Rock band, Nickelback, one of the biggest sellers of this Millennium, will open the 2013/14 ski season in the high energy Austrian ski resort of Ischgl.

The band will round off a world tour by playing the legendary Top Of The Mountain Opening Concert – and the gig on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 30 will come at the end of a fortnight when Nickelback will have played four dates in Britain.

This announcement comes with four weeks still to go of the current ski season, which will be closed with a concert by British rock band Deep Purple on Tuesday, April 30.

Previous headline acts at Ischgl's Top of the Mountain have included a stream of big name acts – most recently Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, Elton John, Lionel Richie and The Scorpions.

Ischgl Tourist Director Andreas Steibl said, “The opening of the winter season in Ischgl has become legendary for its world-class entertainment and top quality winter sport conditions. Skiing in the Silvretta Arena by day and live concerts featuring top international acts in the evening. And best of all is that admission to the open-air concerts is free with a valid skipass!”

The 2013/14 ski season opens in Ischgl on Thursday 28 November and will run through to the beginning of May 2014.

Canadian band Nickelback, from Alberta, are one of the most commercially successful Canadian groups ever, having sold 30-million records worldwide.

Rockstar has been their biggest hit in the UK, with other hits including How You Remind Me, Too Bad, Someday and Gotta Be Somebody.

The band, now comprising  Chad Kroeger, lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Ryan Peake, lead guitar and backing vocals, Mike Kroeger, bass, and Daniel Adair, drums and backing vocals, was formed in 1995. Nickelback is is now based in Vancouver – its name originates from the nickel in change that Mike Kroeger gave customers when he had a job at Starbucks as he would frequently say: “Here's your nickel back.”

See www.ischgl.com for more events and information on Ischgl.