Top 3 Alpine Music Festivals

- January 8, 2013

The best resorts in the Europe know they need to offer more than just powdery slopes. Festivals have taken over the event calendars of resorts featuring new cuisine, comedy, and music. Offering a creative break from the athleticism of the mountain, these gatherings are designed to offer visitors a well-rounded experience to their time on the slopes. Why not grab a mug of cocoa and sing along during your après-ski?

Altitude Festival Meribel France
This festival is for anyone who wants equal parts skiing, music, and comedy. The Altitude Festival in Meribel, France offers up one of the best and biggest comedy show line ups of the winter season, possibly even better than the Skiing in Val D’isere. Where there is also a cross country ski race on the piste and many other smaller scale events, the festival outshines. Organized by avid snowboarding enthusiasts Andrew Maxwell and Marcus Brigstocke, there should be plenty of fun for both traditional skiers and snowboarders as well as anyone who loves a good comedy show. Beyond the slopes the Altitude Festival will tickle you taste buds with local and international cuisine alongside comedy galore. Last year’s artists included Jimmy Carr, Frankie Boyle, Ed Byrne, and Tim Minchin and though this year’s line-up still has to be announced, given the reputation and past performances of visitors will not disappointed. The Altitude Festival never fails to provide an amazing distraction for avid boarders and great show for people on family ski breaks.

Snowbombing Festival Mayrhofen Austria
This festival is aiming for the title “greatest show on snow”. A title they just might get considering what they have lined up. There is a wide range of live artists, disc jockeys, and other shows are already scheduled for this festival. The local population has been involved as well with many jokes and cultural references.

The show does not take itself too seriously and is known for making fun and laughing at itself in the name of a good time. One of the most inventive things about the festival is not the destination but rather the journey there. The Snowbombing Road trip is as much an event as the actual festival itself. Starting off in the United Kingdom, a slow leisurely drive overland to Mayrhofen with many other snowbombers is a fun and popular alternatives to those that don’t want to fly. It is the arrival of these travelers that actually marks the opening of the festival. With its carefree, self-parodying nature, and massive line up of artists it’s hard not to call the Snowbombing Festival the greatest show on snow!

The Big Day Out Val’disere
Most recognizable by their “chalet” architecture, the centre of Val d’Isère, France is expected to draw up to 30,000 people during the four days of music, festivities and world class snowboarding in what’s known as simply, “The Big Day Out”. Live performances, food, and parties throughout the week will culminate in the snowboarding finals night. Overall, Val d’Isere has something for everyone. With terrain for all abilities, great off-piste and a reputation for good snow even in years when lower altitude resorts have suffered, skiing in Val d’Isère is rarely ever found short of snow, or fun for children of all ages.

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  • These are fantastic festivals! Thanks for the share.