Les Deux Alpes, France
© Rise Festival
A long reigning popular resort, Les Deux Alpes is the second oldest ski resort in France yet still one of the most forward thinking with its modern lift system and world’s fastest gondola. A snow sure resort with plenty of sunshine kissing the slopes, Les Deux Alpes provides the perfect backdrop for all levels of skier and snowboarder to rack up some quality snow points.
With the lift pass also covering La Grave, intermediate and advanced skiers can get their thrills with some legendary off-piste runs. A board park half pipe and challenging boarder cross course plus many wide open spaces are ideal for snowboarders. When the energy packed day is done, guests can relax and unwind with a heated outdoor swimming pool, flotarium, sauna and Turkish baths.
An outdoor ice rink and sports centre are available for those who want to stay active off the slopes. Après ski can be as chilled or heated as you like with many spas, restaurants, bars and nightclubs right in resort.
Brand new and brilliant with a week long programme of highlights, Rise festival is the coolest student event of the year. Brought together by Wasteland Ski, Rough Hill and Ibiza Rocks, Rise Festival promises mind-blowing entertainment, winter festivities, stacks of non-ski activities, leading headline acts and DJs plus the largest ski-able glacier in the whole of Europe.
Rise festival takes over the resort nightlife with its buzzing après ski scene from the mountain top to the village streets along with an impressive stage and arena, snowglobe and ice disco keeping the party going all night long.
For a quick and easy route to Rise Festival, flying to Les Deux Alpes is probably your best bet. Fly to Grenoble, Chambery, Lyon or Geneva. Other transportation options include coach travel to check out the ground level scenery or car share with some friends and take the ferry.
Where is it - Les Deux Alpes, France
When is it - 10th-17th December 2016
Rough Price - Early booking festival tickets start from £99 pp. Festival packages start from £299 pp (accom, ski pass and event pass).
Expect to see - Clean Bandit, Jackmaster, Redlight and more
What else is happening - Wonder woodland, campfire, Christmas market, secret santa, competitions, silver screen lounge, ice disco, snow sculpting + more