With the summer festival season nearly over (sit tight for Bestival and Festival No.6 reviews), one could be forgiven for thinking the festival guide is set for some sombre times. Fear not however, as we have a plethora of winter snowboarding festivals to bring you including what we think is one of the best value winter festivals going. Snowboxx is back for another year and should most definitely be considered by any thrifty students looking for an incredible party in Spring 2014…
After a phenomenal launch in 2013 that saw tickets selling out in just ten weeks, Snowboxx returns next year to firmly assert itself as the ultimate snow and music festival within Europe. Realising the demand at the inaugural event for an affordable holiday that combines skiing and snowboarding with ground breaking music, organisers have now doubled the capacity and increased the programme to offer more than any other winter festival on the circuit.
Curated by the pioneers of music holidays, Mainstage Travel, Snowboxx takes place 23rd to 30th March, in Andorra, delivering an incredible experience for revelers both on and off the slopes. 2014 will a see a bigger and more ambitious Snowboxx with a huge line-up of world renowned acts, bespoke accommodation and plenty of surprises all for super low prices that start at just £199.99 including lift pass. Tickets are now on sale from the official website.
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Snowboxx 2014 combines the thrills and excitement of a snow holiday and music festival, presenting a myriad of events that create the soundtrack to the stunning Pyrenees Mountain backdrop. Last year’s hugely popular Panoramix stage will return to the heart of the action, which last time round featured the likes of Pedestrian, Roses Gabor and The Other Tribe as well as an incredible fire display by world class skiers. 2014 will see the programme propelled onto new heights with the biggest DJs in the world set to play out across the mountain slopes.
The high altitude main stage, only accessible by a late night gondola, will host an even more impressive and eclectic line-up of world renowned DJs who are set to raise temperatures in this beautiful and unrivalled location. More music will be supplied apres ski by Snowboxx Residents and clubbing partners on the Panoramix and Pal terraces. The Party In The Park will have DJs pumping out tunes as hungry revelers recharge by the BBQ and the pros take to the Vallnord Snowpark. Next year hosts a secret second stage to be announced soon featuring more DJs combined with a fancy dress party twist. Arinsal and La Massana’s bars and clubs will be teaming up with Snowboxx to provide further action including legendary steak restaurant come club, Surf, Ciscos supplying Fajitas by day and house by night, a bowling alley and cocktail bar Blow, Apres ski bar and club El Cau, plus so much more to be announced very soon.
Snowboxx 2013 Snapshot Video
Famed for its deep snow and high altitude, Andorra welcomes the return of Snowboxx and offers fantastic ski and snowboard conditions for all skills levels. Snow enthusiasts are spoiled for choice with Andorra’s fantastic selection of ski areas on the slopes of Arcalis, Arinsal and Pal and beginners will be up to scratch in no time with the ski and snowboarding lessons available through the Snowboxx website. For the first time Snowboxx will be offering day trips and ski passes to the nearby resort of Grandvalira, one of the biggest ski resorts in the world and will allow festival goers to ski the whole of Andorra!
At the bottom of the slopes Snowboxx takes over Arinsal and a new location for 2014, La Massana, another of Andorra’s most beautiful towns. The area is a tax haven and means that everything from food and drink to ski hire is wallet friendly and helps to keep the Snowboxx experience an incredibly affordable one. Trips to local shops have been organised for this year as well as discounts for wristband holders at department stores, local restaurants and a spa! Plus for the first time revelers can kick back with some alpine yoga sessions and take in the breathtaking landscape.
As with Mainstage Travel’s summer packages, holiday makers are treated to the best the parties and events the area has to offer as well as a a range of accommodation that is tailored to each individual’s requirements. Snowboxx has even more options available for 2014 thanks to the addition of La Massana and offer a range of chalets and apartments along with 2 star to luxury 4 star hotels that round off this unique music holiday package. Transfers, equipment hire and lessons can all be booked on the Snowboxx booking page, making it even easier to book an amazing and affordable experience with the ultimate snow and music festival. Tickets for Snowboxx start from £199.99 with accommodation, lift pass and festival wristband for six nights and are available from the Snowboxx website. Flights will also be added to the packages from September taking them up to a minimum of just £329.99.
About Mainstage Travel…
Snowboxx is just one several music holiday brands that has been created by Mainstage Travel, who transport holiday makers to hotspots around the world throughout the summer. Brands such as Snowboxx, Magaluf Takeover and Awaken Ibiza are helping to change the perception of these popular holiday destinations by creating credible music holiday experiences that don’t rely solely on booze cruises and bar crawls. Founded by Aden Levin and Rob Tominey in 2011, Mainstage Travel objective is to provide unique and alternative travel experiences for first time travellers by combining top level music programming with affordable holiday packages.
Young Academic Festival Guide: Essential Snowboxx Info…
23rd – 30th March 2014
Sun 23rd – Sat 29th March
6 nights hotel / lift pass / festival wristband: £199.99
Mon 24th – Sun 30th March
6 nights hotel / lift pass / festival wristband: £199.99
Sun 23rd – Sun 30th March
7 nights hotel / lift pass / festival wristband: £219.99