17 to 23 March 2024


The french-swiss


in les Portes du Soleil

Rock the Pistes is the pioneer of high-altitude festivals, and the only one truly happening on top of the slopes!
Every winter for almost a decade, the Rock the Pistes festival has delighted music and ski fans. It takes place during the third week of March, offering a unique experience in the heart of the high-altitude ski slopes. Fans can hit the slopes in the morning and enjoy open-air concerts in the afternoon, featuring French and international rock artists such as Chinese Man, Kesiah Jones, Babyschambles, Shaka Ponk, Selah Sue, Caravan Palace, Skip the Use, Ben l’Oncle Soul, Cali, and many more.

How to rock the pistes

The Festival F.A.Q.

  • By train, bus and carpool

    Find your way to the festival!


  • By bus

    For more information about bus shuttles between France and Switzerland: click here.

  • By train

    The ski area is located close to several SNCF and CFF stations, served by TGV and TGV Lyria trains:

    – Bellegarde, Cluses and Thonon-les-Bains (in France)
    – Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux and Aigle (in Switzerland via TGV Lyria and RegioExpress)

    Shuttle buses drop you off in the heart of the villages!

  • By plane

    Les Portes du Soleil is located 1 hour from Geneva international airport.

    The airport is served by 49 airlines (Easy Jet offers flights from 40 European cities) and handles 388 daily flights.

    Once off the plane, shuttles take you to the mountain villages in just 1 hour.

With great powder comes great responsibility ❄️

  • Carbon footprint

    This year, to limit its environmental impact, the festival stages rotation will be simplified. This means a carbon footprint reduced by 20%.

  • Reasoned programming

    All the artists chosen for the festival are either already on tour or in a nearby European region accessible by train.

  • Tickets

    We do not issue paper tickets. Access tickets are ski passes, all refillable on hands-free & reusable media.

  • Reusable plastic cups

    Refreshment plastic cups and 1.5L carafes are recyclable and returnable.

  • Mobility

    100% of our festival-goers travel to the stages on foot or by skis, the carbon footprint for accessing to the concerts area stays low and does not have a significant impact the regular energy consumption of the ski area.

  • Food and drinks

    The products on offer at the festival’s refreshment and catering outlets come from often organic, and above all regional producers or brands.

  • Waste

    All waste  is collected, bringed down to the resorts and sorted by our green brigades.

  • Awareness

    The public is made aware of the importance of respecting the environment through specific signage.

  • Ski instructions

    For safety reasons, ski removal is mandatory on the concert site.
    Free ski racks or dedicated spaces (unattended) are available at each concert site on the slopes.

  • Refreshment stands

    Fancy a good beer or a refreshing drink, and want to enjoy a quick bite to eat with your feet in the snow and your head in the sun?
    No worries, each concert site is equipped with refreshment stands where you can hydrate at your leisure.
    Refreshment stands at concert venues open from midday.
    Be responsible, think of your return on skis!

  • Accessibility

    Les Portes du Soleil ski area is committed to the development of Handiskiing.
    We have therefore ensured that the majority of concert sites on the slopes are accessible via a Handiski-friendly lift. A designated PRM area is available at each concert venue, close to each VIP/guest area. More information at the entrance to each concert venue.

  • Back to station

    So that you can ski back home after the concerts on the slopes, the ski lifts close 1/2 hour later throughout the festival week!

    And to keep the fun going, more than 30 after-ski concerts are scheduled in the resort centers.

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  • Cancellation insurance

    In the event of concert cancellation, only if the concert ski pass / VIP pass has not been used on the lifts, concert ski passes and VIP passes will be carried over to the next edition, or converted into a Portes du Soleil ski pass to be used before the end of the current winter season.

  • Insurance

    In the event of a ski accident or any other personal cause preventing users from using the lifts ski passes / VIP passes that have been partially used will not be reimbursed.
    Snowrisk insurance to cover this risk is available as an optional extra on the online sales website for €3.50 per day.
    Details of the insurance cover are available at The insurance is
    offered by Mondial Assistance under the Gritchen Affinity brand.

  • Loss of Ski Pass Concert

    In the event of loss, a duplicate ski pass or VIP pass can only be issued if the Association Portes du Soleil Territoire d’Evènements is able to prevent the use of the lost pass. The holder must provide the pass number indicated on the confirmation purchase confirmation.

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