Head for The Hills: Our Rundown of the Best European Slopeside Ski Festivals for 2019

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We’re all about multitasking here at Music Festival Wizard, which is why we love the idea of combining your ski/snowboard vacation with a music festival vacation. The hills are alive with music all winter long and into the spring and it’s easier than you think to get there. Check out some inspiration below and we’ll see you on the hill.

Zermatt Unplugged 2019

April 9-13, 2019

Zermatt, Switzerland

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.

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Tomorrowland Winter 2019

March 13-15, 2019

Alpe d'Huez, France

One of the biggest music festivals in the world takes on winter when Tomorrowland comes to the mountains this winter. The debut of Tomorrowland Winter promises 30000 diehard electronic festies descending on the Alps for a week of snowsports and magic.

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Caprices Festival 2019

April 11-14, 2019

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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Snowattack 2019

January 26-February 2, 2019

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.

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Snowbombing Canada 2019

April 5-7, 2019

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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Snowbombing 2019

April 8-13, 2019

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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Chamonix Unlimited Festival 2019

April 2-7, 2019

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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Snowboxx 2019

March 23-30, 2019

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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Hibernation Festival 2019

March 29-31, 2019

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.

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Musilac Mont Blanc 2019

April 26-28, 2019

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.

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