Best Ski Festivals for Winter 2018

North America may be locked in a deep freeze, but that’s no reason to hibernate until summer. The music festival season never rests and this winter, there’s more ski festivals than ever around the world. From the Alps to the Rocky Mountains, we’ve got your cure for cabin fever. So strap on a board or skis along with your sense of adventure and let’s take on the cold weather.

Snowbombing 2018

April 9-14, 2018

Mayrhofen, Austria

Nobody knows how to apres-ski like the Europeans which means Snowbombing is the ultimate on-the-hill music festival. The Austrian resort of Mayrhofen plays host to the madness of a full week of snowboarding, electronic music, and partying in the Alps.


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MusicFest Steamboat 2018

January 4-9, 2018

Steamboat Springs, CO

With 6 days, 50+ bands, 5 mountains, and 1 really big tent, the three decade old Steamboat MusicFest packs of ton of activities into this winter holiday. Events range from concerts, acoustic shows, singer-songwriter performances, and lots of other surprises spread over 10 venues. It all takes place in Steamboat Springs, one of the world's best ski towns deep in the heart of Colorado.



Minus Zero 2018

April 6-8, 2018

Mt Snow, VT

Winter is nearly over and Minus Zero celebrates the end of the season with an epic spring skiing party. The multi-day electronic and sports music festival takes place on the slopes of Mount Snow in the incredibly scenic Vermont.


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Caprices Festival 2018

April 12-15, 2018

Crans-Montana, Switzerland

You know the drill. Ski and snowboard all day, then party all night with cutting-edge EDM artists from around the world. Okay, you might be partying all day as well in a transparent mountain-top tent that shows off the jaw-dropping Swiss Alps. Rest up before you go because sleep is not an option at Caprices


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Chamonix Unlimited Festival 2018

April 4-9, 2018

Chamonix, France

Every spring, Chamonix Unlimited puts on an electronic festival worth of its legendary surroundings. For five days the mountain and town is full of DJs, parties and events, including some absolutely jaw dropping venues.


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Snowattack 2018

January 27-February 3, 2018

Les Orres, France

From the country that invented apres-ski parties comes Snowattack, an annual mid-winter ode to electronic music and ski culture. The week long festival takes place at the Les Orres ski area in France with over 100 kilometers of slopes and 19 lifts to keep you entertained between a packed lineup of DJs.



Groove CairnGorm 2018

February 23-24, 2018

Aviemore, Scotland

The UK's only resort based snowsports and music festival takes place in the far north of the region at Cairngorm Mountain in the Scottish Highlands. Ride during the day and party all night at the mountain and in the town of Aviemore.


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Snowboxx 2018

March 17-24, 2018

Avoriaz, France

The "ultimate mountain party" takes you from the peaks of the French Alps into the heart of charming Avoriaz and the Snowboxx Village. Two huge main stage events anchor a week of apres-ski, on-mountain concerts, igloo raves, and tropical waterpark parties. This is one wild week in France.


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Musilac Mont Blanc 2018

April 19-21, 2018

Chamonix, France

Rock and ride! This French festival flips the traditional electronic roster of ski area festivals to focus on pop and rock. The Mont-Blanc Mountain and the town of Chamonix host this late spring gathering, a spin-off of the 15+ year old summer Musilac Festival from Aix-les-Bains.



Snowbombing Canada 2018

April 5-9, 2018

Sun Peaks, BC

The epic Austrian ski and snowboard festival has exported their slopeside bash to North America. The majestic mountains of Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia host the event along with electronic acts from around the world. From the opening night street party, the infamous Forest Stage, and an underground parking garage turned club, there's plenty of venues to party at over this wild holiday.


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Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the editor-in-chief's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.