When you’re thinking about when might be best to come out to St Anton this season, 5th or 6th April could be a great shout this year.  If you’re up for new experiences, you’re in for a treat as the little-known Snow Volleyball Tour will be making a guest appearance in resort for a couple of days! This is not just any volleyball competition; international beach volleyball stars will be appearing at the event and will be competing for the ‘King of the Snow 2014’ title at 2,030 metres above sea level, next to the top station of the Rendlbahn ski lift. It’ll be quite a sight for the passing skier!

The Snow volleyball tour avdert

The Tour will pass through four wintersport hot spots before reaching the ultimate destination of St Anton – Engleberg, Schliersee, Wagrain and Kronplatz. This isn’t a small event; there will be three courts per venue available for the athletes and the stadium capacity of the area amounts to 2000 people per location so it’ll be quite a crowd! The sport is gaining momentum since being ‘invented’ in 2009 by some students in Wagrain. It’s now got over 11,000 ‘likes’ on its Facebook page and was recognised as an official sport by the Austrian Volleyball Organisation in 2011. Maybe one day we’ll even see it at the Winter Olympics...Pyeongchang 2018 perhaps?