Personally, ski holidays don’t have much appeal. Mainly because I hate the cold, but partially because I’m scared of making a fool out of myself… Ski festivals, on the other hand, are here to answer your prayers; music-laden luxuries that will have you on a slippery slope to ski-hols debauchery. Not only that, they’ve got banging line-ups and if you don’t like the act, you can throw snowballs – so everyone’s a winner! Grab your skates, throw on your snow-gear and let’s get dancing, because we’ve rounded up some of the best ski festivals just for you…
When? 14th - 21st March 2020
Say goodbye to two day festivals and hello to the week long one over in the French Alps! Pack your thermals, gloves and snow boots because we’re headed over to Tomorrowland Winter for a week of slopes, stages and killer tunes. Known as the name behind the electronic dance music festival held in Boom, Belgium, Tomorrowland will be star-studded with the biggest DJs from across the world nestled amongst the beautiful town of Alpe d’Huez.
The line-up includes: Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren, NERVO, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Where: Alpe d’Huez, French Alps
When: 13th - 18th April 2020
Dubbing themselves as ‘the world’s greatest show on snow’, Snowbombing is back and booming, with 2020 being its biggest year yet! We’re talking six headline venues, four mountain stages, forest parties, butchers shop bashes and their ingenious igloo raves. And if you’re fearful you might end up with frostbite, dabble in one of the bougie hotels equipped with an outdoor swimming pool. You’d better get saving…
The line-up includes: Liam Gallagher, The Streets, Foals, Chase & Status, Rudimental and a whole lot more dance worthy artists!
Where: Mayrhofen, Austria
When: 21st - 28th March 2020
There’s snow going back from Snowboxx in Avoriaz! Set within the world’s largest ski area in the French Alps, Snowboxx hosts mega DJs, legendary après parties and thrilling off piste activities. Enjoy a whirlwind of a week indulging in bottomless brunches, skiing off down the slopes, downing a bev or two and boogieing away to the pumping tunes from the mountain-side main stage.
The line-up includes: Line-up yet to be released…
Where: Avoriaz, France
When: 14th - 21st December 2019
Let’s head on an adventure up to the mountains and party like you’re on top of the world at Rise Festival 2019! Expect a week of snow-sports, music and wintry festivities as you head to the snow-covered village of Les 2 Alpes in France. Even if it’s your first time skiing or you’re a snowboard fanatic, Rise Festival will get you geared up for Christmas with the swooping slopes, Europe’s largest skiable glacier and crazy line-up!
The line-up includes: Chase and Status DJ Set, Solardo, Michael Bibi and Horse Meat Disco…
Where: Les Deux Alpes, France
When: 16th - 18th April 2020
There’s a new-kid-on-the-block and they’ve already decided to change their name… Formerly known as Musilac Mount Blanc, 2020 sees a new horizon for this festival but you’ll have to wait until later this month to find out its new name! If the last two year’s of Musilac Mount Blanc are anything to go by, then 2020 is set to be a scorcher! These guys veer away from the dubstep and electronic beats and bring the French a line-up that triumphs pop, rock, hip-hop, indie, reggae and more.
The line-up includes: Announcement later October 2019…
Where: Chamonix, France
When: 28th November - 1st December 2019
Pack your bags because we’re headed to Switzerland! Polaris festival takes place at Le Mouton Noir ski resort, 2,200 metres up in the Alps and pumps out techno beats high into the sky. After one too many drinks, you’ll be dancing the night away and waking up feeling a little worse for wear in the morning… But hey, nothing a good ol’ mountain breeze won’t sort out!
The line-up includes: Audrey Danza, Bambounou, Boo Williams, Floating Points (DJ Set), Honey Dijo, Palms Trax
Where: Verbier, Switzerland
When? 15th - 21st March 2020
We’re scooting, well, skiing over to the slopes of the Portes du Soleil so we can jam out at the whopping great Rock the Pistes festival. You’ll be dancing your days away in your finest ski-gear over the week to the 35 concerts and whizzing down the slopes like you’re Bode Miller…
The line-up includes: Only the best International and French pop-rock artists… Full line-up to be announced soon
Where: Portes le Soleil, France