17 April 2015 from Gareth in 'Latest news''

snowbombing

The word on everyone’s lips over the last few weeks has been Snowbombing. After a week’s festival with world class DJs and bands performing up on the slopes of the stunning ski resort of Mayrhofen in Austria, the Snowbombing festival has once again proved its status as one of the most popular music festivals in the mountains. From the 6 to 11 of April, Mayrhofen was transformed into a festival venue of international acclaim. With world famous stars such as Fat Boy Slim, Basement Jaxx and Carl Cox, it’s no surprise that Snowbombing was, once again, a huge success!

So what’s Snowbombing all about?

Snowbombing is 1 whole week of festivities up in the Austrian Alps in Mayrhofen: live performances on 5 different stages, parties in 17 venues, 5 igloo raves, Austria’s largest fancy dress street party, pool parties, access to Mayrhofen’s award winning snow park and 650km of outstanding skiing and snowboarding! You get the general idea? Imagine thousands of ski, snowboard and, of course, music fans getting together to party hard for 1 week in one of Austria’s most popular ski resorts. Well that’s Snowbombing! Here’s a glimpse of what you missed if you didn’t make it to the Snowbombing 2015 festival.

Snowbombing 2015 lineup

This year’s Snowbombing festival showcased another unique line up of new talent and major players in the music scene to create one hell of an atmosphere in the Austrian ski resort of Mayrhofen. It’s not surprising this festival has recently been named ‘The Greatest Show on Snow'! From Fat Boy Slim, Basement Jaxx and Carl Cox to Rudimental and Wilkinson, the list of new and old talent is far too long to show here. Take a look at the official Snowbombing website for more details.

Snowbombing

Wilkinson Live, photo: www.snowbombing.com

Mayrhofen: the place to be and the place to ski!

The popular ski resort of Mayrhofen in the Austrian Alps has its own ski with well over 100km of pistes and also gives access to other ski areas including Action Mountain Penken, Leisure Mountain Ahorn, Egglam and Rastkogel, not forgetting the year-round ski area on the Hintertux Glacier. Mayrhofen’s ski area is famous for its snow park, the Vans Penken Park - one of Europe's best snowparks, the Harakiri piste - Austria's steepest piste and the Ahornbahn - Austria's largest gondola lift.

Harakiri

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Skiing was something that was sort of forced on me as a child. When my parents signed me up for the school ski trip when I was 11, I think I sulked for a whole month! However, I have no idea how to thank them as I haven’t looked back since!

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