The only thing the Music Festival Wizard team loves more than festivals is the winter ski season. Parties and ski resorts are a natural mix so pack a warm coat, a snowboard, and stop wishing for that summer festival season because winter is already here. See you on the slopes!
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.
Photo Credit: Andrew Whitton/Snowbombing
Tomorrowland Winter 2020
Alpe d'Huez, France
One of the biggest music festivals in the world takes on winter when Tomorrowland comes to the mountains. In March people from all over the world will gather for an adventure of a lifetime filled with ski, music and magic in the stunning French mountains.
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December 29-31, 2019
South Lake Tahoe, CA
The annual SnowGlobe in Lake Tahoe has made good on their promise to bring a top-notch EDM festival to a ski town. SnowGlobe is loud. It’s flashy. Music shakes your chest. Fireworks explode. Imagine a club filled with thousands of EDM fans dancing and screaming and losing their minds. And it’s outside. In the middle of the winter.
Photo Credit: Vito Valentinetti
Shapes Festival Leysin 2019
December 12-15, 2019
From Greek islands to Nordic capitols to the mountains of Switzerland, Shapes Festival gathers up the best electronic artists for incredible underground parties. The winter adventure of Shapes takes place deep in the Swiss Alps at Leysin.
Rave on Snow 2019
December 12-15, 2019
Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria
The name says it all. You're going to be partying to electronic music on the slopes of Austria's Saalbach-Hinterglemm ski resort. This event has been taking place for over two decades so be prepared to meet some seriously good times and catch some world-class DJs under the snowy skies of December.
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Zermatt Unplugged 2021
July 15-25, 2021
While most snow music festivals focus on electronic music, Zermatt Unplugged skews the opposite direction with five days of acoustic tunes. 30,000 visitors show up at the singer-songwriter festival to see artists perform at 14+ venues around the fairy tale ski village of Zermatt in Switzerland.
Photo Credit: Nick Lobeck
Rise Festival 2019
December 14-21, 2019
Les 2 Alpes, France
Warm up for winter with an early vacation to the French Alps and the annual Rise Festival. If you get bored of the incredible freeriding and all-night parties (yeah, right), spend your time with activities like ice cave meditation, alpine yoga, snowmobiling, or paragliding
Featured Artists: Chase & Status
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Hibernation Festival 2022
March 18-19, 2022
Pas de la Casa, Andorra
Five friends and lovers of electronic music meet for the first time in Andorra, and years later they return to create their dream festival. That's the story of the Hibernation Festival, a crazy adventure that takes place at 2000 meters above sea level at the largest ski area in the Pyrenees.
Featured Artists: Paul Kalkbrenner
Tickets: Buy tickets here
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The MusicFest Steamboat 2020
January 5-10, 2020
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.
January 25-February 1, 2020
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.
March 19-26, 2022
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.
Photo Credit: Snowboxx
Musilac Mont Blanc 2020
April 16-18, 2020
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.
Photo Credit: Musilac Mont Blanc