Are you looking for a fun ski event to enjoy this April? Then you’re in luck. April is a month of Easter celebrations, ski resort closing parties and exciting music festivals. And what is more, there’s still incredible snow covering the mountains (with more snowfall predicted!) meaning you can not only party hard during your holiday, but you can ski hard too.
Here are the most amazing ski events taking place this April:
Top of the Mountain Easter Concert 2018, Ischgl
When: 1 April 2018
Ischgl’s Top of the Mountain concerts are scattered throughout the ski season. The concerts provide top-class entertainment among some of the Alp’s greatest skiing – and admission to the concert is totally free with your lift pass. Performers vary from German and Austrian musicians to world famous artists such as Elton John.
This Easter’s headliner is former The Voice of Germany contestant, Max Giesinger. You might not be able to sing along to the songs, but the atmosphere on the piste in Ischgl is guaranteed to be buzzing.
Open Faces Freeride Contest, Obergurgl and Hochgurgl
When: 6 April – 8 April 2018
An end of season highlight in Obergurgl and Hochgurgl, the Open Faces Freeride Contest is an action filled spectator event. Watch some of the world’s most talented off-piste skiers ride Obergurgl’s challenging off-piste, competing to be crowned the area’s greatest freerider.
You can watch all the drama from a specialist viewing area of the Hohe Mut Alm, as well as enjoy the Open Faces Chill and Relax Reggae Party, and the events awards ceremony.
Pipe Ground 2018, Avoriaz
When: 8 April – 14 April 2018
Pipe Ground is essentially a freestyle closing party for Avoriaz. The Pipe Ground is a uniquely sculpted freestyle module, with more in common with a skate park than a snow park. The innovative layout is designed by the Avoriaz Snowzone team and completely transforms the Avoriaz half pipe for the month of April.
In the run up to the event, pro-riders will take the time to put the module through its paces, using the space to shoot freestyle video. When the event gets started, the Pipe Ground will be used for freestyle training during the morning, with pro-riders among the instructors. In the afternoon the module will be open to the public to explore and make use of.
When: 9 April – 14 April 2018
The original mountain music festival, Snowbombing brings big name musicians to the ski slopes and has been doing so for a staggering 19 years! This year performers include Liam Gallagher, Pendulum, and Dizze Rascal, while Craig David presents TS5 headlines the Snowbombing street party – Austria’s largest fancy dress street party.
Zermatt Unplugged, Zermatt
When: 10 April – 14 April 2018
Zermatt Unplugged is a mountain music festival with a unique twist – all the performances will be acoustic sets. Zermatt Unplugged has an extensive line-up of international artists. Among the headliners this year are Irish indie folk band, Kodaline; American singer-songwriter, Norah Jones; and British R&B artist, Emeli Sandé.
There will be a number of stages dotted around Zermatt village and across the mountainside with the Marquee stage in the centre of the village acting as the focal-point of the festival. You can pre-book tickets on the Zermatt Unplugged website with ticket types ranging from single performances to day passes and week passes.