The first edition of Tomorrowland Winter unofficially began this past Saturday, as attendees arrived as the French ski resort Alpe d’Huez. Unfortunately, today, around 250 attendees had to be temporarily evacuated from a ski track and bar at the resort after winds picked up and made conditions unsafe. Those evacuated also included artists.


“It snowed a lot this morning, but it was not a problem. When the wind intensified, we had to close the lifts. Some at the top of the track did not have skis with them because they only wanted to party in the bar. So we used six groomers to get them down, “said spokesman Debby Wilmsen.

Tomorrowland Winter is not cancelled, and doesn’t “officially” begin until Tuesday, or Wednesday when the main stage actually opens. Many of the attendees arrived early, however, to enjoy the resort’s amenities. The festival is expected to welcome nearly 25,000 attendees at its peak.

Winds are expected to die down by tomorrow. No injuries were reported.