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5 Reasons To Be Excited About Snowboxx

Going to Snowboxx this year? Here's a wee listicle guaranteed to get you hyped

Think we can all agree that going to the mountains is a fun thing to do; a fun thing made even more fun when you chuck big party vibes into the mixing bowl and stir it about with a big, neon-coloured, party spoon. Enter stage left: Snowboxx.

What’s Snowboxx, you ask? Well, it’s only the most rooting, tooting, week-long fiesta in the French Alps – with DJs, live acts, legendary Après parties, and a delectable smorgasbord of wild activities causing a right old hullabaloo over the course of one epic week in Avoriaz (a resort, by the way, that sits in the heart of the absolutely enormous Portes du Soleil ski area).

Here’s some reasons to be excited about the festival.

1) Craig David Is On The Line-Up

That’s right. Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaig David is in the house. Yes, the man who’ll meet you on Monday, take you for a drink on Tuesday, make love to you relentlessly between Wednesday and Saturday before eventually letting you chill on Sunday is doing bits at Snowboxx 2019. Do not miss it.

2) The Portes Du Soleil Area Is Very Big

The Portes Du Soleil area, of which Avoriaz is a part, is one of the largest connected ski areas in the entire world. 650km of first-class pistes, 200 lifts, and 11 snow parks spread out over 14 valleys (and 400 square miles) of French / Swiss terrain means there’s plenty of snowy runs for you and your pals to get stuck into. Nothing cures a hangover quicker than clean mountain air.

3) The Stash Park Is Very Fun

Developed by snowboarding royalty Jake Burton no less (yes, that Jake Burton), The Stash is a 100% natural freestyle park in the middle of the Lindarets forest. It’s bursting at the seams with countless wooden features, for riders of all levels, and contains a seemingly never-ending succession of by-ways and secret passages. It’s arguably even more fun than that iconic YouTube video where a baby monkey rides backwards on a pig.

4) The Snowball Fight To End All Snowball Fights

Many years from now, when your bones are frail and your hair’s gone grey, you’ll see some school kids having a snowball fight and, just like that, the memories will come flooding back; a solitary tear rolling down your cheek as you remember all your brave comrades who took a ball of the frosty white stuff straight to the kisser in 2019. Your boys, your brave boys, laid low in the theatre of combat that was the official Snowboxx snowball fight night. They were never quite the same after it, were they? Bring it on.

5) Did Someone Say Bottomless Brunch?

Once had a massive falling out with old Mpora full-timer, and now regular contributor, Stuart Kenny about brunch. He insists it’s a myth, that it doesn’t exist, that it’s just a late breakfast pretending to be something else. Poor lad’s clearly never known the joy of the Bottomless Brunch option at Snowboxx (the highest and, if hype is to believed, craziest bottomless brunch this side of Jupiter). Banging DJ sets, delicious food, and the ideal atmosphere in which to kickstart another mad day of partying.

Brunch exists. Brunch is beautiful.

For more information, visit the Snowboxx website.

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