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! For the full list of ski-based parties, see our snowsports calendar here.
April 10-15, 2023
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.
Featured Artists: Eats Everything, Jamie XX
Photo Credit: Andrew Whitton/Snowbombing
Tomorrowland Winter 2023
March 18-25, 2023
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.
Featured Artists: Afrojack, Amelie Lens, Axwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Lost Frequencies, Martin Garrix, Steve Akoi, Steve Angello
Photo Credit: Tomorrowland
Shapes Festival Leysin 2023
March 27-April 2, 2023
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 2023
December 14-17, 2023
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.
Photo Credit: Good-By
Zermatt Unplugged 2023
April 11-15, 2023
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.
Featured Artists: Of Monsters and Men, Passenger, Vance Joy
Photo Credit: Nick Lobeck
Rise Festival 2023
December 9-16, 2023
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
Photo Credit: Rise Festival
The MusicFest Steamboat 2023
January 7-12, 2023
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 21-28, 2023
Les Deux Alpes, 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.
Featured Artists: Borgore
March 18-25, 2023
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
Hibernation Festival 2023
March 17-18, 2023
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.
WinterWonderGrass Colorado 2023
March 3-5, 2023
Steamboat Springs, CO
WinterWonderGrass drops into Steamboat Springs, Colorado for this snowy edition of bluegrass and snow sports. If you have never been to Steamboat, we can vouch that it's one of the best ski towns in the world.
Featured Artists: Greensky Bluegrass, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters
WinterWonderGrass California 2023
March 31-April 2, 2023
Squaw Valley, CA
Winter Wonder Grass is all about bringing good music to people who enjoy great scenery and the excitement of the mountains. This festival is family friendly mixing beer, music and snow sports.
Featured Artists: Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled By Turtles
Electric Mountain Festival 2023
April 10-14, 2023
The Electric Mountain Festival brings the hottest artists of electric dance music to the Ötztal. Sölden is transformed into the ultimate DJ resort in the Alps.
Featured Artists: Don Diablo, Nervo, Oliver Heldens, Vini Vici
Chamonix Unlimited Festival 2023
April 5-9, 2023
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.
Featured Artists: Carl Craig, Ellen Allien
Photo Credit: Gwendal Le Flem
Caprices Festival 2023
April 7-16, 2023
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.
Featured Artists: Claptone, Dubfire, Eats Everything, Fatboy Slim, Jamie XX, Jeff Mills, Loco Dice, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler
Photo Credit: Caprices Music Festival