016
11.00-12.00 Training
13.30-15.00 Qualification
16.30-17.30 Final
22.30 Final party – location to be defined

In addition to 3 wild cards for the 2017 World Rookie Finals in Austria, the World Rookie Rail Jam’s winner will participate at the Invitational Rail Contest “Street Fighters” with the best international pro riders. Street Fighters will take place Tuesday October 1st 2016 on the same pro rail set, with a prize money pool of 5.000€.

As has become the tradition at the World Rookie Tour events, organization will offer the opportunity to attend many side activities that will make the Rookie experience in Modena even more memorable. Cash for Trick Session under floodlights, unmissable visit at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello and the big Skipass final party.

To make the event even more special, 24 invited riders will participate free, included accommodation for 2 nights (29-30 October), entry fee and fair tickets. Every national team has three “all-inclusive” spots for the riders. Coaches and families are welcome with special hotel offers and Skipass fair ticket free.

For those who come by airplane, pick-up service will be available from Bologna airport or from train station “Reggio Emilia Medio Padana”.


In the meanwhile, Black Yeti is still working on the next season and he is happy to announce you the event after the World Rookie Rail Jam! Indeed, Corvatsch is ready to host the second edition of the Corvatsch Rookie Fest scheduled from 15th to 18th December 2016.

The WSF World Rookie Tour is organized by the Black Yeti ssrl in collaboration with World Snowboard Federation and its National Snowboard Associations, and it is made possible by Red Bull. You can follow the World Rookie Tour on our international media partners Onboard European Snowboard magazine and Pleasure Snowboard Magazine.