From 2nd to 3rd March the first Freeski World Rookie Fest in Europe took place in Innsbruck, Austria. Under great conditions, a perfect shaped park by the Skyline Park Crew and blue skies, the international rider field showed an incredible riding level and what we have to expect in the future on the Freeski Rookie Tour.
The Nordkette Skyline Park above Innsbruck played host to the event.
First Place Grom Girls went to Ksenia Orlova from Russia. She showed incredible riding skills and impressed the spectators with a railslide on the first rail, a stylish left misty 720 mute on the first jump, a rightside 360 mute on the last kicker and another railslide on the final rail.
Ksenia with a nice rightside 360 mute. Photo: Simon Rainer
Ksenia bags the flat-down rail on her way to the win. Photo: Simon Rainer
Ksenia take the win in the Girls Grom category. Photo: Simon Rainer
Nico Huber from Austria conquered the Rookie Boys podium with a nice blindside 450, a switch left Cork 540 safety, a leftside double cork 1260 safety and a switch lipslide on the last eail.
Nalu Nussbaum on his way to second place in the Rookie category with a nice dub flat 7.
Nico Huber took the win in the Rookie Boys category. Photo: Simon Rainer
Rookie Boys category winners: 1st Nico Huber, 2nd Nalu Nussbaum, 3rd Nicolas Biembacher. Photo: Simon Rainer
The first place Grom Boys went as well to Austria. With a blindside 450, a switch left cork 540 double Japan on the first and a left double cork 900 safety on the second kicker, and a front swap on the down rail, Daniel Bacher could convince the judges and is now qualified for the Freeski Finals at Seiser Alm.
Daniel Bacher swaggin' on the cork 7 blunt. Photo: Simon Rainer
Grom Boys winners: 1st Daniel bacher, 2nd Gian Andre Bolinger, 3rd Nico Hausenberg. Photo: Simon Rainer
Congratulations to all the winners, and see you soon at the Freeski World Rookie Finals which will be held at Seiser Alm, Italy.
Get 'em started young!