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Penken Knuckle Huckle is goin’ down from 20 to 21 March

From March 20 to 21 2020 the snowboarding community will gather at the legendary Penken Park in Mayrhofen. For the first time on alpine soil, a contest will go down that solely concentrates on sending it big over a massive knuckle – 12.000 USD prize cash and massive parties included! We’re stoked to share the full story directly from Penken Park Mayrhofen with you guys:

We believe that snowboarding is not just about the biggest kickers or the longest rails. It’s about expressing yourself, being creative, showing style and having a good time with your friends. That’s why the Penken Knuckle Huckle boils freestyle snowboarding down to the essentials on the most reduced setup possible – a simple knuckle.

During the weekend, both, amateurs as well as pros get to send it for cash, goodies and the simple fun of shredding together. The amateurs will go big on Friday and can win wildcards for the pro contest which will go down on Saturday. While the contest on Friday will be judged by two selected pros, the session on Saturday will be riders-judged.

But wait a minute, what’s a weekend full of snowboarding without a party? That’s right, it’s still awesome! But with all that stoke in your veins you’re probably not going to bed at 9, are you? No, of course not. That’s why we’ll host not one but two massive parties after both contest days.

So, mark the weekend from March 20 to 21, 2020 blue and yellow in your calendars, ‘cause you don’t wanna miss this and we don’t wanna miss you!



Everyone can register for the Amateur Contest of the Penken Knuckle Huckle.

The winners of our 3 awards win 1.000 $ cash in total and one wildcard each for the Pro Contest on Saturday.

Best Trick – 250 $ and Wildcard

Best Drag – 250 $ and Wildcard

Knuckle King – 250 $ and Wildcard

In the evening we’re hosting a sweet meet & greet party at Scotland Yard together with the pros.



At the Pro Contest we’re giving away 4 awards with a total worth of 12.000 $.

Best Bail – 2.000 $

Best Trick – 2.000 $

Best Drag – 2.000 $

Knuckle King – 6.000 $

In the evening, a massive party goes down at Scotland Yard Pub with DJ Fu from the Wax Wreckaz.



Thursday, 19.03.2020

10.00 a.m. – 02.00 p.m. Open Training Pro und Amateur Pro Line


Friday, 20.03.2020

08.00 – 10.30 a.m. Open Training Pro & Amateur Contest Riders Registration Amateur Contest Pro Line Chill-out-Area
11.00 a.m. Riders Meeting Amateur Contest Chill-out-Area
11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Session Heat 1 Pro Line
12.30 – 01.30 p.m. Break & Pro Training Chill-out-Area
01.30 p.m. Riders Meeting Chill-out-Area
01.45 – 03.00 p.m. Session Heat 2 Pro Line
03.00 – 04.00 p.m. Open Training Pro Contest
03.30 p.m. Prize Giving Chill-out-Area
04.00 – 07.00 p.m. Registration Pro Contest Event Hotel Mayrhofen
07.00 – 07.30 p.m. Riders Meeting Pro Contest Event Hotel Mayrhofen
09.00 p.m. Knuckle Huckle Party Party Location


Saturday, 21.03.2020

08.00 – 10.30 a.m. Event Office (Riders / Industry / Media) Training & Warm Up Runs Valley Station Pro Line
11.00 a.m. Riders Meeting Chill-out-Area
11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Session Heat 1 Pro Line
12.30 – 01.30 p.m. Break Chill-out-Area
01.30 p.m. Riders Meeting Chill-out-Area
01.45 – 03.00 p.m. Session Heat 2 Pro Line
03.00 – 04.00 p.m. Show DJ Chill-out-Area
08.30 p.m. Prize Giving Party Location
09.00 p.m. Winners Party Party Location


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Vans Groms Open 2018

You´re eighteen or younger and eager to compete with kids at the same age? Or you want to join your first freestyle snowboard competition? Maybe you want to improve one of your last years results?  Or you simply want to enjoy an easy going competition with no pressure at all? Then take your chance and join the 11th edition of the Vans Groms Open at the Penken Park in Mayrhofen at the 6th of January 2018.


Park designer Norbert  Benauer from Vorarlberg and his crew will again stand for the perfectly shaped setup and therefore provide ideal conditions to carry out the slopestyle competition.The girls and boys will be judged by experienced judges from the World Snowboard Tour  in the different categories SUPER GROMS, GROMS, ROOKIES and GIRLS ONLY Presumably the setup of the slopestyle will be built up of  a rails or tube and three jumps with differnet sized take offs.

Besides an obligatory goodie bag you´re able to prizes from Vans, the Mayrhofner Bergbahnen and the local shop Greenroom. Overall Winner gets a wild card to the World Rookie Finals.


Saturday                   06.01.2018

08:30 – 09:30        Riders registration Horbergbahn Talstation

10:00 – 11:00          Open training at the  Penken Park

11:00                         Reshape, riders meeting at Vans riders tent

11:15 – 12:15            Qualifications

12:15                          Riders meeting at Vans riders tent

12:45 – 13:30          Finals

afterwards               Prize giving



Event                                    Vans Groms Open 2018
Date                                      Saturday, 6th of January 2018

Location                              Penken Park Mayrhofen (AUT)

Format                                 Slopestyle contest for participants up to 18 years

Start money                       44,- EUR including lift ticket, goodie bag and lunch

20,- EUR for season pass owners

Info & inscription      
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Girls Shred Sessions 2018 – Info & Schedule

The Girls Shred Sessions are back again! Also in the winter 2018, female riders will have a shredalicious time – QParks takes care of that with a number of events. Together with experienced coaches they’ve set themselves the goal to gather as many girls as possible in the snowpark, where they can work on their shred skills. During 7 sessions in 7 snowparks the girls will receive tips and tricks about shredding by professional snowboard and freeski coaches.

Girls Own The Park

That’s the motto under which female snowboarders and freeskiers from all around the Alpine region have come together for joint shred sessions for 6 years now. For a whole day it is all about refining tricks or just gaining a first insight into the freestyle scene. Drop by for a session in the following parks:

7 Sessions in 7 Parks

The Snowpark Obergurgl is fueled with extra girls power, because at the Diamond of the Alps even the park is shaped by a female-only crew. In the Superpark Planai you are welcomed by the Blue Tomato team riders themselves and especially more advanced riders shouldn’t miss out on the Girls Shred Session in the Penken Park Mayrhofen. The badenova Snowpark Feldberg provides a sweet setup for everyone who wants to work on their jib skills. For all of you who like to soak up Italian sun, the Girls Shred Sessions stop in the Snowpark Alta Badia for the very first time. And also the Golden Roofpark Axamer Lizum invites all chicks to a girls-only session this winter which is the closest girlsonly ride from Innsbruck! At the final event, the Blue Tomato Girls Day at the Blue Tomato Kings Park Höchkönig, you will meet the coaches from Blue Tomato once again.

What to expect

At the Girls Shred Session you spend a whole day together with pro coaches in the snowpark. In a relaxed atmosphere you can work on your shred skills with the help of the coaches while getting to know other motivated shred girls:“It was definitely cool! In Julia, who I got to know here, I also found a new friend with whom I can shred the park from now on.”, says rider Theresa. On top you get lunch and goodies provided by Blue Tomato, Nikita, Golden Ride, Planet Sports, WeAre and QParks for free.


27.01.2018 – Snowpark Obergurgl

03.02.2018 – Superpark Planai

17.02.2018 – Penken Park Mayrhofen

24.02.2018 – badenova Snowpark Feldberg

03.03.2018 – Snowpark Alta Badia

10.03.2018 – Golden Roofpark Axamer Lizum

24.03.2018 – Blue Tomato Kings Park Hochkönig


How to participate

Never stopped by a Girls Shred Session before? No problem. You don’t need to be a pro to participate. If you’ve mastered your freeski or snowboard basics and are not afraid of one or two slams, you’re ready and set for the Girls Shred Sessions. For the free registration just contact Alexandra Denker from QParks via .

For more information and updates on the Girls Shred Sessions visit, our Facebook page or follow us on Instagram.

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Billabong presents: 5. Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards

Photo Credit: Gustav Ohlsson

From December through April, the Ästhetiker will be lining up the Billabong presents: Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards with four stops all across the Zillertal again. The Zillertal Välley Rälley has become the most popular snowboard amateur series in Austria and offers great site events for all snowboard fans. The first tour stop will be kicking off at Hochzillertal Kaltenbach just before Christmas.

Registration will be open on December 1st at

The Billabong presents: Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards is four weekends filled with world-class snowboard fun for everyone. The program includes everything from free freestyle coaching for all age groups to an open snowboard slopestyle contest for all men, women and kids.
Along with that, Ride Snowboards will have their latest boards and bindings to demo for free and a fun Limbo/High-ollie session at all tourstops. The highly coveted Billabong Best Trick award will be up for grabs at all events and the winner can look forward to a complete Billabong Outerwear kit. The contest winners will be awarded with great applause, glory and the infamous Ästhetiker medals that will be given out by the president Steve Gruber himself. In all categories, the podium winers will take home prize money and tons of goodies.

17_01_22_zvr_hz_jan_rovenski_by_matt_mchattie-kopiePhoto Credit: Matt McHattie

Every contest result will give valuable points in the overall Välley Rälley ranking. The overall tour winners will be crowned at the last tour stop up on Hintertux Glacier as the new Royal Zillertal Välley Rälley family 2018. On top of all this, riders will gather points in the World Snowboard Tour Ranking. Once again, the Välley Rälley will be a part of the N.ASA Austriacups. The third contest in Mayrhofen will also count as a tourstop for the Super Grom Tour Tyrol by the N.ASA.

The overall results from the first three events will qualify the best man, woman and rookies for the Austrian Masters. The rookies can look forward to reduced-price wildcards for the World Rookie Finals 2018. Together with the tourism association of, the participating mountain companies and local tourism associations and thanks to Ride Snowboards, Billabong, Red Bull, Dana Beanies and Greenroom Mayrhofen,  the Ästhetiker are pleased to announce the new schedule for 2017/2018!

1. Tourstop  16.-17.12.2017  Hochzillertal, Kaltenbach, Erste Ferienregion im Zillertal
2. Tourstop  20.-21.01.2018  Zillertal Arena
3. Tourstop  10.-11-03.2018  Mayrhofner Bergbahnen, Mayrhofen-Hippach im Zillertal
4. Tourstop  28.-29.04.2018 Hintertuxer Gletscher, Tux Finkenberg

All info, updates and registration from December 1st is on at

17_03_11_zvr_mayrhofen_billy_cockrell_by_gustav_ohlsson_lowres_9-kopiePhoto Credit: Gustav Ohlsson