Firn snow, sun, sound and culinary delights
Partying in the snow like it’s summer! Chilled deep house sounds from Graham Candy, Deepend or Tortured Soul travel across the perfectly groomed slopes. After a few turns through the powder snow, you get to relax in a cosy deckchair and enjoy the finest culinary delights from selected huts. Between 17.03. and 02.04.2017, the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn invites you, as part of the White Pearl Mountain Days, to what is perhaps the best way to hit the slopes – spring skiing.
I love spring! In the valley, the early bloomers in the flower beds are already competing for the pole position. Up on the mountain, the winter is still rough whilst the snow sparkles with the first bit of sunshine. Right after sunrise, I arrive at the mountain to take the first couple of turns across the freshly groomed slopes. As the sun rises further, the slopes transform into smooth firn snow fields. Every turn now feels like weightless surfing across the sunny slopes. A real spring treat, which I decide to conclude on a deckchair at one of the many ski huts! When sun shines right in my face like this, as relaxing lounge music exudes from the loudspeakers and the scent of fine cuisine makes its way through the air, then I know exactly that I’ve reached my ultimate feel-good zone.
Enjoy the most precious days in the snow!
Last year the White Pearl Mountain Days had their premiere and turned springskiing into something special: Live percussion, saxophone tunes, and violin-sound mixed with chilled deephouse provided the right grooves. Those who didn’t relax in the deck chairs danced to deep house music in the snow or enjoyed some of the tasty Paella. “This way, I don’t even need a beach to get that Ibiza feeling,” I thought to myself, but the White Pearl Mountain Days 2018 promise additional highlights for spring skiing lovers!
With the White Pearl Mountain Days, the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn promotes spring skiing to a true pleasure discipline within the realm of winter sports. Throughout the 14-day event, five key pillars will provide the perfect Ibiza beach club feel together with an alpine flair – no beach necessary: sunny skiing on 270 kilometres of slopes, perfect beats performed by international DJs and live artists, finest cuisine with stars and newcomers of the gastronomic scene, healthy lifestyle with mountain yoga, sunrise tours and smoothie brunch, as well as the alpine lifestyle at the huts.
Deep house in the snow
Andy Wernig from IXXALP is the initiator of this new Skicircus product and reveals to me in an interview, “Personally, I love to relax at Ibiza beach clubs – I enjoy the good food and the great music. That’s how the idea of this “beach club in the snow” for the Skicircus got started. Together with Christian Braun from the Nassau Beach Club and representatives from the Tourist Board, we created the product “White Pearl Mountain Days”. White pearls – white as snow and precious like the holidays – attract sports fans and health-conscious individuals to the mountains of the Glemmtal valley. Sunrise yoga or snowshoe-hikes provide the perfect start into the day. Afterwards, you follow the call of spring skiing and enjoy the powder and firn snow on the Skicircus’ slopes. Gastronomic stars or newcomers to the scene are ready to present their culinary delights at the selected White Pearls huts. 30 acts have been organised together with DJ and Music Director Paul Lomax. DJs, musical artists and bands will provide a real feast for the ears.”
Springlike beach club feel for everyone
Andy Wernig emphasises that the White Pearl Mountain Days won’t be VIP-only or jet set events. “Anyone will be able to enjoy the selection of DJs and culinary excursions provided in the selected huts – a skier, who just randomly ended up in the area, as well as someone who specifically arrived for springtime skiing and is staying at one of the local upper-end hotels. Selected huts, which provide the right atmosphere for the event, have been specially decorated and will be bathed in the light of the “White Pearls” during both sunrise and sunset. Even though the emphasis is clearly on a relaxed day under the sun, there will be several nightclubs after dark to provide a chill finale to a great day.”
Lifestyle-hotspot of the Alps
„During the White Pearl Mountain Days Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn will turn into the lifestyle-hotspot of the Alps.“, says Andreas Wernig. „True to our motto, to present our guests the best days in the snow, we created an event that includes much more than fun on the slopes. We have to learn how to enjoy again and how to live in the moment – and that’s exactly what we want to offer to our guests with the White Pearl Mountain Days!“