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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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Billabong presents: Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards – Mayrhofen

All eyes  are on Mayrhofen now, where the third event of the popular Billabong presents: Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards will staged on March 10th and 11th. Snowboard teams from all over Europe won´t miss out on another highlight at the Ästhetiker´s home of choice, the Penken Park Mayrhofen. Beside an open Slopestyle Contest, riders can look forward to the infamous Penken Fun Ride Battle on the Coaching Day.  Spots for contest, coaching and fun ride battle will be available at from February 24th on.

With the third out of four events, Austria´s most popular Snowboard Amateur Series will be getting serious in March. The highly coveted Välley Rälley crown is moving closer and riders will throw down their best tricks to win the Billabong Best Trick Award and grab for a spot on the day podium in Mayrhofen, earning valuable points for the Välley Rälley Overall Tour Ranking. In old Äshtetiker manner, all the lucky winners can will be rewarded with tons of medals, prize money and prizes. With the result from Mayrhofen, all riders will further get the chance to improve their position in the World Snowboard Ranking.

Beside the LIMBO RIDE, free Ride Snowboards demo/testing and freebie freestyle Coaching Sessions the infamous Penken Fun Ride Battle presented by Billabong will take place on the Fun Ride slope at the Penken Park on the Coaching Day. Everybody can join in and get pre-registered as for contest and coaching on

The overall winners 2018 will be crowned new Royal Zillertal Välley Rälley Family at the last stage in Hintertux. The tourstop in Mayrhofen will count as a N.ASA (New Austrian Snowboard Association) Austriacup. Even though the coaching is planned for Saturday and contest for Sunday, the Ästhetiker might swap the days due to weather conditions and communicate this just before the weekend.

Partners of the 3rd stage:, Mayrhofner Bergbahnen, Penken Park, Ferienregion Mayrhofen-Hippach, Ride Snowboards, Billabong, Red Bull, Greenroom Mayrhofen, Dana Beanies, Black Eye Lens, N.ASA

No place to stay, yet? You´d better hurry up and get it sorted on !

All info at – Registration and updates at

Photo Credits by Gustav Ohlsson

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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

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