Four snow festivals you haven’t heard of
18th January 2017
So you’ve thrown down at Snowboxx, shredded at Horizon and well…you can’t quite remember what happened at Snowbombing but you’re sure it was amazing. Now you’re after a new adventure and a new party. Fortunately, we’ve done the hard work for you. We’ve tested the drinks, cut some shapes on the dance floor and shredded on the slopes to put together the below list on the best ski festivals you haven’t heard of.
AIR + STYLE
What do you get when you cross the world’s best DJs and adrenaline junkies? You get the insane AIR + STYLE music and snowboard festival, making stops in LA, Innsburck and Beijing. Dubbed as the next X-games, this festival brings acts such as Major Lazer and Flume to the stage and boarders such as Yuki Kadono, Sven Thorgen and Kyle Mack competing on a 16-story jump. This festival is not for the shy and timid, so what are you waiting for?
The Ski Week
What’s better than one ski festival? Four ski festivals. In four different locations. The Ski Week is a series of week-long boutique ski festivals staged in handpick mountains towns across the world (Obertauern, Austria; Aspen, USA; Chamonix, France and Niseko, Japan). From the same people that created Yacht Week, the Ski Week is all about a on-snow house party feel.
You may have just missed Rise’s 2016 festival but 2017 is set to be even bigger. Rise festival was born out of a simple yet ambitious dream to throw parties on top of the world and create a festival alive with a sense of adventure and a feeling of freedom. The festival is truly independent and home-grown, bringing tribes together from the UK and across Europe to the award winning French ski resort of Les 2 Alpes. Featuring a lineup studded with acts such as Seth Troxler and venues such as a high atmosphere club and secret adventure parties, what more could you want?
Coors Light Snowbombing Canada
We know you know. But the ‘mother of mountain music festivals’ is extending its reach to the Canadian frontier. A party bus, packed to the brim with the world’s biggest acts, will descend for an ice cold music extravaganza that’ll surely see us claim the crown as the world’s best snow based party purveyors. The lineup features Luda himself, Kaskade and Oliver Heldens to name a few and will ensure that you’re agenda is a simple one: eat.sleep.rave.repeat.