17 Oct Flourish’s Five Favourite Slope-side Celebrations
Winter doesn’t mean the summer festival season is over. Team your comedy wig with salopettes and skis for this year’s crop of the slope-side celebrations.
For food: St Moritz Gourmet Food Festival
Nine Michelin-starred UK chefs are descending on the Swiss resort. The likes of Jason Atherton will be serving up caviar tidbits on the slopes and umpteen-course dinners in the region’s fanciest hotels.
For laughs: Altitude, Mayrhofen
In a pretty Austrian party town, après-skiboozing is enlivened with stand-up before the big acts take to the stage for the nightly Gala Show – this year’s lineup includes John Bishop and Al Murray.
For raving: Snowboxx, Alpe d’Huez
Pool parties, street food and club nights – if you’re looking for a quiet week on the French slopes, this isn’t for you. But if you’re more interested in après than ski, don’t expect to be up in the mornings for the first lift!
For pride: Arosa Gay Skiweek
For seven packed days, rainbow flags take over this little Swiss village, with parties ranging from cabarets to a ‘70s disco.
For Jazz: Snow Jazz Gastein, Gastein Valley
Ski to the sounds of a saxophone as some of Europe’s and America’s best jazz bands play the slope-side restaurants and bars.
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