* Please be aware the live stream may not be available in your location.
The grand finale of the World Rookie Snowboard Tour, to identify the top young snowboarders in the world. Originally planned to take place in Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria again (for the 4th year) but the venue had to be changed to Better Park Hintertux, Austria.
Freeski & Snowboard Schedule - all times are local time CEST (UTC+2 hours)
SUN 25th April: Arrival day
MON 26th April: Training day (09:30 – 15:00)
TUE 27th April: Qualification day (09:30 – 15:00) - LIVE
WED 28th April: Finals day (09:30 – 15:00) - LIVE
WED 28.04.2021: Arrival day
THU 29.04.2021: Training day (09:30 – 15:00)
FRI 30.04.2021: Qualification day (09:30 – 15:00) - LIVE - see below for updates
SAT 01.05.2021: Finals day (09:30 – 15:00) - LIVE - see below for updates
(SUN 02.05.2021: General Reserve Day Tbd)
The Qualifications & Finals for both Freeski & Snowboard will be BROADCAST LIVE by the Boardriding team on YouTube channel (see the links in the Live Stream section above).
In 2021 the venue for WRT Finals is Betterpark Hintertux located on the top of the Hintertux glacier, the highest and snowiest freestyle spot of Austria and rated as one of the best snowparks of the alps.
The event will assign the 2021 World Rookie Champions title for Snowboard and Freeski and tons of amazing prizes: the snowboard and freeski, male and female, rookie champions will be qualified for the 2021.22 FIS World Cup, invitations to the 2022 Absolute Spring Battle, invitations to the WRT Shooting for the best riders of the event, many surf experience in Santander offered by SurftoLive.com, snowboard and freeski equipment offered by our sponsors Burton, Union, TSG, Blue Tomato, Jail Jam, Volkl, Marker, Level and more.
Entry Criteria to the 2021 World Rookie Finals:
- Due to the Covid-19 Restrictions in Austria, only riders born from 2003 till 2007 and with active FIS-Licence are allowed to partcipate. Participants will be divided in 2 age groups: Rookies 2003-2005 and Groms 2006-2007.
- The top 3 riders, male and female, rookie and grom, from every previous World Rookie Tour event from season 2019/20 and 2020/21 are qualified. In addition every National Association is allowed to register 5 snowboarders and 5 freeskiers (2 rookie men, 1 rookie girl, 1 grom men, 1 grom girl).
- In addition for snowboard only, are qualified also the top 20 riders from World Rookie Rank and top 10 riders from Grom Rank by April the 16th.
Link to Freeski Live Heats: https://liveheats.com/events/5184
SNOWBOARD SLOPESTYLE | CONTEST FORMAT
!!UPDATE!! SNOWBOARD SLOPESTYLE QUALIFICATIONS, PROGRAM FOR SATURDAY 1st MAY
10:00 - 10:30 | Training ROOKIE MEN Heat 1 + ROOKIE MEN Heat 2
10:30 - 10:45 | Reshape
10:45 - 12:15 | Quali ROOKIE MEN Heat 1 + ROOKIE MEN Heat 2
12:15 - 13:00 | Training GROM MEN + WOMEN (All Girls together, categories will be splitted afterwards)
13:00 - 13:15 | Reshape
13:15 - 14:45 | Quali GROM MEN + WOMEN (All Girls together, categories will be splitted afterwards)
Each rider will take 2 runs – Best Run counts
Advance to finals
Top 4 GROM Women
Top 6 ROOKIE Women
Top 8 GROM Men
Top 16 ROOKIE Men (Top 8 from Heat 1, Top 8 from Heat 2)
IN CASE THE FINAL WILL NOT HAPPEN DUE TO BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS THE QUALIFICATIONS RANKS WILL BE USED AS FINALS RANKS
***Qualifications on 30th April did go down but all the results had to be revoked as only some of the Rookies finished their runs and it's important to assure fair equal conditions for all the contestants.***
Event teasers and highlights:
World Rookie Snowboard Finals - Hintertux, Austria 2021 on Facebook
World Rookie Snowboard Finals - Hintertux, Austria 2021 on Instagram
World Rookie Snowboard Finals - Hintertux, Austria 2021 on Vimeo
World Rookie Snowboard Finals - Hintertux, Austria 2021 on Boardriding