Ski Festivals 2020: What’s Happening in the Alps?

Ski Festivals 2020: What’s Happening in the Alps?

Fancy taking your ski holiday to another level? World class pistes, live acts and electronic music are what make ski festivals in the Alps some of the best in the world.

The next few months in the Alps are looking chock-a-block full of ski music festivals that combine the very best of the slopes, live music and late-night DJ sets.

We’ve compiled a list of the best ski festivals in 2020 to get you ready for your trip of a lifetime.


Zermatt Unplugged


When: 14-18 April
Where: Zermatt, Switzerland

From a ‘Taste village’ where you can sample culinary delights from the region to a ‘Foyer Marquee’ with live music, jazz and regional wines- Zermatt Unplugged is a ski festival like you’ve never seen it before.

This intimate festival shows off talent from around Europe on stages spread throughout the village.

The Zermatt Unplugged 2020 line-up includes;

  • Dido
  • Cro
  • Kaiser Chiefs
  • Jake Issac
  • Ronnie Scott’s All Stars


How to Get There


A transfer from Sion Airport will take 2 hours, weather and traffic dependant. Alternatively, it takes just over 3 hours to get from Geneva to Zermatt.


Tomorrowland Winter


When: 14-21 March 2020
Where: Alpe d’Huez, France

Join 25,000 people as they descend on the mountain town of Alpe d’Huez in France for Tomorrowland Winter 2020 – set at 200m altitude amongst impressive alpine peaks.

The festival organizers go all out to design inventive stages to entertain the crowds.

This year’s line-up includes;

  • Afrojak
  • Martin Garrix
  • Sound Rush
  • Bassjackers
  • Vini Vici

And many more…


How to Get There


Geneva Airport to Alpe d’Huez transfers take an average of three hours.

Alternatively, Grenoble airport is just a 90 minute drive away.

Crowd at a ski music festival


Rock the Pistes


When: 15-21 March
Where: Portes du Soleil, France

This year sees the 10th edition of Rock the Pistes in Portes du Soleil. Enjoy a week of open-air concerts with your ski pass to 650km of slopes. 2800 revellers spread across two countries and 30+ apres ski concerts to choose from.

Here are some of the artists from the 2020 lineup;

  • Alam
  • Clean After Use
  • Ronan Gravier
  • After Ivory
  • Process
  • Radio Meuh


How to Get There

Ski transfers from Geneva to Avoriaz in the heart of the Portes du Soleil region take around 1 hour 40 minutes.


Snowboxx Ski Music Festival


When: 21-28 March
Where: Avoriaz, France

This open-air festival combines great music with wacky events such as their famous snowball fight and inflatable races.

Attracting past headliners like Fatboy Slim, Stormzy and Chase & Status, this festival is a must if you’re serious about big names in music.

This year’s line-up includes;

  • Annie Mac
  • DJ EZ
  • Andy C
  • Denis Sulta
  • The Sugarhill Gang


How to Get There


A transfer from Geneva to Avoriaz takes just over an hour and a half. Or, if you’re travelling from Chambery airport it will take an extra hour.


Chamonix Unlimited


When: 31st March- 5th April
Where: Chamonix, Mont Blanc, France

If you’re into house and techno, Chamonix Unlimited festival is for you. In addition to an incredible line-up, the festival also offers incredible ski and snowboarding opportunities in the ski resort of Chamonix.

Home to the Mont Blanc Massif, the highest mountain peak in the Alps, there’s something for everyone here- from thrilling cross country runs to alternative snow sports.

The 2020 festival line-up includes;

  • Blond:Ish
  • Nina Kraviz
  • Volvox
  • Marcel Dettmann
  • Glenn Underground
  • George Ellis


How to Get There


The most convenient way to get to the festival is to book a Geneva to Chamonix transfer which takes around an hour on a good day.


Snowbombing


When: 13-18 April
Where: Mayrhofen, Austria

Another big hitter attracting some of the biggest live acts and DJs around, Snowbombing in Austria knows how to put on a party. When you’re not exploring the varied slopes, take part in Bongo’s Bingo or the Snowlympic Games. From forest to igloo, party all over the picturesque Mayhrofen ski resort this April.

Here’s a taste of the impressive 2020 Snowbombing line-up;

  • Liam Gallagher
  • The Streets
  • Foals
  • Loyle Carner
  • Kprupt FM
  • Big Nastie
  • Chase & Status
  • Rudimental


How to Get There


Salzburg to Mayrhofen transfers take around 2 hours and 30 minutes, depending on traffic and road conditions. If you’re short on time, Innsbruck to Mayrhofen transfers are usually an hour quicker.

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Caprices


When: 17-26 April
Where: Crans Montana, Switzerland

This four day mountain festival in Switzerland combines electronic music with lively après ski and stunning alpine surroundings. From day till night, party on the slopes and find secret stages.

The Caprices 2020 line-up includes;

  • Audiofly
  • Chaim
  • Bruk Boogie Kru
  • Digby
  • Given
  • Jamie Jones
  • Shimza
  • Tia


How to Get There


From Geneva, a transfer to Crans Montana will take roughly 2 and a half hours. From Zurich it takes a fair bit longer- around 4 hours.


Musilac Festival


When: 11-14 July
Where: Aix-les-Bains, France

Located by the Lake Esplande in Aix-Les-Bains, Musilac has become the biggest pop-rock event in the area.

The Musilac 2020 line-up includes;

  • Lenny Kraitz
  • Superbus
  • Mika
  • The Rapture
  • Iggy Pop
  • Niska


How to Get There


Catch a ski transfer from Chambery airport.


Rise Festival


When: 12-19 December
Where: Les Deux Alpes, France

In December, Rise Festival kicks off the ski season with a week of ski, snow, music and festivities. Explore 220km of slopes by day and head to the main stage or arena at night to see famous acts with incredible production.

Après ski parties take place each day at 3 and the festival village offers cosy bars, restaurants and late-night clubs.

The Rise Festival line-up for 2020 will be released later this year, but past acts include;

  • Annie Mac
  • Clean Bandit
  • Craig David
  • David Rodigan
  • DJ EZ


How to Get There


From Chambery or Grenoble airport, transfers to Les Deux Alpes take just over 2 hours, or transfers from Geneva to Les Deux Alpes take around 3 hours.

An Alps2Alps ski transfer vehicle in the snow


Group Ski Transfers with Alps2Alps


Heading to a ski festival on the slopes? The easiest way for you and your mates to get to the resort is by private ski transfer.

Whether you’re travelling in a group of 2 or 52 we provide transfers with;

  • Safe and comfortable vehicles
  • Plenty of luggage room
  • Door to door service
  • Driver tracking and real-time notifications
  • Free long term ski storage
  • Cheap deals and midweek offers

Ready to party? Book your ski transfer today.

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