The World’s Best Ski and Snowboard Festivals

Don’t know where to go this year for your fill of music and riding? Let us help you out with five great winter Ski and Snowboard Festivals.

Can’t decide if you want to bomb the mountain or rock out at a music festival? Why not do both? We have you covered, here are five of the world’s best ski and snowboard festivals.

 

Snowbombing, Mayrhofen, Austria

3rd-8th April, 2017

Snowbombing Canada, Sun Peaks, Canada

6th-10th, April, 2017

Snowbombing is the granddaddy of ski and snowboard festivals. It’s the biggest, baddest and raddest ski and snowboard festival of them all.

Where to start? Located in Mayrhofen, Austria, Snowbombing is as the official tag line goes, a “festival 8,497ft above ordinary.”  Featuring some of the world’s best skiing and snowbording and world class musical acts performing in unique venues; igloo raves, enchanted forest parties, underground tennis clubs turned super clubs. If that’s not enough, the charming town of Mayrhofen has luxury spas, authentic alpine cuisine, blue runs, black runs and all the schnapps you can drink.

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Mayrhofen, Austria provides amazing skiing and snowboarding and is the host location for Snowbombing 2017. Source: Snowbombing
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Ski and ride all day, party all night at Snowbombing. Source: Snowbombing
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An amazing crowd, lineup and venues makes Snowbombing an amazing experience not to be missed. Source: Snowbombing
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Performances that rival any major music festival will not leave you disappointed. Source: Snowbombing

New for 2017, Snowbombing is holding a sister event at Sun Peaks in the Canadian rockies, giveing North America it’s own version of this awesome ski and snowboard festival. Dates: 6th-10th, April, 2017

Website: snowbombing.com

Lineup: snowbombing.com/lineup

Canadian Website: snowbombingcanada.com

Canadian Lineup: snowbombingcanada.com/lineup

Horizon Festival, Arinsal, Andorra

26th March-2nd, April 2017

Situated high in the breath-taking Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain, Horizon Festival 2017 features outstanding skiing and snowboarding, two mountain top stages with day and night line-ups from 1pm each day, amazing bars, restaurants, clubs, and a hidden secret stage located deep in lush pine forest. What more could you want from a ski and snowboard festival?

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Amazing night time performances wow the crowds at Horizon Festival. Source: Horizon Festival
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Acts which rival an summer music festival are a mainstay at Horizon Festival. Source: Horizon Festival

The ski resort offers a kilometer of vertical  and outstanding conditions for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders, alongside stunning mountain tops, villages and valleys.

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Sunshine and good times are to be had during the day at the Horizon Festival. Source: Horizon Festival

Website: horizonfestival.net

Lineup: horizonfestival.net/lineup

World Ski And Snowboard Festival, Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada

6th-16th, April, 2017

A completely free outdoor and indoor ski, snowboard, music, arts, and everything in-between festival held in Whistler village every April. The World Ski and Snowboard Festival combines everything that makes Whistler great and supersizes it. Ten days and ten nights of spring riding, après, nightlife and culture.

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The backdrop of the Canadian Rockies provides an amazing venue for the World Ski and Snowboard Festival. Source: WSSF
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Daily and nightly ski and snowboard competitions featuring some of the best local and international riders thrill the crowds at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival. Source: WSSF

Whistler Blackcomb needs no introduction. Featuring more terrain than you could ski or ride in a month it is consistently ranked as the World’s best ski and snowboarding destinations. Plenty of Spring Sunshine and friendly Canadians makes the World Ski and Snowboard Festival one not to be missed and fun for all ages.

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Free outdoor performances keep the crowd stoked and the good times rolling at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival. Source: WSSF
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The free outdoor daytime concert series at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival brings a great crowd of all ages together for fun and truly family friendly festival. Source: WSSF
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Canadian spring skiing vibes can’t be beat at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival. Source: WSSF
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Impressive indoor performances from world class DJs bring the night to life at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival. Source: WSSF

Website: wssf.com

Lineup: TBA

Rise Festival, Les Deux Alps, France

10th-17th, December, 2017

An independent ski & snowboard music festival held in Les Deux Alps, Rise combines fantastic alpine skiing and riding with the hottest in electronic music. Epic parties and a focus on human wellbeing and sustainability along with 222km of pistes and the largest skiable glacier in Europe makes Rise a unique ski and snowboard festival experience. The French resort town of Les Deux Alps is located 3000 meters above sea level and offers European charm, fine dining and . Tickets include a lift pass and access to all night and daytime soirees.

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Source: Rise Festival

Website: risefestival.co.uk

Lineup: TBA

Altitude Comedy Festival, Mayrhofen, Austria

11th-17th of December 2017

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Source: Altitude Festival

For those of you who like to take to the mountain and have fun at the same time (you monsters, who are you?) then check out the Altitude Comedy Festival. Held in the lovely Tyrolean ski resort of Mayrhofen, this unique festival combines fantastic skiing and riding with stand-up comedy. In addition to world class comedy, skiing and snowboarding the Altitude Festival features late night parties, wonderful food, and an overall great atmosphere for young and old.

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Source: Altitude Festival
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Source: Altitude Festival

Website: altitudefestival.com

Lineup: altitudefestival.com/line-up

With all these fantastic options, there’s no excuse to catch the winter blues in 2017, get out there and enjoy!

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