Sölden is hosting the MAXXX Mountain Glacier Festival over the weekend of April 29 to May 1.
The festival offers a full programme of activities on several stages above 3000 metres on the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers.
Highlights include live music from the Groove Doctors, DJ Chris, U2 tribute band "Achtung Babies", and a Queen tribute band "The Queen Kings."
Side events include ski and snowboard equipment tests, rides on skidoos and snow grooming machines, bag jump sessions, a waterslide contest, tandem paragliding, the Free Carving Masters Festival, and all-night parties.
The Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers offer up to 40 kilometres of ski runs and 10 state-of-the-art lifts and gondolas. The glacier ski areas are easily accessible by bus or car, following the high Panorama Road. Both glaciers are connected to each other by the scenic 1.7-kilometre-long Rosi Mittermeier Road Tunnel.
The resort of Sölden has a wide range of slopes suitable for all levels of skier and snowboarder: 69 kilometres blue runs, 51 kilometres red runs, 28 kilometres black runs. The Gaislachkogl peak (3058m) is a good insider's tip for off-piste fans. The glacier is also open for pre-season skiers in autumn with 20 kilometres of runs.