Altitude, a truly unique event that fuses the adrenalin rush of a ski holiday with the madcap thrills of a top notch comedy festival, is delighted to announce its return to Mayrhofen, Austria from March 18-22.

Curated by Andrew Maxwell, the Irish comedy powerhouse has once again gathered a second-to-none line-up of top comic draws from his fabled little black book, who will be hitting the slopes all day and providing the laughs all night.

Commenting on this year’s Altitude Comedy Festival, Maxwell said: “Ladies and Gentleman / Damen und Herren. We are back and looking forward to bringing you our sixth Altitude Festival. Get your laughing gear on and your lederhosen and strudel at the ready for a week of snow AND sunshine in Mayrhofen!”

Joining Maxwell for this year’s hugely anticipated Altitude will be the number one comedy DVD seller of 2012 and a massive face on your TV, John Bishop, and BBC Radio 4 favourite and Maxwell’s old partner in crime Marcus Brigstocke who commented “I’m so excited about Altitude this year, I was blown away when I found out the full line-up. This is truly growing into one of the best festivals in the world. I seriously cannot wait! Bring it on!”

Spreading their comedy net across Europe, Altitude can also reveal a very special appearance from Germany’s top comedian Michael Mittermeier. Speaking about his debut appearance at Altitude, Michael Mittermeier said: "I'm really looking forward to performing at the Altitude Festival - I have heard it is one of the best Alpine Festivals in the World!"

There will also be comic turns from Daniel Sloss, who has been seen on every stand-up show on TV in the past couple of years, the world’s best Improv from Phill Jupitus, Andy Smart and Steve Frost and a host of last year’s favourites including Craig Campbell, Benny Boot, Brendon Burns, Phil Nichol, Howard Marks, who will reminiscing about the good ol’ times and reading from a plethora of his books and Rob Beckett, who, following his stint hosting ITVs I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now! returns from the Jungle and heads to the slopes.

Many more acts yet to be announced.

Full Week Festival Wristband - £177.50 (inc. Booking Fee)

Accommodation packages are also available:
Hotels, Bed & Breakfast 5 nights (based on 2 sharing) INC. week wristband

2* From £349pp extra nights £40
3* From £449pp extra nights £55
4* from £459pp extra nights £65