One year after their Snowbombing Canada debut Skiitour is preparing for another epic ski town throw down.
Last year the duo, made of Tim Livingstone and Dave Rollison, performed slopeside on the patio of the Sunburst Bar + Eatery for a stoked crowd that spilled onto the surrounding ski runs.
Originating from Whistler, the pair are no strangers to mountain life.
“It was the first time we took a chairlift to a gig,” Livingstone said. “It’s really great to be asked back. The party culture in ski towns is something special.”
Livingstone said the après vibe they had last year is their favourite type of show. Even when performing on larger stages in cities like Los Angeles on their current U.S. tour they pack fake snow machines to create the ski town feel.
“(Last year) was an après, outdoor ski party. Everyone is done skiing for the day and they’re in their boots with their goggles on,” he said. “We try to bring a ski party with us…we love playing in ski towns.”
Apart from touring, the two have been in the studio for the last year making new music and creating an album.
“We play fairly upbeat, funky, easily accessible music,” Livingstone said. “Everyone from 21 to 80 years old is on the dance floor. We try to play music that will appeal to everyone.”
With this year’s festival approaching quickly they are getting excited about returning to the mountains and having the chance to attend other acts throughout the weekend. After finishing their 2017 show they downloaded the chair, drove to Kelowna and immediately flew to Edmonton for another performance.
“We’re really excited about the lineup for this year. We want to stay for the festival and enjoy it!”