Top 7 Ski Music Festivals in Europe 2020

Updated: Feb 24



Snowattack

Snowattack is an electronic music and snow-sports festival held in the French resort of Les Orres in the Southern Alps. For a whole week, the party rages in the picture-postcard town's bars and clubs as well as on the slopes, soundtracked by a lineup of esteemed DJs, who have included Pendulum, Rudimental, Lost Frequencies and Sub Focus. 

With 190 snow cannons covering 100km of 35 slopes, that feature 19 lifts and a three-zone snow park, the resort is ideal for the experienced skier or boarder and the novice alike. 

As well as late-night partying there will be street and hut parties, stand up comedy, bikini and board slides, torchlight skiing, performances and more.


Lineup: Alle Farben, Borgore, Gianluca Vacchi

+ more artists to be announced





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Location

Les Orres, France

Date

25 January - 01 February




Tomorrowland Winter


Tomorrowland Winter is the newest member of the Tomorrowland family, returning for a second edition after its dazzling debut in 2019. Bringing the world's most famous dance music festival to the Alps and taking over the picturesque town of Alpe d'Huez for a whole week, the festival is already one of the most popular of its kind.  

It wouldn't be Tomorrowland without a star-studded list of DJs from the world of EDM, techno and house, so expect the biggest names to grace the slopes and après-ski parties – last year's edition included the likes of Afrojack, Charlotte de Witte, Kungs, Martin Garrix, and Tomorrowland favourite Armin Van Buuren to name a few. 

The resort lies in a sunny plateau, giving a breathtaking sparkle to its variety of slopes that cater to beginners and experts and everyone in between. For the adventurous, Alpe d'Huez is also home to Pic Blanc, the entry point to the 16km Sarenne run, the longest black run on the alps. Don't veer too far though, or you may miss the best party of your life...


Lineup

Afrojack - Armin van Buuren - Artbat - Bassjackers - Brina Knauss - BROHUG - Cellini - Charlotte De Witte - DJ Coone - Da Tweekaz - Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - Discobaar - DJ Licious - Fideles - Gianluca Vacchi - Henri Pfr - Joris Voorn - Klingande - Kölsch - Konstantin Sibold - Kungs - Lost Frequencies - Lucas & Steve - M.I.K.E. Push - Martin Garrix - MATTN - Maxim Lany - Mike Williams - NERVO - Nico Morano - Oliver Heldens - Patrice Bäumel - Paul Kalkbrenner - Quintino - Ran-D - Regi - Sound Rush - Stephan Bodzin - Steve Aoki - Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano - Timmy Trumpet - Vini Vici - W&W - Yves Deruyter - Yves V




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Location

Alpe d'Huez, France

Date

14 March - 21 March



Rise Festival


Rise Festival is an annual electronic music and snow-sports festival held in the scenic French ski resort of Les Deux Alpes.

The festival has been growing steadily since its inception in 2013, bringing in international crowds to its breathtaking location atop Europe's biggest skiable glacier, and has played host to a number of impressive music partners, from Ibiza Rocks and Hospitality to Shut The Front Door and Applebum. 

Speeding down the mountain whilst partying in-between can be tiring, so Rise puts particular emphasis on wellbeing opportunities such as yoga and spa retreats, meaning it's not high-octane all week Previous lineups have included:

The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Distinkt, Horse Meat Disco, Michael Bibi, Solardo, Chase & Status [DJ set]




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Location

Les Deux Alpes, Les Deux Alpes, France


Date

14 December - 21 December




Polaris Festival


Polaris Festival is an electronic music and snow-sports festival held in the luxurious Alpine village of Verbier, Switzerland. 

When it comes to spectacular views and a roster of techno DJs that match the unrivalled quality of the skiing, it truly is hard to find a festival that compares to Polaris, with sounds from the main stage filling the slopes for four-days and unbelievable vistas from the Mouton Noir Stage, which sits on top of a ski lift. 


Previous lineups have included:

Carl Craig, Jayda G, Kerri Chandler, Seth Troxler, Floating Points, Boo Williams, Joe Claussell, Carista, Glenn Underground



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Location

Verbier, Switzerland

Date

To be announced




WOW Glacier Love Festival


WOW Glacier Love Festival is an electronic music and winter-sport festival in Kaprun, Austria. 

The perfect start to the wintry season with Isreali psytrance icons Vini Vici, bassy beats will no doubt bring the heat

Previous lineups have included:

Vini Vici, Ruben de Ronde, Esh, Levex

+ many more to be announced.




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Location

Salzburg, Austria

Date

To be announced



Caprices Festival


Caprices Festival is a famous electronic music festival held in the Swiss Alpine resort of Crans-Montana. Fans of underground house and techno are now well aware that the mountain-top party is one of the finest meeting points for the scene's most respected names.

With the likes of Sven Väth and Ricardo Villalobos counting themselves among the festival's regulars, the four-day affair hosts parties both in the town's clubs and in the now-iconic MDRNTY stage perched atop the mountain, with far-reaching views across the Alps.


Previous lineups have included:

Sven Väth, Apollonia, Fabe, Pan-Pot, Len Faki, Adam Beyer, Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Paul Kalkbrenner, Monika Kruse, Ben Klock, Dubfire



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Location

Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Date

09 April - 12 April 2020




Snowbombing


Snowbombing returns to Austria's Mayrhofen ski resort in April 2020 for another week of slopeside partying.

Showcasing a diverse lineup that covers house, drum and bass, grime and more, Snowbombing does so across slopeside stages, igloo raves, street parties and enchanted forests, while also turning the après ski vibe up to the max.

And when you factor in Mayrhofen's world class pistes, it's easy to see why Snowbombing has fast become dubbed "Europe's greatest show on snow."


Lineup: Liam Gallagher, The Streets, Foals, Chase & Status [DJ set], Loyle Carner, Richy Ahmed, Rudimental [DJ Set], Alan Fitzpatrick, Claptone, Kurupt FM



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Location

Mayrhofen Ski Resort, Mayrhofen, Austria

Date

13 April - 18 April 2020

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