Think festivals are just a summer thing? Think again. In winter, the parties head to the piste, and ski resorts come alive with music and comedy. Check out some of our favourite on-mountain events. Rave on Snow:Saalbach and Hinterglemm, Austria 3 days in December Electronic music has been taking over the Austrian Alps since 1993 – growing from a gathering of 50 mates to one of the highlights of Saalbach’s winter season. There are 13 venues to fit in to three days, from open-air stages…Continue Reading “TOP 7 WINTER FESTIVALS IN EUROPE”

Altitude Festival 2016 – It’s Snow Joke

Festival season is here, but forget muddy wellies and warm ciders. Just add snow and say hello to pristine piste and ice cold drinks. Catch top Edinburgh fringe comedians – including the likes of Marcus Brigstocke, Andrew Maxwell and Kai Humphries – straight from the ski slopes at Austria’s “funniest show on snow” – Altitude Comedy Festival.  The venue is Mayrhofen in the Austrian Tirol and the shows will take place from 11-17 December 2016. Altitude Festival hosts some of the world’s biggest comics. Previous…Continue Reading “Altitude Festival 2016 – It’s Snow Joke”

The British music festival is a summer tradition that suffers from a lot of inherent problems. Muddy fields, warm lager in paper cups and the inevitable rain can sometimes ruin the experience of seeing some of your favourite bands or DJs. However, it doesn’t have to be like this. Why freeze to death in a muddy tent, when you could be partying by the slopes and spending the night in your cosy hotel room? Winter is obviously our favourite season, and for snow sports fanatics,…Continue Reading “Who needs Glastonbury? Our guide to ski music festivals in resort”

The 2012 Altitude Comedy Festival in Mayrhofen, Austria

Altitude comedy festival 2012The Altitude Comedy Festival is one of a kind. Set in the picture-perfect ski resort of Mayrhofen in Austria, it brings some of the world’s biggest comedians to one of the world’s top ski resorts.

You can hit the slopes by day and laugh all night – with an amazing line-up of comics performing throughout the week including Jimmy Carr, Frankie Boyle, and Al Murray.

“There can be few nicer places to watch comedy than at the Altitude festival ****” Daily Telegraph.

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Snowbombing in Mayrhofen; the party never stops

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. 

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