Rock the Pistes 2017

February 6th, 2017 by in News, Winter

rock the pisteRock the Pistes 2017 is back again, the festival returns to the Portes du Soleil for its 7th year 19th – 25th of March! This year there are over 30 concerts taking place over 5 days across the whole resort. Five well known artists will be playing in various locations on the slopes from the 19th to the 25th March with the most glorious backdrops only accessible by ski. With free access with your Portes du Soleil lift-pass, all you need to do to enjoy the festival is to get yourself there!

The festival offers 5 days of free gigs for everyone. Each day a major artist will be on the main stage atop the slopes at 1:30pm, with a DJ playing from 12:30pm. There will be drink stands where you can enjoy a beer or soda whilst boogying out to your favourite artist. Every evening there will be après concerts playing in the resort villages from 6pm so you can continue the festivities off the slopes!

This years performers are a mix of international and French pop-rock artists.
Sunday 19th kicks us off in Morgins with Matmatah and on Monday 20th, Chinese man headlines in Châtel. The gigs continue on Thursday 23rd in Avoriaz with Rag’N Bone Man and on Friday 24th Caravan Palace rocks out in our very own Morzine/Les Gets! Saturday sees the last of the big performers with Julian Peretta playing in Champery/Les Crosets.

Rock the Pistes festival has always been a favorite of ours at Riders Refuge as it brings something different to your average ski holiday. Rocking out to famous artists on top of the mountains in all your ski gear with the most magnificent backdrops is something you don’t want to miss out on. This is such a fun festival that adds something special to your ski holiday.

This year, there is a ski slope treasure hunt with full area ski passes up for grabs! On Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd, all you have to do to take part, is to pick up a game card from the ticket window in your resort and find at least 5 hidden markers located all over the resort. The last marker will be located on the Swiss side of the Col de Portes du Soleil. Once the last marker is found, you have until 3pm to validate it for a chance to win your prize. For more details on the rules and regulations and how to enter, head to the main website HERE.

With the main stage starting in the afternoon, it gives you a chance to do some hard skiing in the morning with the option of chilling out with some open-air concerts for the rest of the day. If you are feeling particularly merry by the end of the day or your feet are aching from all the dancing, our shuttle service can pick you up and drop you right back to your chalet with dinner already prepared by our fabulous hosts.

If you haven’t already booked a holiday and are looking for something extra on your ski holiday this year then this is a great week to book in with us!

We can take care of all your bookings and hospitality needs so all you need to do is take care of enjoying yourself!


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