Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Melt!, Outlook, Sziget: these are some of the big names of Europe’s annual summer festival season. However, winter has just as much to offer in terms of music prowess and unforgettable festival experiences. Snowbombing, the Brits, Ibiza Rocks the Snow, Snowbox, and Horizon are the five big names of the winter festival circuit, and each offers performances by world-class DJs and artists surrounded by idyllic alpine settings.
With draws such as secret arctic discos, stages set in abandoned hotels and the chance to try skiing or snowboarding while you’re there, these winter music festivals offer an experience wholly unique from their summer counterparts.
The infographic below, brought to you by Crystal Ski, features survival tips from the top five winter music festivals in Europe. Come the 2014 season, you’ll be well prepared for these week-long music events.