Date: March 8th-10th, 2013
Location: Winter Park, Colorado
Years Running: 3
Snowball is one of the most unique festivals you will ever have the pleasure to go to. The fact that it is in the snow really brings the crowd and artists together. You are on a team at this festival. The goal is to have a ton of fun and stay warm. As long as you dress for the weather you are bound to make memories that will forever live in your festival dreams.
Crowd: The Snowball crowd is fantastic. They love this festival and the energy throughout the festival is electric. Everyone smiles and dances to their hearts content. It doesn’t get and better that this.
Organization: Snowball get’s better with each and every year. This year it was clear that the organizers committed to maximizing the festival experience. They provided everyone with popcorn on their way into the festival and cookies on their way out. Bravo Snowball, bravo.
Stages: The evolution at Snowball continued this year. The main stage was bigger and better than ever. The visual displays that accompanied the headliners was the quality that you would expect from a much bigger festival. The dance tents were much improved as well. Sound was great everywhere and they there were no issue with noise pollution from one stage to the next.
Landscape: Snowball was held in the snow (hence the name). The dance tents turned into sheets of ice by the third day. This is something that could be improved on for next year.
Food: The vendors took a real step forward this year. Attendees had a wide selection of food items to choose from at very reasonable festival food prices.
Overall Rating: 4.5 stars. They keep improving every year. If you are looking for a new festival that is different from the ones you have been going to, this is it!