After 229 days of winter sports abstinence, St. Anton am Arlberg will be kicking off the 2013/2014 winter season with American music and great ski testing!

During the opening weekend, visitors can test the latest models of skis and boards at the base station of the Galzigbahn lift – up to 20 brands and manufacturers will be represented.

True to the motto „Country meets Snow“, plaid shirts, boots, jeans and cowboy hats will be converging with skis, helmets and outdoor clothing. With the appropriate musical accompaniment, loud „Yiiihaaas“ will be heard from the lips of many as they head down their first downhill or while enjoying one of the concerts. Country bands, concerts, line dance and award ceremonies – the season opening programme is in inimitable American-Tyrolean style.