There’snow place like Austria.
Dubbed as “the greatest show on snow”, snowbombing is a week-long mountain music festival that takes place in Mayrhofen ski resort. Since 2000, the festival has transformed into a combination of partying, skiing, mountain viewing and igloo raving.
It all began with the electronica themed event but started growing until all kinds of DJs and live acts such as indie, dubstep, hiphop, electro-pop and other music that reflects to the resurgence of indie and rock music.
While days are spent on slopes and mountain music, nights are spent in igloos and massive outdoor arenas.
Snowboming festival is organized by a British team whose aim is to combine winter sports and on-piste and après-ski music performances in the most peculiar locations like the igloo village, enchanted forests, underground clubs, alpine farmstead and in an open-air place that can accommodate a large number of people.
As the organizers say, “A festival is only as good as its setting” and Mayrhofen embraced the statement as it features a panoramic view of snow covered plateau, majestically snow-covered mountains, stunning alpine peaks, scented alpine forests plus an entirely snow made barn and night club which is said to be 300 years old.
The event has a touch of traditional Austrian culture references but is applied with a contemporary twist. And if you think cold places are all about sweaters and jackets, snowbombing encourages the most unconventional clothing you could ever wear and bare.
Snowbombing is held in late March and early April (April 9 to April 14) which is the end of ski season. With approximately 50 pools and saunas, 18 bars and 43 restaurants, you’ll surely never lack of options to experience.
The weather may be cold, but the experience will make you sizzle and burn up. It isn’t bad for a summer season, don’t you think?
Photo credit: Snowbombing.com