Here are a handful of awesome reasons why you simply have to stay another day (at least) at SB19!
Expect a jaw-dropping selection of the world's biggest and best live acts and DJs to come together for our 20th birthday extravaganza... Forest parties, igloo parties, an underground tennis-club-turned-super-club, Austria's biggest fancy dress street party... The list goes on. Oh, and did we mention all the skiing and boarding?!
It's easy to get a little overwhelmed with everything that's on across the Snowbombing week. Have a read below of the 5 reasons as to why slaloming your way to a six, seven or even eight night stay in the 'Hof means you can really wring the most out of the World's Greatest Show on Snow and is the really the only way to do SB19!
1. We kick off on Sunday 7th April with some SB superstar selectors!
Although the official festival programme, including the grand opening of The Racket Club, starts on the Monday 8th April, we will actually be kicking off proceedings with a couple of weighty warm-up parties on the eve of Sunday 7th April. Mayrhofen’s local ravers always come out in full force for this opening night, adding an extra oomph to the atmosphere and providing a warm, Tyrolian welcome for our arriving festival contingent.
First up it's the SB Road Trip Arrival Procession - everyone head to the 'Hof High Street, where big beats are blasted as we welcome in the triumphant Road Trip revellers from their mission across Europe (last year blessed by the mighty MC'ing of Mistajam). Expect wacky fancy dress, crazily crafted cars and a celebratory steins.
At the other end of town, Sunday will see the opening of the ludicrous Fun Haus - the perfect place to put stop for a cheeky jaeger bomb, singalong and a dance off once you've checked 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 some very special SB selectors to see you through!
2. Miss the crowds!
Our incredible Customer Service team, found in their home the Europahaus, endeavour to ensure that no ‘bombers are waiting long for their welcome packs and info, but arriving early on Saturday or Sunday means you get to waltz straight to the front desk and grab your wristbands without any fuss - plenty more time to explore the’ hof, slide around the slopes or even hit the sauna! Additionally, extending your stay for an extra night at the end of the week means you will catch another day on the piste, the perfect way to escape 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 bums, or brilliant boarders bombing it past you while you learn. You can explore the snow park, rattle around Red 10 and even have a cautious peer over the top of the infamous Harikiri slope - Austria's steepest 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!
4. Stay for Saturday evening and ease off the week in style!
There’s nothing worse than getting up at 4am (or most likely powering through the night) 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, and with some of the biggest DJs across the week scheduled for the Friday, spirits are high once the Forest Stage closes, with many regarding this grand finale as the best night of the week. The final Arctic Disco on the Saturday night (14th) will close our music proceedings for 2019 - if you extend your stay early, there will be a good chance you'll be lucky enough to bag a ticket to this!
5. Because what better place could you be on your weekend?!
C'mon, there's two options... Spend your weekend sat on the sofa, excitedly twiddling your thumbs in your cosy new mitts, impatiently waiting for Monday to come so you can make your trip to the mountains OR get your plans together and book that extra day or two, and really make the most of your trip to the world's greatest festival on snow!
NOT BOOKED SB19 YET?
Here's a selection of our favourite hotels offering at least 6, 7 or even 8 night stays. Trust us - once you check in, you won't want to leave. Think ahead, bag yourself a nice, long stay and make SB19 your best year yet!
4* HOTEL BERGHOF - BOOK FROM £783 PP FOR A 6 NIGHT STAY
Located in the very heart of Mayrhofen - 2 minutes from the Racket Club and a short walk up the hill to the Penkenbahn cable car - the Hotel Berghof boasts a large and luscious spa area, featuring a Finnish sauna, a steam bath and even an infrared cabin. All the spacious rooms and suites have a balcony with stunning mountain vistas and feature solid wooden furniture and satellite TV. Looking to be right in the centre of it all? This is the one!
4* ALPENHOTEL STEPHANIE - BOOK FROM £599 PP FOR A 6 NIGHT STAY
The Alpenhotel Stefanie in Hippach is idyllically nestled between the two largest ski areas in the beautiful Zillertal. The 35 typically Tyrolean bedrooms of the family-operated hotel are finished individually with painstaking attention to detail – from rural and rustic to minimalist and modern. The new, light-flooded panorama suites with balconies offer an incomparable view across the mountains. The Racket Club, Forest Party, Street Party and Bruck’n Stadl are only a short drive away on the free ski bus, which runs directly into the centre of town to take you from pillow to piste, party and back again! If you want 4* plushness but at a lower price tag, the Stefanie takes some beating!
4* HOTEL ZILLERTALERHOF - BOOK FROM £828 PP FOR A 6 NIGHT STAY
Situated smack bang in the centre of Mayrhofen, the Zillertalhof boasts an incredible heated indoor and outdoor pool, steam bath and a fantastic Finnish sauna. There is a ski bus stop just outside the building if you fancy taking a trip out of town, and free limited parking on site, perfect for those driving out on the Road Trip.
All rooms have a flat-screen TV and most boast scenic views that will truly take your breath away. The restaurant serves a delicious buffet breakfast, with fresh local ingredients bought each morning and some good vegetarian options too. Massages and beauty treatments are available on request! Ask for Ingrid…