Senoner'park Hochkar - Spot Report

http://mpora.com/videos/1vG1bDflV Our partners QParks sent us this spot check of one of their finest parks – the Senorer’park Hochkar in Eastern Austria. It is quite a lot of information, but we figured it is a good one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the resort, its events, prices, infrastructure, and whatnot.

Arnold von Gimborn. Photo: Stefan Voitl
Arnold von Gimborn. Photo: Stefan Voitl

The resort of Hochkar makes the hearts of freestyle fans beat faster. A supremely shaped setup, great vibes and a perfect connection to the lifts make the park a real delicacy for all snowboarders. The Senoner’park on the Hochkar is especially popular amongst the local community and has firmly established itself within the scene! But not only park maniacs will get their money’s worth on the Hochkar, due to high snow levels freeriders will be satisfied as well and can go play in the backcountry. Exquisite tree runs and cliffs invite you to powder and guarantee freestyle pleasure deluxe!

Over the last two years the setup in the Senoner’park has been extended by first-class rails, boxes, as well as several jib elements. Also, this season the park family welcomes a few new innovations: a 6m Industry Cannon Pipe will be attached to a kicker as a Pole Jam and give you pure shred pleasure. On the Kinked Box Module, 6 meters in length, which will also shake up the park, everything’s possible from down-flat-down combinations to playful Donkey Outs. On an 8m long Doublepipe Rail combined with various connections, motivated shredders can push their rides to the next level! With these elements the shapecrew will have the opportunity to toy around, so you can look forward to creative reconstructions and a varied setup! From small boxes to sophisticated rail combinations – riders on all skill levels will meet their match. Thus, thanks to its size and equipment, the Senoner’park Hochkar will once again reign supreme amongst the best snowparks in the East Austrian Alps!

If you’re waiting for a chance to show off your skills mark the date of the Hochkar Open 2012, which will be part of the QParks Snowboard Tour. The popular contest will be held on January 28 2012 and will be one of this season’s highlights! The open competition will give all riders the chance to showcase their talent and skills in front of a jury and a motivated crowd. Additionally, several Special Shootings on larger elements are on this year’s agenda, similar to the Showman Shooting last season, allowing all shredders to show what they’ve got in film and photo sessions.

Senorerpark Hochkar, Public Shoot. Photo: Simon van Hal
Senorerpark Hochkar, Public Shoot. Photo: Simon van Hal

If you know the Hochkar, you also know that it’s perfect for some solid powdering. Apart from numerous open slopes and nice treeruns, you’ll also find a few good spots for powder kickers and similar backcountry pastimes. An insider tip for great treeruns is a route down the Leckerplan, which will award you with tons of powder. If you’re looking for another freeride experience, ask the locals about the ‘vegetable garden’ extending down the Häsing or the infamous ‘Löwengrube’ (lion’s den). You’ll get the adrenaline rush for free!
Party people are exquisitely cared for in the skiing resort Hochkar as well. There’s no better place to chill after a good shred session than the JoSchi Bar with its cosy, trendy atmosphere.

Photo: Stefan Voitl
Riding the park can be a sausage fest. Photo: Stefan Voitl.

Local Tip: Arnold von Gimborn

“What I like most is that on the Hochkar you can integrate many different obstacles into one run. Also, the resort is never too crowded and people know one another. It’s almost like a small family. To me, this year’s highlight was definitely our Frosty (snowman) who was used as a Special Obstacle and also made non-freestylers come to the mountain.”

Senorerpark Park Shoot. Photo: Dominik Weghaupt.
Senorerpark Park Shoot. Photo: Dominik Weghaupt.

Current Information

Season
From December 1 2011 to April 29 2012

Parkseason

December 2011 until late April 2012

Lift Ticket Prices

Half Day Ticket (Sale and validity from 12 o’clock on)

Highseason
Adults: 28,- Euro
Youths (born 1996-1993): 22,- Euro
Seniors (born from 1952 on): 25,- Euro

Day Ticket

Highseason
Adults: 33,- Euro
Youths (born 1996-1993): 25,- Euro
Seniors (born from 1952 on): 28,50,- Euro

6-Days Ticket/Weekly Ticket

Highseason
Adults: 149.50,- Euro
Youths (born 1996-1993): 112.50,- Euro
Seniors (born from 1952 on): 127.50,- Euro

Season Ticket

Adults: 285,- Euro
Youths (born 1996-1993): 214,- Euro
Seniors (born from 1952 on): 242,50 ,- Euro
Children (born 2004-1997): 142,50,- Euro
Participation in Networkpasses Ostalpen Card,

www.skiregion-ostalpen.at, Ostalpen Card
Website resort: www.hochkar.com
Website park: www.senonerpark-hochkar.at
Snow hotline: +43 7484 72 22

Good times at the Senorerpark. Photo: Stefan Voitl.
Good times at the Senorerpark. Photo: Stefan Voitl.

Events 11/12

February 28 2012: Hochkar Open

Resort Information

Altitude
1,780 – 1,770 m

Lifts
6 chair lifts
2 t-bars
1 platter lift

Slopes
5.5 km easy
10.00 km medium
3.5 km hard

Artificial Snow
Yes

Snowpark
Senonerpark- Hochkar directly next to the Almlift on 1,587 meters

Setup 2011 / 2012

Kickers:
3 Beginner Kicker with 4, 5 & 6m Table
1 Medium Kicker with 8m & 10m Table
1 Advanced Kicker with 15m Table

Rails:
1 Down Rail 11m

Boxes:
1 A Frame Box 3m
1 Butterflat Box XL 3m
1 Mini Elefant 2m
1 Rainbow Box 4,5m
2 Butterboxen Small 3m
1 Straight Box 5m
1 Jibcan
1 Curved Box 6m

Other:
1 Tube
2 Picknicker
1 Wallride

New 11/12:
Industry Cannon Pipe – 6 meters
Kinked Box Modul – 8 meters
Doppelrohr Rail – 8 meters

Preparation
The park’s maintenance is done by the parkdesigner, one headshaper and 2 shapers
Special shaping gear for the park
Backcountry
On an altitude of up to 1,808 meters
Different levels of difficulty after a short walk

Sponsors
Hochkar, Sport Senoner, Moreboards, Mostviertel, Reifen Weichberger, Raiffeisen Bank, QParks, go-shred

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