Portes Du Soleil, Avoriaz, France
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Go to a festival where it doesn’t matter if it’s cold. In actual fact, if it wasn’t cold, it would be horrendous.
Snow festivals are popping up all over the shop ('the shop' in this case is the world – it’s a pretty big shop. Probably a Homebase or something), but Snowboxx is in no danger of getting lost in the crowd.
The main reason for this is that it’s quality, and quality should be recognised, so we’re going to recognise it. HERE.
Snowboxx is held in the Portes Du Soleil resort in the French Alps and packs as much activity into one week as is humanly possible. Ski/snowboard in the day, down a few drinks après the fact, then head onto the main festival once the sun sets.
But that’s not it, oh no. There are tonnes of other things to do, yeah? Like ice-skating, the opportunity to take in some amazing art, pool parties, terrace parties, freestyle displays, karaoke and even a retro olympics, which we assume is some sort of mullet-growing competition (it’s not).
Check out the Cookie Cafe is the highest restaurant in Europe, supposedly the highest restaurant in Europe. It literally cannot stop smoking the ganja.*
*It's actually just really vertical because it's on a mountain.
Full lineup here.
How do I get there?
Plane: Avoriaz is less than two hours from Geneva airport, to which you can get regular flights from all major UK and European airports.
Mainstage Travel offers packages including flights, transfers and more here.
Making your own way: Avoriaz is easily accessible by car and rail.
Festival only, £99
Festival pass & lift pass, from £179
Packages from £239
Flights, transfer, lift pass, accommodation and festival ticket from £329
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Where can I get them?
Tickets are available from the website.