Grind for Life Series at Zephyrhills 2018
27/01/2018 - 27/01/2018
El Gato Classic 2018
26/01/2018 - 28/01/2018
Old Man Bowl Jam - Tampa 2018
02/02/2018 - 02/02/2018
Sport Chek Air Nation - Sun Peaks 2018
22/01/2018 - 24/01/2018
FIS Europa Cup - Vars 2018
23/01/2018 - 24/01/2018
Freeride World Qualifier - RED Mountain Canada 2018
Women's Ron Jon Florida Pro 2018 pres by Florida State Sunshine Lager
18/01/2018 - 24/01/2018
Men's Florida Pro 2018 pres by Florida State Sunshine Lager
ISA World Longboard Surfing Championship 2018
19/01/2018 - 25/01/2018
Industry and event happenings
The Black Yeti is happy to announce that the video of the 2017 World Rookie Shooting is finally online!
Riders at 2017 World Rookie Shooting.
Livigno and Mottolino Snowpark welcomed over 100 competitors from 11 different Nations aged 9 to 18, competing in this year DEEJAY Xmasters World Rookie Fest.
DEEJAY Xmasters World Rookie Fest, Mottolino Snowpark, Livigno, Italy, January 2018.
Eight Special Olympics Athletes Paired with X Games Teammates for Live Streamed Unified Snowboard Race at X Games Aspen 2018
Last weekend a whole bunch of riders from a whole bunch of different countries competed with each other at the Blue Tomato Plan P. With bluebird, a sweet contest line, fine sounds, BBQ and a cake, the Planai hosted one big freestyle party last Saturday.
We had a blast!
Taking part in the World Rookie Tour not only means to compete against the best riders coming from different nations, but it also means to have the chance to win prestigious awards! Therefore the Black Yeti is happy to announce that this year the winner of the World Rookie Finals that will be held in Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria from the 10th to the 15th April 2018, will be rewarded with an invitation to participate to one of the best event ever: the X Games Norway 2018!
The first stop of the QParks Tour at the Snowpark Schöneben was planned to be one big freestyle party, as there was enough to celebrate: 15 years QParks, the beginning of the tour and last, but not least the brilliant work of the shapecrew, that managed to build a sweet contest line even though it dropped masses of fresh pow the days before. Only the weather seemed to be in a bad mood, but that didn´t stop anyone from partying.
Battle Rojal switches to jibbing in foggy conditions at Snowpark Schoeneben.
Here we go! On to the next Billabong presents: Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards event at Zillertal Arena! On January 20th and 21st, the Actionpark Kreuzwiese in Zell am Ziller will stage the second tourstop of Austria´s most popular Snowboard Amateur Series. The registration for freebie freestyle coachings and open slopestyle contest is open.
One of the competitors during 2015/2016 Zillertal Välley Rälley tour at Zillertal Arena, Zell am Ziller, Austria, January 2016.
On January 13 you won’t have a plan a. There’s only a Plan P, because the QParks Tour is in town and the Superpark Planai will once again host the Blue Tomato Plan P! Show your style and win worthy points for the Tour, tons of sweet goodies and massive prize cash. Get ready for the finest contest action in the Schladming-Dachstein Region!
Superpark Planai, Schladming/Austria, February 2017.
Where new stars shine and snowboard families meet! The Deejay XMasters World Rookie Fest 13th edition will take place at the Mottolino Snowpark in Livigno, Italy, one of the most famous snowparks in the European Alps, from the 20th to the 25th January 2018. To everyone looking for some freestyle action, World Rookie Fest returned with Deejay XMasters, the most famous Italian freestyle event!
The Girls Shred Sessions are back again! Also in the winter 2018, female riders will have a shredalicious time – QParks takes care of that with a number of events. Together with experienced coaches they’ve set themselves the goal to gather as many girls as possible in the snowpark, where they can work on their shred skills. During 7 sessions in 7 snowparks the girls will receive tips and tricks about shredding by professional snowboard and freeski coaches.
2017's QParks Girls Shred Session #1, at Snow Park Obergurgl, Austria, January 2017.
The Black Yeti is proud of all rookies, even this year the Corvatsch Rookie Fest was a blast. The beautiful mountain landscape and the amazing set up of Corvatsch Snowpark made the event memorable.
Grom girls podium with Lena Müller (SUI) in 1st place, Bianca Gisler (SUI) in 2nd spot & Mia Brookes (GBR) with a bronze medal, at Corvatsch Rookie Fest, Corvatsch 3303 Ski Resort, Switzerland, December 2017.
Finally the official calendar of the 13th edition of the World Rookie Tour has been announced! The first two stops, the NZ Rookie Fest and the World Rookie Rail Jam by Skipass, were a blast. Now the tour goes on with spectacular events in North America, Asia and in Europe, where will take place for the first time the Valle d'Aosta Rookie Fest from the 21st to the 25th February 2018 at the amazing snowpark in Pila, Northern Italy, surrounded by the highest and the most beautiful mountains of the Alps.
On December 16th and 17th 2017, the Billabong presents: Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards will be kicking off into the fifth round at Hochzillertal-Kaltenbach! The online registration starts on December, 1st on www.valleyralley.at. Andreas monEpic Monsberger has put a nice preview together to shorten your waiting time for a great season in the Zillertal - it's the video a bit further down so check it out!
The long-awaited Corvatsch Rookie Fest is getting very close to time! So get ready because from the 13th to the 17th of December you will have chance to win the ticket and the qualification spot for the 2018 World Rookie Finals in Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria.
When the four buddies and founding fathers of QParks started to build kickers 15 years ago, no one could imagine where the journey would lead to. Jan, Jürgen, Paul and Andi least of all. At some point, their raw passion evolved into QParks and thanks to your incredible support over all those years and our awesome community we can now look back on 15 crazy years.
Scenic view of Soelden Park, April 2016
Turbo Dojo is the 20th juicy snow-filled offering from the Absinthe crew and looks to be another truly epic journey. These lads know how to entertain. They also clearly love and live for the ride.
As the biggest rookie contest series in the Alps, the QParks Snowboard Tour will once again live up to its name: At nine stops in four countries, the aspiring rookies gather not only important points for their moves but also first experience in the professional contest business. Under the eyes of internationally experienced judges, they will perform their best tricks – after all it’s also about cash and goodies worth a total of about 15.000€. Also the riders may qualify for the crowning finale – the “Game of Diamonds” – which will go down at Snowpark Obergurgl for the first time.
Anna Gasser (AUT) and Chris Corning (USA) have prevailed in the 2017-18 FIS Big Air World Cup season's opener which took place in Milan, Italy tonight at the Big Air and the City fest which once again attracted a massive crowd to the EXPerience Park.
Women's Podium at Milan Big Air World Cup with 2nd Katie Ormerod (GBR), 1st Anna Gasser (AUT) and 3rd Sina Candrian (SUI), November 2017, at Experience Milano, Italy.
The second edition of the World Rookie Rail Jam by Skipass came to an end and also this year the Rookies and the Groms were welcomed by the warm Italian temperature at Skipass tradeshow in Modena. The participants had the opportunity to compete on the best urban rail set up in Europe, designed and built by the shapers of F-Tech company based in South Tyrol.
The rookie winners at the World Rookie Rail Jam by Skipass, at Modena, Italy, October 2017: 1 Philip Schwan (SUI), 2 Cedric Neff (SUI) & 3 Nick Puenter (SUI).
Mitchell Davern, winner of Halfpipe Rookie Boys category at 2017 New Zealand Rookie Fest at Cardrona Alpine Resort, New Zealand.
World Snowboarding to replace the World Snowboard Tour
The New Logo
The Freeride World Tour returns in 2018 with 45 riders, 4 categories, 3 continents, 5 stops with 2 new destinations! It’s gonna be an epic winter season!!
The finals of the Snowboard Halfpipe provided an exciting finish to the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ World Cup schedule at Cardrona Alpine Resort today.
Chloe Kim (USA) and her winning performance during halfpipe World Cup finals at Audi quattro Winter Games NZ at Cardrona Alpine Ski Resort, Wanaka, New Zealand, on September 8, 2017.
Jamie Anderson (USA) and Marcus Kleveland (NOR) have prevailed in the Slopestyle World Cup opener which took place down under as part of the Audi quattro Winter Games New Zealand staged in Cardrona Alpine Ski Resort, New Zealand this Monday.
Women's Slopestyle Podium at the 2017 Audi quattro Winter Games NZ/FIS Snowboard World Cup. From left: Miyabi Onitsuka from Japan (2nd), Jamie Anderson from USA (1st) and Zoi Sadowski-Synnott from New Zealand (3rd). At Cardrona Ski Resort, Wanaka New Zealand, September 4.
The competitive snowboard season 2016/17 is behind us. It was filled with amazing moments of progression, creativity, consistency and upsets. Riders travelled the globe to compete at Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Air events, always collecting WSPL points. Today we are crowning the 2016/17 WSPL Champions.
Anna Gasser, the 2017 Slopestyle WSPL (The World Snowboarding Points List) Champion.
Introduced in 2016, the SSA Park and Pipe Series brings together five competitive events that have been running independently of each other for many years. Through international sanctioning with the Association of Free Ski Professionals (AFP), the World Snowboard Tour (WST), and the International Ski Federation (FIS), the series supports a comprehensive national competition pathway where every athlete registered for the series will be added to the World Ranking lists.
When all parks around you are closed, the season at Superpark Dachstein is just starting! About 35 obstacles are awaiting you there and all of them have been extensively tested at last weekend’s Girls Shred Session. To cut a long story short: The girls rated it “shredable” and - thanks to an excellent coaching - they are now highly motivated to keep working on their skills.
Effective immediately, the two powerhouses of competitive and grass roots snowboarding, TTR Pro Snowboarding (TTR) and the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) have decided to become united and form one joint organisation.
Calling all girls: Season is not over yet, because on May 20, we´ll be shredding at Superpark Dachstein all day long. The Girls Shred Sessions are back! That means you’ll be conquering the setup together with other like-minded girls, in order to unleash plenty of new moves with a little help of professional coaches.
10th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 30/04/2017, Superpark Dachstein, Schladming-Dachstein Region, Austria. Dachstein was calling: The finals on April 30 marked both the conclusion of the QParks Snowboard Tour and a dignified start of the glacier spring sessions the same time. After a contest journey all the way through Austria, Italy and Switzerland, the riders were welcomed with bluebird and a challenging pro kicker line for the final showdown. Accordingly stoked were the riders of the jam-packed setup.