Austria Snow festivals in April

In April, while a lot of people go to the beach, taking advantage of the temperatures rise, others prefer to enjoy the end of the snow season.

If you are in the second group and you want to spend a great time with your friends or family, Austria is the perfect destination, as some of the most famous festivals take place in this beautiful country during April.

At Fit 2 Trip we show you some of these festivals, and we remind you that our travel insurance can cover you for winter sports and other activities.

  • Altitude Comedy Festival (1 – 5 April)

With stunning alpine peaks, panoramic snow-covered plateaus, 625 kms of pistes, and a 3286m glacier, Mayrhofen is the perfect setting for festival where comedy and skiing combine. Comedians such as Jimmy Carr, Tim Minchin, Marcus Brigstocke and Eddy Izzard have participated in previous editions

Website: altitudefestival.com

  • Snowbombing (8-13 April)

Just 3 days after the Altitude Comedy Festival, Maryrhofen makes way for one of the world’s biggest snow festivals, Snowbombing. This year’s line-up includes Chase and Status, Fatboy Slim, Camelphat and Floyd Lavine. There’s also the Arctic Disco, which takes place in a giant nightclub Igloo, an enchanted forest party and a subterranean club. Music is not the only thing you can enjoy in Snowbombing festival; Alpine yoga, rooftop jacuzzis, local beer and delicious food are also among the activities you can do here.

Website: snowbombing.com

  • Tanzcafé Arlberg Festival (1-18 April)

Tanzcafe Arlberg festival is an homage to the region’s 1920’s boom years, which saw the small town of Lech overrun by Jazz bands and Swing orchestras. The musical spectrum of the vintage music festival ranges from swing and jazz to rock ‘n’ roll and boogie-woogie, as well as electro-swing and pop.

Website: lech-zuers.at/tanzcafe-arlberg/

  • Gin & Food Festival in Zürs am Arlberg (5-7 April)

The Gin & Food Festival Is coming to Alberg for the first time, and it is happening at the same time as the Tanzacafé Festival! The best music, with 200 of the best gins in the world, and numerous food trucks, combined together to offer an unforgettable experience.

Other events taking place in Arlberg:

  • International Kästle Dirndl Skiing Day (6 April)

The Kästle Dirndl Skitag brings traditional costume to the Arlberg. Ladies in dirndls and men in lederhosen go skiing together and have the greatest fun in the bright spring sunshine. Over 300 participants took part in the last ski days!

  • Rüfi 900 (6 April)

Rüfi 900” is the Uphill Challenge in Lech Zürs. The steepest ski route – the legendary Lange Zug – has to be conquered uphill. Ski tourers, mountain runners, hikers or even cross-country skiers can prove themselves and master the climb up to the top station of the Rüfikopfbahn.

 

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