Snow Machine Festival returns to Queenstown in 2023

Snow Machine Festival 2023 news

Last year, Snow Machine descended upon the breathtaking adventure capital of the world Queenstown in New Zealand’s South Island. This year it’s back with 5 days of adventure, shredding, après, parties and of course an absolutely monster line up. Imagine seeing your favourite artists at the top of the mountain of two world class ski resorts? Ever thought about partying on a bungy bridge over a crystal clear glacial gorge? Snow Machine can make your wildest holiday adventure dreams come true – a real trip of a lifetime!

Snow Machine takes place across The Remarkables, Coronet Peak and a main festival arena in Queenstown along with a stack of additional parties and adrenaline-fuelled offerings across the South Island. It’s an adventure holiday and music festival all rolled into one and like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Attendees can hit the slopes all day, tabletop dancing en-piste with artists spinning DJ sets at four custom built mountain après stages, before continuing the party through the night at the main festival arena in the heart of Queenstown.

Let’s buckle up the ski gear and see what’s on offer this September. 

Share a ski lift and après with artists from both sides of the Tasman including:

Snow Machine Festival 2023 phase 1 poster

Everyone knows that there’s no better place than Queenstown to fulfil your adventure needs. Snow Machine makes it easy to get that adrenaline rush by booking and coordinating heart-racing activities including;  HELI SKIING | SKYDIVING | JET BOATING | BUNGY JUMPING | CANYON SWINGING | SCENIC HELICOPTER TOURS

You can also arrange ski and snowboarding lessons, or if you want a change of pace, you can book in a trip to the stunning Milford Sound, or indulge in some of the world famous Otago region wineries.

Last year’s official Welcome Party at AJ Hackett Bungy Kawarau Bridge was an absolute highlight and this year will be no exception. Dance the night away to DJ sets from Snow Machine artists as you watch your friends and fellow Snow Machinists take a bungy leap of faith, or better yet, sign yourself up and tick it off the bucketlist. Last year sold out, so keep an eye on what’s in store this year and don’t miss out on one hell of a memory-making party.

Brave the cold for the 2nd annual Polar Bare – a World Record setting challenge to get the largest number of people heading down the slopes their swimwear. Last year, a huge contingent stripped off to ski down the Remarkables and this year we want it to be bigger and better. Don your best boardies and bikinis, speedos and swimsuits and join us to make history in the funnest way possible.

Be sure to suit up and join us for Vintage Retro Day – a chance to share your most chic 70s ski suits and best 80’s fluoro as we pay homage to the Golden era of skiing. You’re encouraged to bring your finest retro a-game on both the slopes and at the main festival arena.

There’s also the return of the epic Canyon Brewing Co Kick On with DJ sets from VERY special guests, soundtracking a night of cutting shapes, craft beer and culinary delights.

This is just the start. Snow Machine pretty much takes over Queenstown and there’s a snow plow worth of after parties and events to indulge in.

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