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Ski Fun - What's on This Spring!

By Surfcat

It's been piste to piste sunshine for at least a couple of weeks now across the Alps, although there was a healthy top up of snow earlier this week - as much as 80cms of fresh in some resorts! It means that conditions are excellent and as we head into the last few weeks of this winter season, now is as good a time as any to get out there.

If you haven't yet experienced the pleasures of spring skiing - there's definitely a lot to recommend it. Days are longer and sunnier and you'll find a far more relaxed frame of mind in resort. It's the time for leisurely lunches on sunny terraces, piste picnics and watching the world glide by. There's also quite a few fun goings on to add to the entertainment - live music, open air concerts, end of season races, and generally a party atmosphere around town.

Here's a few of the top parties going on over the next few weeks!

Xtreme Verbier - 23-25 March: The coolest ski spectacle ever.
Verbier's Xtreme rounds off the Freeride World Tour and gathers together the top freeriders on the planet as they compete for the best lines down the infamous Becs des Rosses. Spectators can get a grandstand view from the Gentianes side of the mountain. The actual contest is scheduled for this Saturday 24th March and of course in true Verbier style there'll be lots of opportunities to get into the party mood before and after the main event. See the full programme here.


Rock The Pistes (24-28 March) & Basscamp (2-6 April): Portes du Soleil/Morzine
The Portes du Soleil is gearing up for two big music events over the next few weeks.

Firstly Rock The Pistes, which kicks off this Saturday, is a series of free daytime concerts taking place actually on the pistes throughout the Portes du Soleil ski area. The music continues after the lifts close with more free concerts in the various resorts.

This year's will be the second Rock The Piste. We love to see resorts making an effort - so if you're in the Portes Du Soleil for the event let us know what you think! Click here more information on what's on where.

Basscamp: Morzine's first electronic music and snowsports festival kicks off 5 days of music, mayhem and mountain madness on April 2nd. Morzine's bars and clubs will be hosting international DJ's, there'll be competitions galore and lots going on both on and off the mountain. The festival culminates in a massive Morzine Street Party in the town square - this year's theme is Back to the 80's. So if you're heading out that way be sure to pack some fancy dress items! See all the details here.

Basscamp-festival Morzine from basscamp-festival on Vimeo.

Altitude Comedy Festival - Mayrhofen, 26-31st March:
Altitude has moved from Meribel to Mayrhofen. It's a unique event and a great opportunity to see some of the best UK comedy stars and enjoy the glorious Zillertal ski area at the same time.

This year's Altitude stars Jimmy Carr, Frankie Boyle, Tim Minchin, Ed Byrne, The Cuban Brothers, Rufus Hound and many more. Each day there are apres ski, evening and late night comedy shows. As well as the comedy there will of course be music and much fun with resident DJ's and on and off slope entertainment.

It's a great idea and where else would you get to see all those stars in the same place? Get all the details and the full line up here!


There's much more going on throughout the Alps too as resorts start to party. Spring is defintely the time for kicking back and enjoying life. If you've got news and information on what's happening in a ski resort near you let us know! Post on our Facebook page or send us an email at [email protected].


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