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6 of the Best Outdoor Winter Music Festivals

Light up dreary winter nights with an unforgettable outdoor music experience. Outdoor winter music festivals are gaining popularity and popping up on mountain slopes and ski resorts across the globe. Chill out to the ambient beats of house, electronica and indie pop while dancing underneath the frozen moonlight. Dance day and night at these top festivals held at some of the most picturesque mountains in the world.

St. Moritz Music Summit—Switzerland
St Mortiz is Europe’s highest club music festival. Located 2,500 meters above sea level, the summit hosts some of Europe’s best DJ’s who play day and night at this three-day international music festival. Known for its electronica DJ’s, the summit features a combination of indoor and outdoor venues from mountain slopes to swanky nightclubs. This world-class event combines the best of Swiss alpine skiing and luxurious lounges.

Rave on Snow—Austria
Grab a pair of sunglasses and warm mittens in preparation for one of the best snow parties in the world. Rave on Snow features a relaxed, but non-stop dance atmosphere from the base of a ski resort. The event is held in Saalback-Hinterglemm village and features bumping electronica music and multimedia art flashing at all hours of the day. One village and one huge party is a dream vacation for Europeans who miss the summer Ibiza sun.

Snowball Music Festival—Colorado
Held in Winter Park, Colorado, hippies and ski bums head out into the winter cold to experience live music from some of the nation’s best artists. Past headliners included Flaming Lips, Bassnectar and Pretty Lights. DJ’s, rap artists and indie pop singers perform on center stage to inspire thousands of fans to dance and enjoy life. Snowball is a non-profit organization and partial earnings benefit music education funds in elementary schools.

Snow Globe—California
For a different New Years Eve experience, head to Lake Tahoe for Snow Globe. Integrate the best of music and skiing in one of America’s prime outdoor destinations. This global fusion ignites the best of dance, indie pop and hip-hop music. Events are held in the snow globe to showcase radiant light shows with each performance. Guests ring in the New Year with a firework show to kick-start a long night of dancing.

Celebrate winter the coolest things to hit Toronto since maple leaf t-shirts. Canadians are used to the cold, which makes brrrrr! an easy-breezy event to experience. International DJ’s heat up the dance floor with electronic, techno and dance music beats while thousands of fans scream and shout amidst stage smoke and frost bitten breath. Experience an array of top performers such as Sharam and Wolfgang Gartner.

Rise Festival—France
Located in Les Deux Alpes, France, this award-winning park features some of the best glacier skiing in Europe. Winter weather is year-round in Les Deux offering nonstop winter sport action. Ibiza snow bunnies also head to Les Deux for the weeklong Rise Festival for their need of live DJ music. The town also features plenty of non-skiing options such as ice skating, spa treatments and shopping, including a wicked nightlife. Bundle packages are available to include accommodation, lift pass, resort taxes and event passes. Packages start at $299 Euro.

Or if you don’t feel like going out, you could just grab a Big Turtle Shell wireless speaker. Then just get some cheese and crackers and have your own festival.

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