Serious sartorial silliness at its very best...
Ever since the phrase Snowbombing was ever uttered, fancy dress and the art of getting sartorially silly has been a crucial ingredient of what makes it what it is. From Lederhoedowns and Royal Wedding Street Parties to Mardi Gras Carnival’s, from the Road Trip that sees several hundred ridiculously dressed Snowbombers burning it down the Autobahn, to groups of wizards attempting snowboard tricks at the board park, Snowbombing’s inherent silliness and sense of fun has seen some of the greatest party get-ups of all time!
2017 sees another splendid array of summits of sartorial silliness, so get to grips with our fancy dress offerings coming to a chocolate box resort in the Austrian mountains very soon…
The SB17 Road Trip: Hans Von Hofen's Freakadelic Circus!
Roll up, roll up, for the murky myth of Hans Von Hofen's Freakadelic Circus! Founded by the mysterious Hans Von Hofen (thought to be descended from the Hofen clan - the first known settlers in this magical corner of the Alps), the SB freaky circus was a huge hit across Europe and beyond for decades. Bearded ladies? Check. A couple of Vietnamese acrobats? You betcha. A tiger that can balance a fridge on it's nose? Obvs!
Now for 2017, Snowbombing is looking to find the elusive Hans Von Hofen, and bring together the disparate strands of his travelling freak show for one last mission to the mountains, one last hurrah, and one last cavalcade of carnival inspired revelry en route to the mountains before an almighty bash once the hallowed peaks of Mayrhofen are in sight. In terms of styling, think Circusy vibes with a slightly sinister hint... Maybe it's a clown with a lop-sided smile, a bearded lady, a four legged acrobat or maybe go for the pies de resistence... The secretive ringmaster himself!
Will you join this band of rogues, this afflicted gang of miscreants, this tortured but talented gaggle of souls driving in unison to one sacred goal? Roll up, roll up... The circus is about to begin!
Elrow presents the El Bronx Street Party!
The annual Snowbombing Street Party brings the entire village of Mayrhofen together with party revellers for Austria's largest fancy dress bash. This year, following an incredible season of events at Space Ibiza, Spain’s wildest and most flamboyant party purveyors Elrow are set to deliver a generous helping of magic to proceedings with Elrow presents: The Bronx Street Party. Expect the spectacular as Mayrhofen is transported to the iconic, cultural melting pot of ‘El Bronx’ at the heart of New York, home to Mafioso, Hip hop, Break Dance and Graffiti. We can't imagine a more perfect host for our outdoor fancy dress fandango in the beautiful spring sunshine...
Right, so what to wear?! Think ghettoblasters, Warriors style warring tribe costumes, New Era Caps, big gold chains and authentic Hip Hop steeze, Grandmaster Flash vibes and any outfit or character featured in Baz Lurhmann's recent Netflix smash-hit, The Get Down!
3. The FunHaus!
Whilst there isn't an official Fancy Dress theme per se, we thought we'd mention our bonkers new 80's inspired venue into the mix... It's fair to say that we like a laugh during our wonderful week in the Alps each April. Sure, the world class acts are superb, the piste is perfect and Mayrhofen is a delightful chocolate box resort, but nothing beats a barrelful of fun amongst the peaks. Now, alongside Mr Motivator, Eddie the Eagle, Chairlift Speed dating, Snowlympics and more, we're totally gassed to introduce Pat Sharp’s FunHaus to SB17!
Welcome to a frothy stein of sheer shameless FUN, in a brand new star-lit Bavarian bier garden hosted by Ant and Dec’s favourite DJ; the legend of telly and all things retro-pop, Pat Sharp. He’ll be assembling his Fun Haus at Snowbombing, hosting a superb array of completely brand new nightly nonsense like Bongo's Bingo, our emphatically Austrian pop-up Oompah Band Zell Brass plus Super Hans and and array of awesome cover bands such as Daft As Punk, Antarctic Monkeys, Noasis and so much more...
If you fancy another night of sueprb sartorial silliness, then we're thinking tracksuits, furry chest hair, wigs and more 80s themed paraphernalia then you can shake a ski pole at. Show me the Mullet!