Ylläs 27.2.2024

8.-11.2.2024 SLOPESTYLE

What are you waiting for?
Come and join the 2024 World Rookie Tour: the future is here!
Welcome to Vuokatti, Finland. Vuokatti is a legendary place for freestyle snowboarding in Finland. Finnish Snowboard Academy has been here since 2004 and also Olympic training center for winter sports is located in Vuokatti. Vuokatti Ski Resort has two amazing snowparks made in co-work with Schneestern.

In Finland Rookie Fest 2024 Vuokatti there are many extra activities like skateboarding and trampoline session, SafeShred and Zero+ points and night Rail Jam. 

Here are recaps from 2022 and 2023.

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


8.2.2024 – Arrival Day
9:30–19:00 Training  at Vuokatti Snowpark. Park is open for everybody.
13:00-14:00 Reshape (Park partly closed)
16:00-17:00 Reshape (Park partly closed)
17:00–19:00 Riders, coach and media registrations. Payment of entry Fee (card only). Bibs Distribution. All at Race Office Vuokatti Ski Resort (Ski School)
19:00–20:00 Riders Meeting at Ála-Katti restaurant Vuokatti ski resort

9.2.2024 – Training day 
9:30–19:00 Training at Vuokatti Snowpark. Park is open for everybody.
13:00-14:00 Reshape (Park partly closed)
16:00-17:00 Reshape (Park partly closed)
17:00-18:00 Race office open at Vuokatti Ski Resort “Ski School” building
18:00-20:00 Trampoline & Skate session at Vuokatti Super Park. (Entry fee 6 €)
20:00-20:30 Riders Meeting at Vuokatti Super Park (Free entry to riders meeting)

10.2.2024 – Slopestyle Kids & Groms – Training day for Rookies and Open + Rail Jam
9:00-9:30 Race office open at Vuokatti Ski Resort “Ski School” building
9:30-10:15 Warm-up kids and groms
10:30-11:10 Qualification grom girls
11:10-13:00 Qualification grom boys
13:00-13:45 Lunch break & Rookie/Open training
13:45-14:30 Finals warm-up
14:40-17:00 Finals kids and groms
17:15-18:00 Rail Jam
18:00 Prize-giving Ceremony at Vuokatti Snowpark
19:00 Kätfish LIVE at Ála-Katti restaurant Vuokatti ski resort *FREE OF CHARGE
11.2.2024 – Slopestyle Rookies & Open 

9:00-9:30 Race office open at Vuokatti Ski Resort “Ski School” building
9:30-10:15 Warm-up rookies and open
10:30-13:00 Qualification rookie girls
11:20-13:00 Qualification rookie boys
13:00-13:45 Lunch break
13:45-14:30 Finals warm-up
14:40-17:00 Finals
17:00 Prize-giving Ceremony at Vuokatti Snowpark

Organization reserves the right to make changes.

Age groups

Kids: 1st of January 2013 and after
Groms: after 1st of January 2008
Rookies: 1st of January 2006 to the 31st of December 2008


2 all-inclusive tickets for the 2024 World Rookie Finals in Kaprun Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun (Austria), 2 Fall Camp tickets in Ruka (Finland). Prizes include tickets and coaching. All podium riders in Groms and Rookies will be qualified for the 2024 World Rookie Finals in Kaprun (Austria). Also goodies from our sponsors.

Qualified Riders

National team athletes can be registered directly by national snowboard federations (registration to be submitted by national secretary or national/regional coach)


Registration must be done by the national federation for the whole team by sending the application form to simo.suopanki@fsa.fi

Finnish athletes can be registered to the event through https://www.liveheats.com/fsa

Entry fee: 35 € (by card)
Bibs Deposit: ID or 30 € (cash)
Judging: with official judges and snowboard experts.
Park Shaping: Vuokatti Snowpark.
Transportation: Local bus service to Vuokatti available from Kajaani 
(Taxi from Kajaani to Vuokatti about 100 €)
Media Accreditation: Contact by e-mail registration@worldrookietour.com
TV Production & Pic: After the event, video highlights, footage and photos of the event will be available 
(contact registration@worldrookietour.com).


Hotel Aateli Hillside right next to the slopes. Rooms with drying cabinets.
Fully equipped apartments and villas in the slopes centre: saunas, kitchen, drying cabinets etc.

20 % discount with the code “ROOKIE TOUR” (on online system fill in after choosing the accommodation)

Valid for min. 2 nights’ reservations for the period of 8th-11th of Feb.

+358 44 555 2828

Note that if you have any special request for your accommodation just contact sales office.


Skipasses for competitors and coaches:

1 day  39 € /  child 6-12 y. 26 €
2 days 74 €/ child 6-12 y. 48 €
3 days 103 € / child 6-12 y 67 €
4 days 129 €/ child 6-12 y. 84 €
5 days 155 €/ child 6-12 y. 102 €
6 days 174 €/ child 6-12 y. 114 €
VAT 10 %, Skipass prices don’t include Keycard. Keycard 7 € (SkiData keycard)

Skipasses for competitors family members according to normal price list:

1 day  49 € /  child 6-12 y. 32 €
2 days 92 €/ child 6-12 y. 60 €
3 days 129 € / child 6-12 y 84 €
4 days 161 €/ child 6-12 y. 105 €
5 days 194 €/ child 6-12 y. 127 €
6 days 217 €/ child 6-12 y. 142 €

Skipass prices don’t include Keycard. Keycard 7 € (SkiData keycard)


Event producer
Simo Suopanki simo.suopanki@fsa.fi – Tel: +358505342177

World Rookie Tour Media Manager
Marco Sampaoli – marco@moonsrl.it – Tel +39.059.9783397 / +39.340.328.55.69 

World Rookie Tour Event Coordinator 
Meinhard Trojer – meinhardtrojer@powdern.com – Tel +43.650.56.37.424  

Finland Rookie Fest is sponsored by Vuokatti Ski Resort, Blue Tomato, Kuoma, Burton, Nitro, TSG International,  Elle Erre & Red Bull.

Media Partners are Sequence, Boardriding.com, Prime Snowboarding & Quattro Media.

The World Rookie Tour is organized by Black Yeti company in collaboration with National and International Sports Associations and it is made possible by Red Bull, Blue Tomato, Völkl, Marker, TSG Protection, Surftolive.com, Elle-Erre, Nitro Snowboards and Moon. You can follow the World Rookie Tour on our international media partners Fuel.TV, Boardriding.com and Quattro Media. 

About World Rookie Fest

The World Rookie Tour is organized by the Black Yeti ssrl in collaboration with World Snowboard Federation, National Snowboard, Ski and Skateboard Associations, and selected action sports agencies. It was born in 2005 as a series of youth snowboard events and it consists now of a selection of high-quality international events for snowboard, Freeski, Skateboard and Surf, 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 action sports, 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 X Games Norway, Audi Nines, The Arctic Challenge, The Air & Style, The World Snowboarding Championships, Red Bull Roller Coaster, Simple Session, Mystic Sk8 Cup, invitations to professional photo & video shootings, and shooting trip all around the world. Every year the tour crowns the World Rookie Champions at the end of the season, during the World Rookie Finals, a unique event format where the best youngsters from almost 30 countries compete and have fun. More information at www.worldrookietour.com. 

About Black Yeti

The Black Yeti is an amateur sports club dedicated to the realization of Snowboard, Freeski, Skateboard and Surf projects for boys and girls up to 18 years of age, at international level. One of the most successful projects is the World Rookie Tour, the biggest and the most famous tour in the action sports world that attracts 3.000 young athletes from 30 nations to the events called ”Rookie Fest”, organized all over the world: Italy, Europe, North and South America, Oceania and Asia. The Rookie Fests program includes not only the competition but also many side activities such as avalanche and rescue clinics, workshops, and English talks. 

For Snowboard, Freeski and Skateboard Calendar, please check the last online version here. 

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