When it comes to events, we’re leading the way. In recent years we took our events knowledge and supercharged it to create the most incredible alpine experiences. As Rise Festival cemented itself in the industry as a leading alpine festival, our Takeover brand has delivered year after year for a wide range of groups. We took a step back, looked at what was missing, what people needed and also what was simply a lot of fun to create! With early season covered, the spring weeks provide prime opportunity for headline events and this is where Above & Below comes in. As the go to Easter event each season we’re proud to see it flourish and not only celebrate student snowsports and music but drive progression among the community!

The Takeover started off life in Tignes and has grown in to a favourite among our groups. From both small clubs & societies to larger followings, we’ve seen a whole host of different crews come along and absolutely love the Takeover. In recent years it’s settled in Val Thorens and it’s not hard to see why. With the beasty selection of bars and clubs, the high octane après from La Folie Douce and 360 Bar, the live music in Favela, the slopes, the list is endless. The Takeover is the full package. It’s the perfect mix of on slope and off slope action that still allows plenty of time for you to cruise about, chill and just generally do your own thing!

Rise Festival was born form a simple dream shared by Wasteland Ski and festival organisers Running Wild. Our dream was to throw parties on top of the world and create a festival alive with a sense of adventure. Between our years of experience in snow sports, strong connections with some of the worlds biggest DJ’s & artists and instinctive ideas for what it takes to make a truly authentic and fun festival we knew we had what it takes to throw one of Europe’s most crazy winter festivals. It’s the ultimate opportunity to supercharge your group trip with all the action Rise has to offer. After all, where else are you going to have the likes of Kano or Seth Troxler playing for you in between days on the slopes?!


Undoubtedly the headline UK event in the snowsports calendar every season, the Dryslope Champs is where it’s at. Held at the infamous Midlothian slope, Hillend in Edinburgh. 2500+ students descend upon the Scottish capital for a weekend of incredible competitions on the slope by day and vibrant events by night. It’s a true showcase of young winter sport talent and an opportunity for clubs to score those sought after BUCS points!

This is it; The pinnacle of every season. Above & Below is the go to Easter Event that wraps off any season in style and with an undeniable bang that can only be delivered in true BUSC fashion. Full of flare, character, competition and ridiculousness it’s no wonder thousands upon thousands place their faith in BUSC to deliver year in year out. It’s looked to as a pilgrimage by many, a rite of passage to others; And to us? Well it’s best to see for yourselves.


T.S. Eliot – The Wasteland