Industry and event happenings
Black Yeti announces dates and locations for the 2022 snowboard and freeski finals of the World Rookie Tour. Madonna di Campiglio in Italy, Trentino, and Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun in Austria, are thrilled to host hundreds of young aspiring professionals, making them live one of the most unforgettable experiences of their sports lives.
World Rookie Tour is an unmissable opportunity for those who want to transform their passion into a well-defined professional career. World Rookie Tour can confirm that even in 2022: our World Rookie Champions of snowboard and freeski, both male and female, will have a place secured in the next season of the FIS World Cup Tour, and many other incredible prizes to support their career. The future is here at the World Rookie Tour!
5 Nov 2021
Anna Gasser has changed women’s snowboarding forever, smashing glass ceilings, and decoding tricks for future generations of snowboarders. The Spark Within is an outstanding documentary about Anna Gasser’s meteoric rise from gymnast to unarguably the most progressive, competitive and unquestionably passionate female snowboarder of our time, looking at the influence her closest friends, injury and her inner spark have contributed to her journey.
Anna Gasser poses for a portrait at the Red Bull Performance Camp in Saas Fee, Switzerland on 30 September, 2021.
4 Nov 2021
Finnish snowboarder Eero Ettala first appeared on the international snowboarding scene back in 2005 and he continues to break new ground in his long career. This time he's progressing things with a cutting-edge project where he transformed a snow castle into a trick paradise. Here is all you need to know:
Eero Ettala at Snowcastle at Kittilä, Finland in April 2021.
3 Nov 2021
ESPN X Games announced today that X Games Aspen 2022 will return to Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen Snowmass with 100 of the world’s best action sports athletes competing in 14 disciplines from Jan. 21-23. For the 21st consecutive year, Buttermilk will host X Games Aspen for 13.5 hours of live coverage on ESPN and ABC and will be presented across the globe through international syndication partners. Fans can also follow @XGames across digital and social media platforms for behind-the-scenes, athlete-curated and complementary content that enhance the X Games Aspen telecasts.
2 Nov 2021
The World Surf League (WSL) North America Qualifying Series (QS) prepares for its first-ever stop in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, with the Jacksonville Super Girl Surf Pro QS 3,000 beginning November 12-14. The Super Girl Surf series increases its purpose-driven events with a maiden appearance in Florida and will host a plethora of world-class athletes at the Jacksonville Beach Pier.
1 Nov 2021
Here's an awesome snowboard history photobook project from Patrick Armbruster. Definitely want to see this come alive... so to get your hands on one, head over to Indiegogo and help make it happen!
28 Oct 2021
The annual winter Dew Tour to be held at Copper Mountain this December 16-19 – will serve as a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Olympic qualifying event for men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle snowboarding and freeskiing competitions. It is the second year the Winter Dew Tour will be held at Copper Mountain, after hosting a successful event at the resort in 2020.
Pictured: Red Gerard.
- Championship Tour Surfers Score Big Requalifying Points in France - Michel Bourez Raises French Flag All the Way to Final -
The Winners & Finalists of the Quiksilver and ROXY Pro France 2021.
25 Oct 2021
Chasing endless snowboarding challenges all over the resort of Avoriaz, France for a whole day of riding galore, then jumping straight into a kick ass party with live music at night… The 2021 edition of Volcom’s SPOT TO SPOT is happening on DECEMBER 11th! Join Arthur Longo and the Volcom team to kickstart the season the best way possible!
The 2021/22 FIS Snowboard World Cup season officially got underway on Saturday at a brand new venue that seems destined to be a highlight stop on the circuit for years to come, as a massive, pumped-up crowd was on hand to watch Kokomo Murase (JPN) and Jonas Boesiger (SUI) claim the first World Cup victories of their careers at the Big Air Chur.
Women's podium at Big Air Chur, first FIS World Cup of 2021/22 season, L-R: 2nd Anna Gasser (AUT), 1st Kokomo Murase (JPN) & 3rd Jasmine Baird (CAN), in Chur, Switzerland, October 23, 2021.
23 Oct 2021
- Piter and Gonzalez Etxabarri Win Quiksilver and ROXY Junior Pro 40 - Amatriain & Gonzalez Etxabarri Claim 2021 European Junior Titles - Next Up: Challenger Series at Culs Nus -
The winners of the event, Janire Gonzalez Etxabarri (ESP) and Sam Piter (FRA).
14 Oct 2021
- Honolua Blomfield and Joel Tudor Claim 2021 World Titles at Jeep® Malibu Classic pres. by Havaianas - Blomfield and Tudor Boast Historic Third World Titles - Alice Lemoigne Finishes Season Strong Winning Event- Ben Skinner Earns Career-Best Runner-up -
2021 WSL Longboard Champions Joel Tudor (USA) (L) and Honolua Blomfield (HAW) (R).
13 Oct 2021
- Clean Sweep for Hawaii as Lau and Silva take the top spots - Silva Finds Buzzer-Beater, Claims Career’s Biggest Win - Lau Caps Off Massive Week with Victory in Portugal - Major Moves on Challenger Series Rankings Mid-Season -
Hawaiians rocket up the rankings at the 2021 MEO Vissla Pro Ericeira.
11 Oct 2021
From the heart of the Alps, Innsbruck, Austria, hosted the 2021 edition of the World Rookie Skateboard Finals and welcomed 70 skateboarders from 17 different nations, pre-selected through a series of 10 WRT qualifying events across the Europe and Japan.
* Raimu Sasaki (JPN) wins the title of 2021 World Rookie Skateboard Male Champion & his brother Raimu Sasaki (JPN) is the 2021 World Grom Skateboard Male Champion!
* Aoi Ishimaru (JPN) grabs the 2021 World Rookie Skateboard Female Champion title & Liv Broder (SUI) earns the tile of 2021 World Grom Skateboard Female Champion
* Relive the finals - watch the replay of live broadcast on YouTube that was with pleasure delivered by the Boardriding.com team
* Don't miss the links to the full photo-gallery and Ranking, and check out the highlights video!
Rookie Girls podium at the 2021 World Rookie Skate Finals at Skatehalle Innsbruck, Austria, October 3, L-R: 2nd Lena Muller (SUI), 1st Aoi Ishimaru (JPN) & 3rd Alisa Fessl (AUT). Big congratulations!
Cover picture: Raimu Sasaki (JPN) in action during the 2021 WRT Skate Finals, about to become the 2021 World Rookie Skateboard Champ!
7 Oct 2021
The freestylers open the new contest season with the BIG AIR CHUR. On 22/23 October 2021, freeskiers and snowboarders will begin the Olympic winter together. This and the set-up as a sports and music festival are the reasons why everyone wants to be at the FIS World Cup kick-off at the Obere Au in Chur, Graubünden. The registration and waiting list is abuzz with names and nations. Meaning everyone and their kitchen sink want to be there at the take-off.
Skiing and snowboarding action from autumn to early summer: Kitzsteinhorn at Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, enters the 2021/22 winter season with a broad offer in freestyle and freeride. After the start of the ski season on October 9, 2021, the Glacier Park will open its doors seven days later. From October 16, snowboarders and skiers will find a unique range of snow parks at the Kitzsteinhorn until May, as the Superpipe and Easy Park will open in December, and the Central Park and South Central Park will follow in the new year. But that’s not all: with its fine freeride and ski touring routes, Salzburg’s only glacier ski area is also a treat for powder fans, ski tourers and splitboarders.
Pictured: Rene Rinnekangas in action at Kitzsteinhorn's Superpipe, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria.
6 Oct 2021
Under blue skies and best snow park conditions numerous freestyle-snowboarders returned to snow last weekend up at Hintertux glacier to finally get back on the board, which means the world to them. Traditionally the Hotzone.tv Park Opening Hintertux is the winter kick-off for snowboarders, the 17th edition this year took place from September 30th – October 3rd, 2021. An excellent park setup and good weather contributed to high spirits and motivated riders all around.
Pictured: Werni Stock during Werni Stock Invitational, a big air contest that went down during the 17th Hotzone.tv Park Opening at Betterpark Hintertux, Austria, on October 1 2021.
5 Oct 2021
Yesterday (2nd Oct.), the biggest European AM Skate Contest Tour culminated with the Grande Finale in Innsbruck. 42 skaters (including 11 girls) competed for the title, prize money (Men & Women: 1st place 1000 €, 2nd place 750 € & 3rd place 500€) and a once in a lifetime chance to win the STS Skate sponsored winner trip to California.
Congratulations to the best three female riders of the Blue Tomato X Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe 2021 Finals who battled it out on October 2 at Skatehalle Innsbruck in Austria. Pictured: L-R: 2nd Julia Placek, 1st Liv Broder & 3rd Jeromine Louvet!
3 Oct 2021
World Rookie Tour, the most important international reference for all young athletes who want to earn a space in the professionalism of action sports, will debut in the world of surfing in 2021 with one of the most important youth events of Italian scene: Nimbus Surf Hero.
2021 is the year the Black Yeti is adding surfboard to his collection, right next to snowboard, skateboard & freeski.
1 Oct 2021
Snowboarders from all over the world gather this weekend at Hintertux glacier for the very first Snowpark Opening of the winter season 2021/22. The Betterpark HIntertux is in the spotlight at the 17th Hotzone.tv Park Opening in Hintertux.
Flo Corzelius shredding Betterpark Hintertux.
30 Sep 2021
This Sunday - 3.10.2021 - the Boardriding team will be livestreaming all day from the World Rookie Tour Skateboard finals in Skatehalle Innsbruck!
With skaters coming from Argentina, Austria, France, Romania and of course Italy, the first edition of the Modena Rookie Fest showcased a great level of skateboarding, not only in the competition venue, but also during some street sessions. In fact the program of the event was not based only on a competition, but included as well a touristic visit of Modena city Center where several UNESCO heritage are located, Italian food experience, night session and street session with local guide and a professional media crew.
Competitors at the Modena Rookie Fest 2021 were also treated to some great street sessions in the city.
- Simmers and Colapinto Claim Maiden Challenger Series Wins in California Sweep - Simmers Defeats an In-Form Gabriela Bryan, Colapinto Claims Long-Awaited Major Win - Crucial Points for Coco Ho and Nolan Rapoza with Semifinal Finishes - Hometown Heroes Fall Just Shy of Historic Third Titles -
Caitlin Simmers (USA) (L) and Griffin Colapinto (USA (R) claim their first major WSL wins in Huntington Beach, California.
28 Sep 2021
From the mind of Ryan Sheckler comes the second edition of Red Bull Solus, a digital skate contest challenging 17 of the world’s leading men’s and women’s professional skateboarders competing to deliver the best continuous line from the SC Sandlot, Sheckler’s private skate park in San Clemente, California.
Skatepark course at Red Bull SOLUS in San Clemente, California, USA on 10 September, 2021.