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Ski Festivals 2021: Which Is Best & Should You Go?

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A party in a ski resort is pretty standard, with apres ski one of the main draws for skiers and snowboarders. But there is an increasing selection of excellent ski resort festivals to choose from across the world, especially in Europe.

With the Coronavirus pandemic ruining 2020 summer plans for pretty much everyone, is it a good idea to go to a winter music festival in a ski resort?

Well, one thing at a time. We’ll take a look at some of the best options for ski resort festivals for the 2021 winter season and a look at whether, with Covid-19, you should book that ticket.

The best ski resort festivals 2021

1. Snowbombing

Where? Mayrhofen, Austria

When? 5th – 10th April 2021

Cost? Tickets start from £245 per person

The best known of the ski festivals, Snowbombing always offers one of the best line-ups. Based in the pretty Tirol valley resort of Mayrhofen, the party vibe here is usually pretty non-stop even when the festival isn’t happening.

Although the line-up for Snowbombing 2021 hasn’t been released yet, you can bet it’s gonna be a stomper. Based on past lineups, they always get the top tier international DJ’s and dance acts, so think something along the lines of Fatboy Slim, Chase and Status, Rudimental, Andy C and Sven Vath.

As for the ski and snowboarding terrain? Mayrhofen is in the heart of the Zillertal valley, some of the biggest and best terrain in the Alps. There is 178 kms of runs in Mayrhofen itself, but you’ll find access to varied terrain including the Hintertux glacier and Finkenberg. In short, whatever your experience level, you’ll find some awesome ski and snowboarding at Snowbombing 2021.

2. Snowboxx

Where? Avoriaz, France

When? 20th – 27th March 2021

Cost? From £249 per person

If you love the French Alps then this is probably the music festival for you. Snowboxx can be found in the ski resort of Avoriaz, a ski in/ski out resort on the mountains above Morzine. One of the selling points of Avoriaz is that, unlike Mayrhofen, it’s on the mountain top (not the valley) so you get the winter sun for longer plus epic mountain views.

As for Snowboxx festival itself? There is plenty of fun to be had over the 7 days of the festival both on and off the slopes. Expect big name DJ’s and live dance acts, parties on the mountainside, snowball fights and random things like ski lift dating and ski skittles.

Skiers and snowboarders will love Avoriaz, which is a favourite among the cool crowds in Europe. With the choice of meandering valleys, epic mountains and even a run into Switzerland, the Portes du Soleil is the biggest linked ski area in the Alps and is suitable for all levels.

3. Tomorrowland

Where? Alpe d’Huez, France

When? 20th – 27th March 2021

Cost? TBC

Another choice for lovers of the French Alps, the winter edition of this popular festival has been growing in stature in recent years. In fact, Tomorrowland has been building a keen following and attracts a more diverse Euro crowd than the more Brit-centric options above.

Tomorrowland winter festival follows the trend of electronic and dance music, with a top notch line up of DJs. Lineups for all winter ski festivals are normally released around December, but this usually means you’ll miss the early bird (i.e; cheaper) tickets.

Alpe d’Huez is one of the best ski resorts in Europe, with lots of beautiful terrain. Choosing a winter ski festival based on the resort alone could be very tricky, but many swear by Alpe d’Huez as the best choice. 

4. Snowattack

Where? Les Orres, France

When? 30th January – 6th February 2021

Cost? From €199

A rising star in the winter music festival scene, Snowattack is run by a Hungarian company so tends to focus on more Euro dance acts. From this list, Snowattack is one of the few music festivals that ran in 2020.

Les Orres itself is a relatively small ski resort with 100 kms of pistes, but that is plenty to keep you busy for a week. Snowattack festival 2021 is definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for some winter music fun.

Are ski festivals safe during Covid-19?

The world has been massively disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, including the cancellation of pretty much all music festivals in 2020. So how is 2021 going to be any safer?

You can be assured that all of the festivals on this list will be using social distancing and pandemic based health controls. And most ski resorts in Europe are planning to manage queues and crowds in ways that some might find disruptive to their enjoyment.

But the chances of social distancing at a music festival might be kinda tricky and actually go against the whole point of a music festival. Ask yourself how you feel about being in close proximity to thousands of strangers from around the world during a global pandemic and this might be your answer.

Of course, you do need to consider the risks yourself, including your country’s advice and quarantine restrictions.

But, be assured that if you do go to a winter ski resort festival in 2021, you’ll have plenty of fun!

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Royal Wedding Locations You Need To Visit

Many of the locations of famous royal weddings are open to the public. Here are five of them you simply have to see.

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With the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, royal weddings seem to be the only thing people can talk about these days. And while it’s a little out of control, we’re not complaining! There’s just something about the extravagance and pageantry of it all that is undeniably fascinating. But for the longest time, I always assume it was something so completely out of reach that I would never be able to experience even the slightest bit of what being at a royal wedding is like.

Well, I was wrong! You can actually visit many of the locations where royal weddings have happened over the years. Here are just five of them. I know I’m going to try and see at least a couple of these before I die!

YORK MINSTER

This stunning cathedral is, of course, located in York, England. It was the home to two royal weddings. First, in 1328, King Edward II married Philippa of Hainault, making her his Queen. Then, in 1961, Edward, Duke of Kent married his love, Katharine Worsley. Also, the city of York is really something to be seen. So this is a great location if you’re looking for a proper England experience with a little royal flavor.

THE ISLE OF WIGHT

This island getaway off the coast of Southampton was actually home to two royal weddings. The Osborn House is on the Isle of Wight, which was once the vacation home of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria. Their second daughter, Princess Alice, was married right there at the house. While her little sister, Princess Beatrice, was actually married at the Church of St. Mildred at Whippingham, which is just a short trip away from the Osborn House.

WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL

The Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire was also home to two different royal weddings. First, in 1403, King Henry IV of England married his second wife, Joanna of Navarre at the Cathedral. Then, in 1554, Mary I married King Philip II of Spain. Mary I was famously the first woman to rule England and her marriage to King Philip was famously an unpleasant one. So This is a great place to eat up a little royal history!

HAMPTON COURT

This truly gorgeous property was long-owned by the one and only Henry VIII. Yes, the Henry VIII that was married not four, not five, but six times. In fact, his sixth and final wedding took place at Hampton Court. He married Katherine Parr there in 1543. The Court is still kept in immaculate condition and is definitely worth a stop if you’re in the area.

CANTERBURY

Canterbury is a perfectly quaint and charming English town. It was here, in 1625, that King Charles I married Henrietta Maria of France. Their marriage was famous for Henrietta’s loyalty to King Charles after a civil war broke out during his reign. She stayed loyal to him even after the civil war resulted in the execution of her husband and her king. A regular Romeo and Juliet over here!

 

And those are just a few of the amazing a beautiful locations that have hosted royal weddings. But there are plenty more to be seen if you’d like to do some more homework. I’m just trying to get you started! The rest is up to you.

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Check Out The Hottest Penthouse Suites In The World

We put together a list of the dopest penthouse suites around the world so that when you want to feel decadent you know the best places to do it at.

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When you’re staying in a hotel why stay in a normal room like a dud? Head on up to the penthouse suites and stay in style. But let’s be honest, some penthouse suites aren’t worth the money. If the suite is lame then what’s the point? When you want to stay in a penthouse suite you need to make sure it will be luxurious enough so that it is worth your time and money. That is why we put together a list of the dopest penthouse suites around the world so that when you want to feel decadent you know the best places to do it at.

 

The Silo, Cape Town, South Africa
The Silo Hotel is Cape Town is an amazing structure that was built to do one thing: look beautiful. This hotel actually used to be an elevator shaft in a historic grain silo complex. The rest of the giant building is an African art museum that has art that’s almost as beautiful as this suite’s views.
The windows bulge outwards so you have an amazing view that has to be seen to be believed. The penthouse rings it at around 2,012-square-feet. You have nothing above you, besides the pool and bar that sit on the rooftop. Now that’s sweet.

 

The Whitby, New York
The Whitby suite sits on the 16th floor of the Whitby hotel. Actually, it’s not just located on the 16th floor, it IS the 16th floor.
This penthouse unbelievably takes up the entire 16th floor of the hotel and is beyond deluxe. You have 1,845-square-feet in the middle of Midtown Manhattan to do whatever you want. The style of this suite is something that is truly remarkable and the colors are vibrant and fantastic. You don’t have to stay in your room because the suite also comes with a terrace so you can enjoy the outdoors while still having plenty of space in one of the most crowded cities in the world.

 

Il Sereno, Lake Como, Italy
You don’t need to go to a giant building to get a great penthouse suite and the Il Sereno penthouse suite is proof.
This hotel is actually all suites but they have two penthouses on the top floor. The hotel is only four stories tall so it’s not that long of an elevator ride when you’re trying to get your room. This suite is right on the water though so you really get to live it up and the look of the rooms is ultra modern. Plus you get delicious meals from a Michelin star chef amongst the beautiful vertical gardens. What more do you need?

 

The William Vale, Brooklyn, New York
This penthouse suite is unbelievable thanks to the amazing terrace that offers incredible views of Lower Manhattan.
There is also an open-air jacuzzi and luxuries you wouldn’t dream of in one of the biggest cities in the world. The furnished patio will blow you away. You can spend a lot of time here, trust me.

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Plan Accordingly If You Want To Catch These Rarely Open Tourist Attractions

Check out these 5 amazing but part-time tourist attractions.

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 The word “tourist” has become a bit of a negative one at this point. And while most people try their best to avoid being included in the stigma, sometimes we just can’t help it! There are certain places we just have to see and we’re going to take as many pictures as we can.

But some of the biggest tourist attractions in the world aren’t always open! In fact, some of them are only open for a few days out of the year. So you better plan accordingly if you want to see any of them. Here are the top 5 part-time tourist attractions.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Yellowstone is easily one of the most beautiful places in all of America, if not the world. The massive park spans over three states (Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho)! And while the park is technically open to the public year-round, there are certain areas that are definitely worth seeing that have limited access depending on the season.

So depending on what you want to see and experience, there are certain times of the year that are more ideal for different areas. The winters offer beautiful coach rides and snowmobiling fun. While the warmer months are great for hiking and fishing. So plan accordingly! 

CONEY ISLAND

Everybody’s heard about Coney Island. It’s a New York staple and is engrained into the identity of the city. But one of the biggest draws of Coney Island is Luna Park and it’s Ferris wheel, roller coaster, and carnival games. And unfortunately, Luna Park is only open a few months out of the year. So if you’re willing to brave the huge crowds, save a trip to Coney Island for the warm Summer months.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

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And on top of that, the lines can get out of control. So be sure to get your tickets in advance and definitely don’t skip out on the tour. If you do make the mistake of missing Buckingham altogether, travel a little out of town to take in Windsor Castle, which is something to see in and of itself.

GRAMERCY PARK

Gramercy Park is the little brother of sorts to the great New York parks of Bryant Park and Central Park. But Gramercy is still a beautiful park that is still worth exploring. Here’s the problem: it’s private! Only people that live in the nearby buildings are given keys to enter.

So if you’re in New York and want to take in this park, you better know someone that lives right next door, or you better be there on Christmas Eve. It’s the one day of the year the park is open to the public!

ICEHOTEL

This is a bit of a hidden gem as many people still don’t know about it. But this place is truly incredible. It’s in a Swedish village called Jukkasjarvi and is a hotel built entirely out of ice. And because of this, it actually melts and gets rebuilt every year! It’s only open for business from December to April. And believe me, it is definitely an experience worth having. So if you love trying new things and exploring the world, this is definitely the spot for you!

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