It’s tempting to go into hibernation for the winter and emerge in the spring ready for a fun-filled summer. But don’t write off winter just yet. Across Europe, the colder months bring with them unique, unforgettable events that summer could never compete with – namely the winter festival season. Atop alpine peaks and snow fields, some of the continent’s best ski resorts put on huge music and ski festivals with world-class DJs, wild parties and the chance to take part in some winter sports. In preparation for the 2014 season, Crystal Ski has put together this survival guide with help from the top five winter music festivals in Europe.