Rock with altitude at SnowpenAirKleine Scheidegg, Switzerland
With a backdrop of Switzerland’s most beautiful mountains, SnowpenAir allows punters to get high listening to the likes of James Blunt and Bryan Adams. For two days in April, the world’s highest open-air concert showcases some of the world’s biggest acts, as well as some homegrown heroes to keep the local crowd happy.
Forget warm beers and the stench of portaloos that typically hovers over festivals, and instead breathe in the fresh alpine air and enjoy a schwofen (dance) on the slopes.
- The free earplugs provided at the festival. They may not look cool but your ears will thank you later
- The stunning surrounds
- Mixing up your skiing with a good dose of partying
- You’re not allowed to bring food and drink in with you
- There’s a ban on taking photos or videos of the musicians, even if it’s just for your own personal collection
Kleine Scheidegg is only accessible via railway. A four-day Regional Pass Bernese Oberland ticket starts at about US$250 and covers your transport on train, bus, boat, cableway and mountain railway.
Festival tickets cost about US$130.
The festival has taken place every year since 1997.