Chase and Status, Blossoms and Courteeners in a forest. Run the Jewels in the Racket Club. Europe's biggest fancy dress Street Party. Millions of DJs across town, Mr Motivator on the mountain... Oh and did we forget all the skiing and boarding?? It's easy to get a little overwhelmed with everything that's on across Snowbombing week. Handily, we thought we’d pull together a few reasons as to why staying for the full 8 night duration provides the ultimate ‘bombing experience, and means you can really wring the most out of Europe's greatest festival on snow. Learning to ski, having the slopes to yourself, kicking off the incredible week of partying with our über special Sunday shows... Have a read below and realise that slaloming your way to a six, seven or eight night stay is the really the only way!

1. We kick off on Sunday with Mistajam, Mike Skinner, Novelist and much more! 

Although the official festival programme including the grand opening of The Racket Club starts on the Monday 3rd, we will be kicking off proceedings with a couple of weighty warm-up parties on the eve of Sunday 2nd. Mayrhofen’s local ravers always come out in full force for this opening night, adding an extra oomph to the atmosphere and providing a nice welcome to our UK contingent. New for SB17 is the opening of the Bruck'nstadhl venue as well as the Arena for the Sunday late night action. 

Mistajam will be spinning from the Sports Bar - playing out onto the main street as the triumphant Road Trip arrival procession rolls into town in the afternoon of Sunday 2nd ahead of the official Freakadelic Circus - Road Trip welcome party! At the other end of town, Sunday will see the opening of Pat Sharp's FUN HAUS, the perfect place to put stop for a cheeky jager bomb and game of ping pong after checking in. As night draws in, we will be opening up awesome club venues Arena and Bruck 'N Stadl for a couple of lively late night launch parties featuring the likes of Waze & Odyssey, Doorly, Huxley, Mike Skinner, Novelist and more.

2. Miss the crowds!

Our incredible customer service team holed up in the Europahaus endeavour to ensure that no ‘bombers are waiting long for their welcome packs and info, but arriving early on Saturday Sunday means you get to waltz straight to the front desk and grab your wristbands without any fuss, meaning more time to explore the’ hoff and hit the slopes. Additionally, extending your stay for an extra night at the end of the week means you will catch another day on the piste whilst escaping the weary crowds as they depart the village en route to the airport. Which leads us onto…

3. Get your piste performance to perfection before the hordes arrive!

With 650km of piste and countless runs, Mayrhofen is always a diamond ski experience even in peak season. However, arriving one or two days before Snowbombing kicks off properly, or adding a day onto the end of your trip, ensures you’ll get a piste free of beginners on their bum, or brilliant boarders bombing it past you while you learn. You can explore the Snowbombing Snowpark, rattle around Red 10 and even have a cautious peer over the top of the infamous Harikiri slope, the black run with a 71% incline. Have a few go’s before the troops turn up, and by the time the festival begins you’ll be careering around like Eddie the Eagle… Seriously this is the best possible time to get your bearings before Snowbombing begins in earnest! 

5. Stay for Saturday evening and ease off the week in style! 

There’s nothing worse than getting up (or most likely powering through the night) at 4am to jump on your coach back and seeing Mayrhofen still alive and kicking with revellers seeing out the last night in style. With clubs going through until 6am, often with some of the biggest DJs across the week scheduled for the Friday, spirits are high once the forest party closes, and many regard it as the best night of the week. There will also be an Arctic Disco on the final Saturday night - if you extend your stay early, there will be a good chance you'll be lucky enough to bag a ticket to this!