We all know Sölden has great après ski, but when the Electric Festival comes to town, things really get crazy. Whether you’re a festival junkie or a hesitant newbie, make sure you’re always in the right place at the right time with our Snow Angel guide to partying in Sölden.
The Electric Mountain Festival covers…
five days spread out between November and March, so you’re making a major error if you’re in Sölden this season without being there for at least one of them. The world’s best house and electronica DJs descend on the resort for the all-night party sessions, but since it’s only ever one day at a time, you’ll need plenty of other après to keep you busy too. So, say you arrive in town the night before the festival, here’s how we think you should spend your time:
After a busy first day on the slopes, jump straight off the moguls and head to the nightclub named in their honour. The Mogul Bar will immediately get you in the mood with its resident DJs and rum cocktails – or for a more classy start to your night, sip on a glass of their Moët & Chandon champagne. We know mixing drinks is never a good idea, but you really can’t afford to bypass the Irish themed Lucky Shag for a whisky on the rocks to set you on your way.
If you’re anything like us, by now you’ll already be keen to start throwing some impressive…ish shapes on the dance floor. Luckily, Fire and Ice bar is close by and is the perfect place to bust out your party moves. After that, it’s time to stumble home – you’ve got a big day tomorrow, after all!
The Electric Mountain Festival sets kick off at 2.30pm, so get your skiing in early if you can’t miss a day on the piste. There’s zero chance of you sleeping through it with a hangover though – those mountains create pretty amazing acoustics, and soon the whole town will be echoing house music. Stay outside on the Ötztal slopes – as the sun dips behind the peaks, you’ll be surrounded by thousands of other party lovers in the cool darkness, with laser lights swooping round illuminating the snow while legends like David Guetta do their thing.
For some après-après ski the morning after, S´Rimele cafe offers ideal comfort food. We recommend an Americano coffee, a mozzarella pizza baguette and a slice of gateau to really ease the adjustment to daylight!
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