Talma 2.2.2023

9.-12.2.2023 VUOKATTI

Welcome to Vuokatti, Finland. Vuokatti is a legendary place for freestyle snowboarding in Finland. Finnish Snowboard Academy has been there since 2004 and also Olympic training center for winter sports is located in Vuokatti. Vuokatti ski resort has two amazing snowparks made by Schneestern.

In QKLS Rookie Fest Vuokatti we have many extra activities like skateboarding session, SafeShred session and rail jams on the slopes.

QKLS Rookie fest is part of the QKLS Tour 2023 and here is every series from kids to open.


RECAP 21-22


9.2.2023 – ARRIVAL DAY

9.30–19.00 Training at Vuokatti Snowpark. Park is open for everybody.
17.00–19.00 Riders, coach and media registrations. Payment of entry Fee (only in card) and accommodation packages (cash and credit card). Bibs Distribution. All at Race Office – Vuokattisport conference room Portti
19.00 –20.00 Riders Meeting at Ála-Katti restaurant Vuokatti ski resort

10.22.2023 – TRAINING DAY

9.30-17.00 All park is open for everybody
18.00-20.00 SafeShred Trampoline & Skate session at Vuokatti Super Park (Entry fee 6€)
20.00-20.30 Riders Meeting at Vuokatti Super Park


8.00-9.00 Race office open at Vuokatti resort
9.30 – 10.15 Warm-up
10.30-13.00 Qualification
13.00 – 13.45 Lunch break
13.45-14.30 Finals warm-up
14.40-17.00 Finals
17.15-18 Rail jam
18.00 Prize-giving Ceremony at Vuokatti Snowpark


8.00-9.00 Race office open at Vuokattisport conference room Portti
9.30 – 10.15 Warm-up
10.30-13.00 Qualification
13.00 – 13.45 Lunch break
13.45-14.30 Finals warm-up
14.40-17.00 Finals
17.30 Prize-giving Ceremony at Vuokatti Snowpark

Organization reserves the right to make changes.


Open 2004 and older
Rookies (1.1. 2005-31.12.2007)
Groms (1.1.2008-31.12.2011)
Kids (1.1.2012 and younger)


2 All-inclusive tickets for the 2023 World Rookie Finals in Kaprun Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun (Austria), 2 Spring Camp tickets in Ruka. Including tickets and coaching.

All podium riders will be qualified for the 2023 World Rookie Finals in Kaprun (Austria).

Goodies from the sponsors.


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


Registration must be done by the National Federation for the whole “National Team” by sending the application form to ville.puominen@fsa.fi

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

Entry fee 35 € (card)


Local bus service to Vuokatti available from Kajaani (taxi from Kajaani to Vuokatti about 100 €)


Contact by e-mail registration@worldrookietour.com


After the event video highlights, footage and photos of the event will be available (contact registration@worldrookietour.com).


Sport Apartment 4-6 person, 46 m²: 125 €/night (minimum 2 nights) https://vuokattisport.fi/en/sport-apartments/
Vuokatti Chalets 4 person, 45 – 54 m²: 150 €/night (minimum 2 nights) https://vuokattisport.fi/en/vuokatti-chalets/

Sales office booking: sales@vuokattisport.fi Tel. +35886191500

Sales office open: Mon-Fri 8am–4pm

If you have any special requests for your accommodation just contact sales office.


Rookie Fest 23 competitors and coaches:

1 day 36 € / child 6-12 y. 25 €
2 days 67 €/ child 6-12 y. 46 €
3 days 94 € / child 6-12 y 65 €
4 days 117 € / child 6-12 y. 81 €
5 days 141 € / child 6-12 y. 98 €

VAT 10 %, Skipass prices don’t include Keycard. Keycard 7 € (SkiData keycard)

Skipasses for competitors family members according to normal price list:

1 day 44 € / child 6-12 y. 31 €
2 days 84 € / child 6-12 y. 58 €
3 days 117 € / child 6-12 y 81 €
4 days 146 € / child 6-12 y. 101 €
5 days 176 €/ child 6-12 y. 122 €

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


Vuokatti, Blue Tomato, Burton, Kuoma, Urheilu Mehiläinen, TSG International, Jail Jam, Elle Erre. Media Partner: Sequence, Boardriding.com, Prime Snowboarding, Quattro Media.

The event is energized by Red Bull.

Organization Finnis Snowboard association in cooperation with WSF and Black Yeti

Organization: Finnish Snowboard association

Official Website: www.worldrookietour.com

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, Burton, Nitro, Völkl, Marker, Union Bindings, TSG Protection, Level Gloves, Surftolive.com, Jail Jam, Elle-Erre Easy Flag, Blue Tomato and Urheilu Mehiläinen. You can follow the World Rookie Tour on our international media partners Boardriding.com, Prime Snowboarding, Prime Skiing, Sourge Skateboarding, Sequence Magazine and Quattro Media.

2022-2023 World Rookie Tour Calendar

Check the last updated version of the WRT calendar here: Calendar – World Rookie Tour

Follow the World Rookie Tour online:
Web: www.worldrookietour.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/worldrookietour
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour
Mail: info@worldrookietour.com


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.


Contact for Info and Media

Ville Puominen, email: ville.puominen@fsa.fi / tel: +358407150954

Local Event Organizer

Simo Suopanki, email. simo.suopanki@fsa.fi / tel: +358505342177

International Media Manager WRT

Marco Sampaoli, email: marco@moonsrl.it / tel: 0039.059.9783397 / 0039.340.3285569

International Event Coordinator WRT

Meinhard Trojer, email: meinhardtrojer@powdern.com/ tel: +43.650.5637424