St Anton has kick started the season with a musical collaboration from the USA. Today will be the start of the first of the two celebrations with 3 days of ski testing in ‘Country meets snow’ style!

Cowboy hats and plaid shirts will merge with with skis and helmets for the celebrations while country bands such as the Wicked Wildcats play and people can dance the ‘Iron-dance’ line dance for the opening weekend.

Later in the season New Orleans will make an appearance with a special musicical debut.  The Arlberg will be celebrating with mountain sessions on the Galzig and Rendl with bands dedicating their music to the artists from New Orleans.