Best Ski Festivals 2023 – 2024 in the Alps

Best Ski Festivals 2023 – 2024 in the Alps

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As winter swoops in, snow falls and the slopes are getting busy, it’s time to gear up for the biggest ski festivals in the Alps this ski season!

Our guide to the best ski festivals for 2023/2024 focuses on the most exciting music festivals in the Alps. We’ve got the lowdown on the season’s most hyped events!

The Alps are known for more than just its slopes and ample snow. The mountains are also home to a variety of festivals throughout the season, garnering a reputation especially within the music community. From live music and late-night DJs to winter sports and snowball fights – ski festivals are back with new surprises and parties to delight revellers.

World-class pistes, live acts and electronic music are what make ski festivals in the Alps some of the best in the world. Find out what’s happening this season…

Polaris Ski Festival

When: 17th – 18th and 24th – 25th November, 2023

Where: Verbier, Switzerland

Kick off the winter ski season at the Polaris Festival in Switzerland. This electronic music festival bumps the beats 2,200 metres up at the luxurious Le Mouton Noir ski resort in Verbier. Ski, ride, and party through the weekend to an incredible mix of mountain scenery and world class electronic music acts!

The Polaris Ski Festival line-up includes;

  • Marc Rebillet
  • Carl Craig
  • Dixon
  • Marcel Dettmann
  • Mr. G
  • Specter

A celebration is on the cards, Polaris Festival is back under its original format. Don’t miss out – book your tickets now!

How to Get There

The nearest airport is Geneva Airport and transfers to Verbier will take just under 2 hours. 


When: 8th – 9th December 2023

Where: Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria

Bergfest is German for let’s party in the mountains! Held in the famous Austrian ski resort of Saalbach-Hinterglemm, this electronic fest is a weekend festival to celebrate the start of winter.

The BergFest 2023 line-up includes;

  • Evil Jared x Krogi
  • Querbeat
  • Bilderbuch
  • Bibiza

How to Get There

Catch a ski transfer from Salzburg Airport in just under 2 hours.

Rise Ski Festival

When: 9th-16th December 2023

Where: Les Deux Alpes, France

In December, Rise’s 9th festival offers you a wild week of ski, music and snow festivities. Use your lift pass to explore 220km of slopes by day and head to the main stage or arena at night to see eclectic live acts and DJs with incredible production.

The resort offers some great beginner slopes as well as Europe’s largest skiable glacier – giving you plenty of options if you’re coming as a group.

The Rise Festival line-up for 2023 includes;

  • Bicep
  • Sonny Fodera
  • Sigma
  • Mella Dee
  • Hybrid Minds
  • Kettama
  • Manami

Book your tickets now!

How to Get There

Getting to Rise Festival 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.

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Rock the Pistes

When: 17th – 23rd March 2024

Where: Portes du Soleil, France

The pop-rock festival, Rock the Pistes in Portes du Soleil is returning with a bang next March with over 30 après-ski concerts set to take place.

Explore 650km of slopes during the day and discover up and coming international artists in the evening.

The Rock the Pistes line-up for 2024 includes;

  • Bambou
  • Alenko
  • Am Samstag
  • Martin Solveig
  • Klingande
  • Bigsy

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.

Large audience in front of stage at festival

Tomorrowland Winter

When: 16th – 23rd March 2024

Where: Alpe d’Huez, France

With the highest stage at a dizzying 3,300 metres above sea level, at one of the biggest festivals in the world, expect incredible views, extravagant sets and the very best in electronic music!

Tomorrowland Winter 2024’s line-up will feature a slew of the world’s top DJs and electronic music producers, including;

  • Eliza Rose
  • Otto Knows
  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
  • Netsky
  • Nina Kraviz
  • Joel Corry

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.

Snowboxx Ski Music Festival

When: 16th – 23rd March 2024

Where: Avoriaz, France

This open-air festival combines great music with lighthearted events such as igloo after parties and bottomless brunches.

Two huge main stage events anchor a week of apres-ski, on-mountain concerts, igloo raves, and tropical waterpark parties.

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

The resort is situated in Les Portes Du Soleil ski area – the largest connected ski area in the world.

The Snowboxx 2024 line-up so far includes;

  • The Streets
  • Denis Sulta
  • Becky Hill
  • Rudimental
  • Nia Archives
  • Danny Howard
  • Jodie Harsh

More acts on the line-up to be released soon!

Over 90% of the tickets have sold out, so don’t miss out!

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.

Altitude Comedy Festival

When: 1st – 5th April 2024

Where: Mayrhofen, Austria

Slopes, DJs and laughs – what more could you want from a skiing holiday? Altitude Comedy Festival offers something a little different to most ski festivals out there. With roast battles and live acts from your favourite comedians, this festival promises to be one to remember.

This award-nominated festival was created in 2007 by comedians Andrew Maxwell and Marcus Brigstocke and is the world’s No.1 alpine comedy festival.

The 2024 lineup includes:

  • Dara O’Brian
  • Daniel Sloss
  • Maisie Adam
  • Zoe Lyons
  • Kai Humphries
  • Tamer Kattan

How to Get There

Airport transfers from Innsbruck to Mayrhofen will take around 1 hour.


When: 8th – 13th April 2024

Where: Mayrhofen, Austria

Another big hitter attracting some of the biggest live acts and dance music DJs around, Snowbombing ski festival knows how to put on a party. When you’re not exploring the varied slopes, take part in Bongo’s Bingo or chair lift speed dating. From forest to igloo, party all over the picturesque Mayrhofen ski resort this April. The festival is split between two types of venues: the mountain venues and the in-town venues, with events scheduled across the entire week.

This festival is ideal for groups of friends looking to let loose on the mountain!

Some of the lineup so far includes:

  • Andy C
  • Jayda G
  • Wilkinson
  • Joy Orbinson
  • Horse Meat Disco
  • Gerd Janson

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.

Zermatt Unplugged

When: 9th – 13th April 2024

Where: Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt Unplugged is a ski festival like you’ve never seen before.

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

Over 100 concerts are set to take place across 5 days. The festival has issued a save the date with the line-up to follow.

Zermatt is an eco-friendly, family-friendly resort with modern lift systems and comfortable accommodation – perfect as a laid-back ski festival destination.

While the Zermatt Unplugged 2024 lineup is still under lock and key, take a look at some of the international acts that have hit the stage over the past few years for a taste of what you’re in for!

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.

Save on Alps festival ski transfers with Alps2Alps

As a gesture to festival-goers this season, we’ve coordinated a string of discount codes to redeem on your Alps2Alps transfer to the festival ski resort.

There are some conditions of redeeming these festival discount codes:

  • Codes will only work on ski transfers to the specified resort for each festival
  • You can travel from any airport, but it must be to the resort listed
  • Codes are valid for travel three days before and three days after the official festival dates

Now that the formalities are out the way, it’s time to book your transfer for your upcoming Alps festival. Discover all of the festival event dates and discount codes today.

Group Ski Transfers with Alps2Alps

Heading to a ski festival on the slopes? The easiest way to get to the resort is by private ski transfer. All the fun of a road trip with your mates without the driving and map reading!

Whether you’re travelling to your ski and snowboard holiday 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
  • Cheap deals and midweek offers

Ready to party? Book your ski transfer today and jump straight into the experience without having to wait around!

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