March Madness on the Festival and Ski Circuits


There’s a buzz on the ski hills, spreading outwards to other outdoor live venues and festivals as we break into spring in Western Canada. Live music, sun and snow make a killer party combo, for our own northern version of March Madness.

Many ski resorts send off the final weeks of the ski season with a major bang: slush cups, bathtub races, and Hawaiin themed ski days. We have pulled together some epic events from across Alberta and British Columbia to help you satiate your spring fever with music, skiing and more.

So get your festival friends on the phone and load up the car because we are taking you from the mountainous kootenays all the way to downtown Edmonton and so many more sweet places with these five spring festivals!

Spring festivals to check out right now in Western Canada


Shred Kelly Mountain Pop-up Tour 

March 25 - Kimberley Alpine Resort 
March 26 - Fernie Alpine Resort 
March 27 - Revelstoke Mountain Resort 

If you’ve been missing live music as much as we have, here is your chance to get your groove back and even better these concert dates are happening in ski towns! Best of both worlds, go shred some gnar and catch some live music at the Mountain Pop-up tour.

Shred Kelly's Mountain Pop-up Tour hits BC ski resorts this March

ApRAVÈs Tour at Silverstar Mountain Resort

March 26, 2022

World renowned DJ/production duo SkiiTour will be performing at SilverStar as part of the Monster Energy Boarderstyle. SkiiTour will keep the party lit till there’s nothing left in the tank!

Winterupption YEG in Edmonton, Alberta

March 27 - April 2, 2022

Not into spring skiing? That’s okay. Edmonton will explode to life on March 27th for this week-long event that will be spread across multiple venues with over 50 performances from comedy to music to drag. Headliners include TOPS, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Teke:Teke, Julian Taylor and so many more.There will be something unique and epic for anyone. Head over to the Winterupption YEG event page to see the full lineup.

Jasper Pride & Ski Festival, Jasper AB

April 1 - April 10, 2022

The Jasper Pride & Ski Festival is a 10 day celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in Jasper and will feature events such as a Pride Party, the Vinophilia for those wine lovers, and a drag show.

As part of the Jasper Pride Festival, Marmot will be hosting Proud and Free which will feature events such as the Marmot Pride Parade and the Alpine fun race. There will also be various deals at Marmot Basin as part of the Jasper Pride Festival.

Fernival at Fernie Alpine Resort

April 9 - April 10, 2022

Celebrate the last day of skiing at Fernie Alpine Resort with live music from Stage Fright and Live Wire on Saturday and from Hark Raving Sirens on Sunday. There's also a little competitive fun on the mountain for those skiers, and beer gardens to unwind after the days of dancing and skiing at the annual Fernival event at Fernie Alpine Resort.

The resort is celebrating 60 years so expect a bang at this year's Fernival. Full event details available on the official event page.

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