Snowbombing has been a staple feature of the Mayrhofen winter diary since 2000. Every year they make it bigger and better with more party goers and bigger DJs.
Each year Mayrhofen is overtaken by Snowbombing which attracted 6000 people last year and won ‘best overseas festival 2010’. Headline acts in the past have included Fat boy slim, 2 many DJS, Dizzee Rascal and Prodigy. This year the headline act is Snoop Dogg who will be joined by a total of 90 acts throughout the week including: Example, Groove Armada, Fat Boy Slim, The Vaccines and a whole lot more.
It all kicks off on April 9th…
What makes this festival different is not only the great location (there are other slope side festivals – Ischgl’s season opening party is one) but that over the 5 action packed days it has music scheduled for almost the entire festival (there is only 4 hrs per day when there is no music or DJ scheduled to appear). Stamina is therefore a definite essential.
In order to cope with the masses that descend into Mayrhofen, the resort’s hotels convert as much space as possible to extending the party. For example the Hotel Berghof turns its tennis and squash courts into a nightclub (e.g. the Racket Club) and the Café Tirol, underneath Crystal Ski’s very own Chalet Tirol, becomes a popular place with BBQs and music playing during the day. There’s also the legendary street party; when all the party-goers meet in the resort centre to enjoy music and drinks in the resort’s streets.
This year the street party is hosted by Fat Boy Slim. Another highlight of the week is the Forest Party where Prodigy performed last year – it’s the last gig of the week so to make it a big one it goes on to 6am.
Although access to the main festival area is ticket only (you’ll see lots of people walking around with wrist bands), this is a brilliant time to visit Mayrhofen. There’s so much going on outside of the festival with the street party and many after-partyies taking place right across the resort. It really is Mayrhofen at its liveliest. Of course the slopes will be open too and you can join in the festivities at one of the many different mountain huts where the sun will be shining and a DJ will be playing. The festival really is in a league of its own and has a high number of repeat customers. Why not join them to see what all of the fuss is about.
Where to stay to join in the party
Chalet Tirol – with a fabulously central location this is the perfect place to stay if you want to roll out the door and have the all the action right on your door step.
Hotel Brücke – a two minutes walk to the resort centre and home to the nightclub Schlüssel Alm – one of the busiest club nights of the week.
To see some of the photos from last year’s Snowbombing see the Ski Club website.