Founded by a pair of friends trying to organise a post-university group ski trip, Snowboxx has escalated and now welcomes thousands of ravers to Avoriaz in March each year. While the musical line-up is always spectacular, Snowboxx isn’t just about those headline events. There’s a stack of other stuff going on too…
A bottomless brunch is usually the best way to start your day at Snowboxx. Combine a tasty alpine breakfast with endless Prosecco, throw in a few guest DJs and party the morning away. During Snowboxx 23 bottomless brunches and bottomless lunches will run across six days of the festival, more than ever before! The pistes are calling in the afternoon, with the enormous 650km Portes du Soleil on your doorstep. Are you brave enough to take on the Snowboxx skim pool? We hope so. Snowboxx après parties are the stuff of legend, especially if there’s an igloo rave involved.
Drum and bass DJ Charlie Tee has appeared on the Snowboxx line-up no fewer than six times, but rather than fly in for her set then fly out again, she stays for the whole week! “I can honestly say, without a doubt, that Snowboxx is one of my favourite shows of the year,” the Radio 1 Drum & Bass Show hosts told us. “I stay for the whole week to watch the other acts and to ski, it’s just so sick.”
“How often do you get to watch world class DJs up a mountain?” Charlie continues. “I have so many memories from Snowboxx. Playing the main stage and also at apres parties is just so electric, everyone as such good energy. Last year they introduced a stage called The Boxx, which was just inane. The sound and the venue were so perfect for full on snow raving!” We heard rumours of a new home for The Boxx at Snowboxx 2023, with better than ever production, so watch this space.
Snowboxx added a host of new accommodation options to the 2023 festival and they quickly sold out. By popular demand, they’ve launched a whole new festival package for those who missed out. Plan your own accommodation and buy a festival wristband and lift pass combo from just €349 for four days, giving you access to all Snowboxx events. “This festival is just a full on adventure and anything can happen,” Charlie explains. “One year I played up a mountain with Shy FX, which was mad. Also last year Becky Hill did a surprise, intimate DJ set with Charlie G in the Yak Bar and it was amazing. You’re guaranteed to come home with some stores!”
As you might imagine, it gets quite cold after dark at an altitude of 1800m. “You can expect high energy, festival vibes from my set at Snowboxx in 2023. I’ll keep you warm with my high octane selections!” Charlie promises, which sounds a lot like her Saturday night show on Radio 1. “My show is a real labour of love and this is such an exciting time for drum and bass in the UK right now! I can’t wait to bring some of my favourite selections to the mountains!”!