The biggest Winter Opening Party Weekend in the Alps takes place for the second time: WOW Glacier Love in Zell am See-Kaprun
Top acts, including Lost Frequencies and Kyma, will be firing up audiences ++ Free ski and snowboard tests on Kitzsteinhorn ++ New event location in Kaprun
Zell am See-Kaprun (w&p), 25 August 2015 – Following the sizzling premiere last year, the organisers of WOW Glacier Love powered by Fridge Festival in Zell am See-Kaprun are promising an even more spectacular continuation this year. From the 6th to the 8th of November 2015, the region will be one of the first to open the winter season by hosting the exceptionally successful winter sports and music festival in Kaprun and on Kitzsteinhorn glacier. The top Belgian music producer Lost Frequencies (“Reality”) has been confirmed for the line-festival up and will be firing up the party with his hits. Kyma, FYMS and Teemid will also be on the decks, providing smooth beats and tunes to open the winter season. Clubbers and party fans can look forward to an additional official venue at the festival: The Castle. During the day on Saturday and Sunday, snow freaks will be treated to a freestyle contest, the new Winter Action Sport Games, a Winter Product Expo and will be able to test skis and boards by all major winter sports brands for free. The only glacier skiing area in the Salzburg Land region offers ideal conditions for perfect skiing pleasure from October on.
Powder snow and party highlights
On Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th of November 2015, the town of Kaprun will be transformed into the biggest party zone in the Alps. From 6.00 pm until 8.00 pm on both days there will be a product expo and a winter market on Salzburger Platz next to the Pavillon Café. At 8.00 pm the party kicks off at the WOW Festival Area and on the main stage with some of the best international DJs in the clubbing scene. The party continues from 11.00 pm until late at night at one of five locations, including “The Castle” in Kaprun. The entire festival area is illuminated with impressive light installations and 3D video mapping, where animations, images and videos are projected onto three-dimensional objects.
On Saturday and Sunday, winter sports fans can look forwarded to perfectly prepped slopes and a varied programme on Kitzsteinhorn glacier. Starting at 9.00 am the latest ski and snowboard models will be available to test ride. While early risers swoosh through the fresh snow and enjoy the stunning panorama of the surrounding mountains, DJs and live acts take to the stage from 10.00 am to provide a great musical backdrop for the action on the slopes. Starting at 11.00 am on Saturday, the 7th of November, the best freestylers will be demonstrating their skills at the Fridge Festival Freestyle Battle, performing daredevil jumps and breath-taking stunts. The winner can look forward to a cash prize of €10,000. On both days, winter sports fans can participate in the new Action Sport Games from 11.00 am on.
A reason to celebrate for early bookers: Early Bird Packages already on sale
At www.wowglacierlove.at holidaymakers have a choice of full festival packages, including hotel accommodation, festival and ski passes, or individual day passes for the festival; these options are available to book now. The WOW Regular Package (€179) includes admission to the WOW Festival Area, Shake da House Party and the WOW Parties in Kaprun as well as two nights’ in a three-star hotel and a two-day ski pass for Kitzsteinhorn glacier. The Weekend Festival Pass for both evenings can be purchased for €59.
New routes, more pistes: even more fun for winter sports fans on Kitzsteinhorn
Kitzsteinhorn glacier gets its first dusting of fresh, new snow at the beginning of October, offering ideal conditions for skiing and free-riding. The Winter 2015/16 season features some great new routes: the “Gletscherjet 3” (10-seater gondola lift and 8-seater chairlift combination) and “Gletscherjet 4” (10-seater gondola lift), offering winter sports fans even more comfort and wider glacier slopes for skiing fun at an altitude of nearly 3,000m. The wide choice of slopes and trails includes 41 kilometres of pistes, three snow parks, Austria’s biggest superpipe and five specially signposted freeride trails. The most thrilling challenge for experienced skiers is the “Black Mamba”, a 1,000-metre piste with a gradient of up to 63 per cent.
For more information about Zell am See-Kaprun, visit www.zellamsee-kaprun.com.
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WOW Glacier Love Party (c)WOW Glacier Love
Lost Frequencies (c)LostFrequencies
Kitzsteinhorn Naturschneepiste (c)Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG
About Zell am See-Kaprun:
Glacier, mountains, lake – the Austrian year-round holiday destination Zell am See-Kaprun combines the entire diversity of the Alps. In the unique natural paradise situated in the immediate vicinity of the national park Hohe Tauern, sports people, active holidaymakers, families and people looking for relaxation alike find a diversified choice of activities and adventures both in summer and in winter. Among these are the “Peakworld 3,000” on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, the only glacial ski region in the Salzburger Land, the family region Maiskogel, the local mountain Schmittenhöhe as well as the crystal clear Lake Zell and the multiple award winning 36-hole championship golf course. Tradition and authenticity are mirrored in the events and culinary specialties of the region. Guests find relaxation in the newly opened wellness oasis TAUERN SPA as well as in many further spa and wellness hotels in Zell am See-Kaprun.
Press enquiries and high-resolution pictures:
w&p Wilde & Partner Public Relations GmbH Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH
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Tel. +49 (0)89 - 17 91 90 - 0 Tel. +43 (0)6542 - 770