In a refreshing change in musical styles, it was the Killers this season who played the traditional lunchtime end of season gig at Idalp, at the top of Ischgl's main Silvrettabahn gondola.
'We know you could be skiing so we really appreciate you staying here to watch us,' frontman Brandon Flowers told the enthusiastic audience of skiers and boarders.
They went on to wow the crowd with a 90-minute set, as snow fell gently to help end the season in style.
The mountain-top concert at Ischgl has become the Alps' main rock event of the ski season and The Killers follow recent season-closing acts such as Alicia Keys, Kylie Minogue and Elton John.
The Killers end of season gig in Ischgl, 30th April 2011 Photo: TVB Paznaun-Ischgl
The band described the setting and scenery at Ischgl as 'awesome' and although they didn't go skiing they did spend the day before the concert enjoying a mountain hike with a local guide after saying they wanted to make the most of the fabulous surroundings while they were in the area.
Snowboard Guide rating 9 out of 10
“Ischgl has plenty of good wide intermediate slopes, and hidden off-piste stashes. A super fast lift system, a season that lasts until May, great terrain park, and the most full on apres in the Alps, completes the package.”