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Poll Results: Regardless of whether or not you listen to music while you ski, do you feel that it is generally inconsiderate of those around you to play music through an external speaker while skiing or riding lifts?

 
  • 88% (61)
    Yes
  • 11% (8)
    No
69 Total Votes  
post #31 of 51
I'm always prepared to ward off public music with some Lawrence Welk hits. 1 and 2 and ......
post #32 of 51

I think it's great to hear classic songs, no matter what John-ra ( I didn't feel like looking it up ) coming from loud speakers at the base of the mtn / lodge / park.

Turn it up loud and have a good time!!

The parking lot guy though is almost always unbearable; F'n parking lot guy.

post #33 of 51
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Originally Posted by ohioskier View Post

This is annoying and even worse when it contains foul language that my six daughter that is next to me should never hear.

Six? My kid had heard everything by the time he was three. He'd be up with me in the attic while I framed our second story. One day I see him in the backyard with a piece of 2x4, a hammer, and some 16d nails. He's pounding the nails, all the while saying "Oh, sh ** , oh sh **. (Apparently the mods like it better with the stars.)

post #34 of 51
I had to do a double-take on this topic. I have never heard another skier broadcasting their music to the world. IMHO, it is rude and inconsiderate, and would it would annoy me no matter what music they were playing.

I have no problem with the mountain piping in any music; if I don't like it, I can move to another area of the mountain, or take my business elsewhere next time. In the case of an individual skier, however, I have paid good money for the privilege of skiing in my own pleasure/comfort zone (not to mention the investment in time and travel). I would hope and encourage others to ski in their own zone without invading mine; please use ear buds or headphones.
post #35 of 51
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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post
 
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Originally Posted by ohioskier View Post

This is annoying and even worse when it contains foul language that my six daughter that is next to me should never hear.

Six? My kid had heard everything by the time he was three. He'd be up with me in the attic while I framed our second story. One day I see him in the backyard with a piece of 2x4, a hammer, and some 16d nails. He's pounding the nails, all the while saying "Oh, sh ** , oh sh **. (Apparently the mods like it better with the stars.)


As parents and teachers, we like to shelter kids a little until they're old enough to select the right language for the circumstances.  It's just etiquette. It shows respect for people.

 

When you're hanging out with friends, etiquette demands that you talk like they do — a swear-fest, if that's what it is. With people you don't know, you're better off keeping it clean until you know them better. Adults do this without thinking. Kids, not so much. You've heard this on the lift, a couple of bros exercising their First Amendment rights to their own satisfaction, if not to others'.

 

At 16, my kid's heard everything (thanks, especially, I guess, to Jacksepticeye on Youtube), but he's a careful swearer. Now that he's older, I don't hold my (kinda filthy) tongue quite so much, and he really likes saying, "D-a-a-d! Language!" With his buddies, he talks a different story.

post #36 of 51
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Originally Posted by lakespapa View Post
 
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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post
 
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Originally Posted by ohioskier View Post

This is annoying and even worse when it contains foul language that my six daughter that is next to me should never hear.

Six? My kid had heard everything by the time he was three. He'd be up with me in the attic while I framed our second story. One day I see him in the backyard with a piece of 2x4, a hammer, and some 16d nails. He's pounding the nails, all the while saying "Oh, sh ** , oh sh **. (Apparently the mods like it better with the stars.)


As parents and teachers, we like to shelter kids a little until they're old enough to select the right language for the circumstances.  It's just etiquette. It shows respect for people.

 

When you're hanging out with friends, etiquette demands that you talk like they do — a swear-fest, if that's what it is. With people you don't know, you're better off keeping it clean until you know them better. Adults do this without thinking. Kids, not so much. You've heard this on the lift, a couple of bros exercising their First Amendment rights to their own satisfaction, if not to others'.

 

At 16, my kid's heard everything (thanks, especially, I guess, to Jacksepticeye on Youtube), but he's a careful swearer. Now that he's older, I don't hold my (kinda filthy) tongue quite so much, and he really likes saying, "D-a-a-d! Language!" With his buddies, he talks a different story.

don't worry. I never let my kids swear in public, and I learned I better watch what I say around them. As adults they're much more proper than I am, fortunately.

post #37 of 51
I think this might be something that's more in line with the overall vibe of the Poconos and other Mid-Atlantic type places. I spent 4 years skiing in PA, and the experience was pretty far separated from any type of natural experience. When you lose count of the beer cans under the lift by pole 3, the hill around you shows all the evidence of the zinc plant that lived down the hill for 30 years, the view from the top is a quarry and a trailer park, and most of the people around you are in jeans or a 35 year old one piece they borrowed from their cousin's husband because he's the only one in town who's got a "ski suit"... then playing music through a speaker isn't so far fetched. There's no vibe to interrupt there.

However, if you come to a place where we have actual nature, and a place people want to enjoy for its own sake, you may find someone borrowing your Beats Pill so they can send it to the bottom of the snowmaking pond.
post #38 of 51
Sounds like Blue.
post #39 of 51
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Sounds like Blue.

Hit it right on the nose.
post #40 of 51
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Originally Posted by freeski919 View Post

I think this might be something that's more in line with the overall vibe of the Poconos and other Mid-Atlantic type places. I spent 4 years skiing in PA, and the experience was pretty far separated from any type of natural experience. When you lose count of the beer cans under the lift by pole 3, the hill around you shows all the evidence of the zinc plant that lived down the hill for 30 years, the view from the top is a quarry and a trailer park, and most of the people around you are in jeans or a 35 year old one piece they borrowed from their cousin's husband because he's the only one in town who's got a "ski suit"... then playing music through a speaker isn't so far fetched. There's no vibe to interrupt there.

However, if you come to a place where we have actual nature, and a place people want to enjoy for its own sake, you may find someone borrowing your Beats Pill so they can send it to the bottom of the snowmaking pond.


Exactly.  There are mountains, and then there are ski rinks.  I like enjoying the mountains fully, and music is not part of it.

post #41 of 51
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Originally Posted by freeski919 View Post

I think this might be something that's more in line with the overall vibe of the Poconos and other Mid-Atlantic type places. I spent 4 years skiing in PA, and the experience was pretty far separated from any type of natural experience. When you lose count of the beer cans under the lift by pole 3, the hill around you shows all the evidence of the zinc plant that lived down the hill for 30 years, the view from the top is a quarry and a trailer park, and most of the people around you are in jeans or a 35 year old one piece they borrowed from their cousin's husband because he's the only one in town who's got a "ski suit"... then playing music through a speaker isn't so far fetched. There's no vibe to interrupt there.

However, if you come to a place where we have actual nature, and a place people want to enjoy for its own sake, you may find someone borrowing your Beats Pill so they can send it to the bottom of the snowmaking pond.
My home mountain is Liberty Mountain in Fairfield PA, this is where I would play music like that, 600 vertical feet, 17 runs, nothing but ice.... not real skiing.. just fun to go up with buddies and mess around... when I'm out west which is every year, I don't play music at all. I probably should have clarified this awhile ago.
post #42 of 51
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Originally Posted by RockerTwo100 View Post

My home mountain is Liberty Mountain in Fairfield PA, this is where I would play music like that, 600 vertical feet, 17 runs, nothing but ice.... not real skiing.. just fun to go up with buddies and mess around... when I'm out west which is every year, I don't play music at all. I probably should have clarified this awhile ago.

 

 

Makes sense.

post #43 of 51
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Originally Posted by RockerTwo100 View Post


My home mountain is Liberty Mountain in Fairfield PA, this is where I would play music like that, 600 vertical feet, 17 runs, nothing but ice.... not real skiing.. just fun to go up with buddies and mess around... when I'm out west which is every year, I don't play music at all. I probably should have clarified this awhile ago.

 

Yep, that does add some clarification. Maybe if I'm there and hear someone playing music on the lift this season, I'll say hello. :cool 

post #44 of 51
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Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post

Yep, that does add some clarification. Maybe if I'm there and hear someone playing music on the lift this season, I'll say hello. cool.gif  
Haha sounds good!
post #45 of 51

If some kids are having fun in the liftline with some music going, I sort of enjoy it.   If there were multiple people with music it would be annoying.

 

I sometimes play Hendrix or Skynrd at low volume on my phone in my chest pocket and turn it off around strangers.   

post #46 of 51
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Originally Posted by Peter5 View Post
 

If some kids are having fun in the liftline with some music going, I sort of enjoy it.   If there were multiple people with music it would be annoying.

 

I sometimes play Hendrix or Skynrd at low volume on my phone in my chest pocket and turn it off around strangers.   

Skynyrd? That's a problem.:)

post #47 of 51

Can't please everyone Old Goat how about some csn?  Now I have to admit it sometimes plays pfunk, but it's all relative compared to jusin beeber.

post #48 of 51

Whatever, today's wind chill on Mt Washington is 0 to 10 Fahrenheit, so its time to get stoked

 

Well, I stand up next to a mountain
And I chop it down with the edge of my hand.......

post #49 of 51
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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Peter5 View Post
 

If some kids are having fun in the liftline with some music going, I sort of enjoy it.   If there were multiple people with music it would be annoying.

 

I sometimes play Hendrix or Skynrd at low volume on my phone in my chest pocket and turn it off around strangers.   

Skynyrd? That's a problem.:)


I saw Skynyrd in the 70s at the ISU Coliseum. Good show, I remember.  (Sort of remember.)  (I know I was there.)

post #50 of 51
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 I saw Skynyrd in the 70s at the ISU Coliseum. Good show, I remember.  (Sort of remember.)  (I know I was there.) 

    Did someone mention Lynyrd Skynyrd?   They kinda of sorta reminded me of The Outlaws, another band from Florida.   Both great bands in my book, still listen to both of 'em!

 

Oh sorry, am I getting off topic?   Music on Ski Hills, naw.  Why?   Sure, if you want to listen to your own music on a phone, iPod, whatever, that's fine.   An exception would be a bump contest, I think it fits in that setting, to have music on the trail, but that's the only exception.

post #51 of 51
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Originally Posted by Peter5 View Post
 

Can't please everyone Old Goat how about some csn?  Now I have to admit it sometimes plays pfunk, but it's all relative compared to jusin beeber.

my preference would be y. these days I mostly listen to americana/alt country. And old school country, but not too much.

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