Meteorologists would probably talk about “a severe blizzard” causing strong tremors. The Carinthian Nassfeld was hit by such a quake triggered by 2000 metalheads celebrating the musical – and actual – ascent of the Metal Mountain. In cooperation with the ICS Festival GmbH and The Sponsor People, EVENT SERVICE RS summoned heavy metal fans to the first Full Metal Mountain – the unique combination of winter holidays and festival feeling.
Winter sports enthusiasts from 31(!) nations with a penchant for heavy metal transformed the largest skiing area of Carinthia into Europe's loudest and heaviest winter holiday venue: on five stages, 32 metal bands provided a memorable, around-the-clock music experience for five days in a row. Surrounded by the breathtaking panorama of the Carnic Alps, thousands of heavy metal diehards enjoyed the sunshine and snow while listening to the tunes of international stars of the scene including Accept, Heaven Shall Burn, Avantasia, Sabaton, Beyond the Black, Gamma Ray, In Extremo or Powerwolf.
Regardless of whether concertgoers rocked their bodies at the Peak Stage or the Mountain Stage between two downhill runs or if they shook their sports-weary bones at the Metal Après Ski in the Bear Hut to get in the mood for the main acts in the Full Metal Tent, the whole skiing region was almost completely taken over by crowds of metal fans who later went on celebrating in the exclusive FMM Club until the early morning hours.
Just like the first event, the 2017 staging of Europe's most unique one-week metal festival in the snow offers an attractive “all-in” winter holiday trip package for every metalhead: the five-day package not only includes a festival and ski pass, but also a free on-location shuttle service as well as accommodation in different categories from apartment house to four-star hotel right next to the skiing slope (price per person from 595 Euros upwards).