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Penken Park
Ready for the Season
29.11.2019

The first snow has fallen and our stoke levels rise. Why? In a few weeks, Penken Park opens its gates again and welcomes us to endless shred sessions. Read here what to expect this season and find out about this season’s events at Penken Park. By the way: this includes a rad European premiere!

A word in advance: Park Designer Norbert Benauer and Park Groomer Steff Morocutti are going to take care of Penken Park once again this season and they’ll make sure that you guys will find a park that is just right for your needs – playful and mad, with creative lines and monster jumps!

 
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Penken Park Team

When planning the park, Norbert and Steff rely on the feedback of their mates from the Penken Park Team. The pros forward their wishes, hints and ideas out of the rider perspective to the playground’s masterminds. But who is part of the team? The consultants of freestyle are Werni Stock, Tom Tramnitz, Alex Walch, Mario Wanger und Simo Peltola. Simo Peltola? Yes - you heard right! The Penken Park Team’s latest entry is coming from the far north and is the first freeskier of the clique. You might wanna check out his style? The best way to do so is by having a look at his Instagram profile (@speldo).

 
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Events

As you know, you don’t only find a top-notch setup at Penken Park, but also first-class contests, coachings and sessions. If you’re in Mayrhofen throughout the entire season (what we highly recommend by the way) you can look forward especially to these event days! And if you’re still thinking about when to come to Zillertal, then we suggest the following dates.

 

Austria Freeski Days – 3.1.2020

Free freeski coaching for groms between 8 and 16 years of age. Please find here all details and the link for the registration.  

 

Groms Open – 6.1.2020

By now, the season’s first contest is a fixed date in the Penken Park event calendar - rightfully so. All under-18-snowboarders can participate and have the chance to clear awesome prizes. Further information about the event and the registration process is available here.

 

Penken Battle – 1.2.2020

The QParks Tour is Europe’s biggest rookie tour and on February 1st, the contest series stops at Mayrhofen. All details regarding the registration, prize money and the sideshows of the one and only Penken Battle are soon accessible via the QParks Tour website. To get you warmed up, have a glimpse at last year’s recap clip!

Girls Shred Session Mayrhofen – 15.2.2020

Last season, Penken Park hosted the largest QParks Girls Shred Session ever! 80 female participants made their way to Mayrhofen and enjoyed a day full of ladies freestyle. Find all information about this
season’s free coaching session here and if you wonder what a Girls Shred Session looks like, check out last year’s flashback!

 
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Zillertal Välley Rälley – 29.2.2020 – 1.3.2020

Of course, the legendary Zillertal Välley Rälley swings by this season again. Groms and Pros, Rail Jam and Big Air and everything in between – this is the Välley Rälley’s special recipe. All details and ingredients are available on www.valleyralley.at

go-shred Penken Bingo – 14.3.2020

Just like every year, the shred-carpooling platform “go-shred” organizes its popular go-shred Penken Bingo. Land the tricks listed on your bingo sheet and win fine goodies. Please find further information here.

Ride Test Days – 28. – 29.3.2020

You consider acquiring new shredables? Check out the Ride Test Days and off you go! Have a look and find out what to expect here.

Snowbombing Mayrhofen – 13. – 18.4.2020

The festival classic of the Alps returns to Mayrhofen this April. Dreaming of fine spring sessions and massive parties on the same day? Snowbombing Mayrhofen in mid-April is your calling then. Check out the first announced acts on www.snowbombing.com

 

Penken Knuckle Huckle – No Kicker, no Problem

So, now things are getting serious. With the Penken Knuckle Huckle, the Mayrhofner Bergbahnen team in collaboration with QParks designed a very special treat. From March 20 – 21, 2020, Europe’s first knuckle-only-contest goes down in Mayrhofen! For the unlikely event that someone doesn’t know what this is about, we warmly recommend Episode 48 of the Penken Truth. One thing’s for sure, this event is going to be huge! First information and details regarding this highlight are available on  www.mayrhofner-bergbahnen.com/penken-knuckle-huckle.

 

Penken Truth

You wanna find the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Then we have something for you - the Penken Truth. Behind-the-scenes-footage, insider information and clips straight outta Penken Park. Stay tuned and stay true!

As you’ve seen – this season’s got something for everyone, so get your boards and twintips ready and start preparing the season with joyful ski gymnastics. Until the winter is up and rolling again and the Penken Park becomes ready to shred, you’ll be served with all news via Facebook and Instagram.

More Stuff

There´s no QParks Tour 2019/20 without the contest at the SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn! At the Schilthorn Open, motivated freeskiers and snowboarders will shred right before a breathtaking scenery for fame, glory, cash, goodies and more!

You are looking for a nice jib session on a special setup? Well, then you should not miss the Shred Poker Pizol on March 07, 2020 and bag some nice goodies and cash!

The QParks Tour stops at the legendary Penken Park in Mayrhofen in the Zillertal Valley.

The setup at Blue Tomato Kings Park Hochkönig has experienced substantial changes. Last weekend the Slope Area opened again with a fine selection of features. We talked to the mastermind behind the snowpark – Park Designer and Snowcat Operator Karl Sanderson. He tells us what has been going on in the park so far, his plans for the upcoming weeks and his favorite feature.

On February 1, 2020, freestyle returns to one of its cradles in Europe – the Penken Park in Mayrhofen. Penken Battle is the second stop of the QParks Tour and promises absolutely decent contest action for freeskiers and snowboarders.

February 2020 starts with a big bang at Superpark Planai. The finest of all girls events – the Blue Tomato Girls Day – returns to the snowpark in Schladming. Motivated shred ladies have the opportunity to dive into the world of freestyle while having experienced Blue Tomato coaches on-site. The motto is #girlsownthepark and rightfully so, because the girls take over Superpark Planai and enjoy a fine progression session. On top of that, a free lunch and mint goodies are waiting for all participants. Are you on board?

Shred and poker! During the Shred Poker Sessions we linger in peaceful harmony around the freestyle gambling table. Long story short: A laid-back session, BBQ, chips for tricks and goodies for chips. Read here about the dates and details of the gambling season 2020.

Whether you want to gain first freestyle experience or simply work on new tricks – the Weekly Freestyle School Obergurgl offers individual freestyle coaching for all levels.

GIRLS OWN THE PARK – that’s not just the slogan of the Girls Shred Sessions, it’s a mission! Therefore, all freestyle ladies can look forward to an event from girls for girls with a clear intention: Bringing girls into the snowparks, empowering them and fostering the female freestyle community!