Rowdy après ski. It’s as important to any good snow holiday as perfect slopes, essential chairlift photos and spending as little as you possibly can on as much wine as possible.
Of course, no après session is truly complete without thunderous tunes banging from speakers bigger than your park-mad mate’s ego, and the festival scene on snow has boomed in recent years as a consequence.
Big name acts, big stages, big crowds and big bad mountains in every direction you look. What’s not to love? But is it really all it’s cracked up to be? Is it really the party-packed paradise so many shred-happy music-lovers are rattling on about?
Well, being the ever-generous researchers we are, we decided to take a whirlwind trip to Rise Festival in Les Deux Alpes – think Skream, Sigma, Jackmaster, Blonde, Ms. Dynamite, Eton Messy… – to find out for ourselves. Here’s what we discovered…