Hard Rock From the High Country

Party Scene

Australian arena rockers AC/DC won’t be coming to a ski town anytime soon, but the next best thing actually hails from one. BC/DC, a Nelson, British Columbia-based AC/DC cover band, regularly rocks Canadian ski towns like Whistler, Banff, and Golden and has recently begun crossing the border. This past fall marked the band’s first U.S. ski-town gig-the premiere of Teton Gravity Research’s

The Tangerine Dream

in Jackson, Wyoming-and more are slated for this winter. Check out for specific dates-and to purchase BC/DC thongs. Don’t like your dirty deeds done dirt cheap? Check out these four other hot bands coming to ski country this winter.[“Thrice”]


Orange County, CA

Veterans of the Vans Warped Tour, Thrice lent hard-edged rock to the soundtracks of Poor Boyz Productions ski flicks.

[“Rose Hill Drive”]


Boulder, CO

With a loud, brash, Zeppelin-and Metallica-inspired sound, these young longhairs played at Copper’s Sunsation spring party and a screening of Warren Miller’s

Higher Ground

this fall.

[“Snow Patrol”]


Glasgow, Scotland

They opened for U2 in 2004 and are poised to make a massive splash Stateside with their latest album,

Final Straw


[“Lavish Green”]


South Lake Tahoe, CA

With earsplitting guitars and kill-your-stereo vocals, Lavish Green follows in that System of a Down style of thrash-rock-with-a-melody. Expect mosh pits of smelly snowboarders at shows.