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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

We are coming to the end of another exceptional season. Almost all QParks have gone on summer break. All but one. The SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn will remain open until April 25 and will give riders a few more rad days before summer arrives at Schilthorn.

This season we partnered up with GoPro in order to search for the QParks LINE OF THE YEAR. For one entire season you have the chance to capture your best, most creative and/or stylish, unique or simply favorite line in one of our QParks on camera – in other terms: we want to see your LINE OF THE YEAR 2021!

For the Parkrats of Schladming Christmas Eve 2020 was a very special one as there was an exciting present hidden under the Christmas Tree. The Superpark Planai & the Funslope opened their doors on the 24th of December, just in time for some Christmas and NYE holiday shreds. Freeskiers and Snowboarders could make the best out of 2020 and enjoy the last two weeks of this very interesting year lapping the Park. 2021 is packed with hope and the crew around the Superpark Planai want to welcome you with a very creative and fun Park-setup!

There’s a XL snowpark right in the wintersport heart of Austria that’s called Kitzbühel. And who thought that Kitzbühel is only about alpine skiing is proven wrong. After all, five areas filled with kickers, jibs and multi features will still everyone’s hunger for freestyle. On top, two well-known events will be the cherry on this seasons cake.

Always an early bird and ready for the next best session! The Snowpark Kreischberg leaves an impression on the parkrat folks with its early opening date. The Murauer Playground is, as per usual, one of the first non-glacier-parks that can build up a park. This is year it can also be a really exciting Christmas present! The lifts will open and so will the Snowpark Kreischberg on the 24th of December 2020!

2020 is coming to an end. And even though no one will miss this year, the end of it brings something amazing: snow! The mountains of Mayrhofen in the Zillertal have been covered in white gold over and over again in the last few weeks and left us dreaming of an early start of the season in the Penken Park.

Even the longest summer break of all times eventually comes to an end, that’s why we want to give you an update on what’s cooking in our 40 QParks all over the Alps.

Even though Covid-19 makes things more difficult and uncertain regarding the coming winter season, one thing should give hope to all shredqueens who can’t wait for the season to start: The Girls Shred Sessions will be back – with smaller groups, an exclusive coaching atmosphere and good vibes only.

Since years, this park has been one of the highlights in the Bernese Alps, not only because of the impressive mountain-giants surrounding it: Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The SKYLINE SNOWPARK will once again the cherry on top of this breathtaking scenery and is prepared with a massive setup and many new obstacles to surprise.