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post #1 of 14
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With the growing popularity of I-Pods and other MP3 players, Ive noticed an increasing amount of skiers and snowboarders listening to music while they ski. I was wondering if anyone else views this as a possible safety issue with people being unable to hear what's going on around them? Could the use of I-Pods and MP3 players make the mountain more hazardous?
post #2 of 14
This has been discussed to death already. Do a search and you should find it. Start a new thread on something original, please.
Grumpy...err..Dark Horse
post #3 of 14
Get headphones w/ inline volume control: mute while skiing, music on lifts.
post #4 of 14
Use the search function, this has been done to death.
post #5 of 14
Screw it...I'd still ski if I were deaf so I don't buy into the hazzard nonsense. For me it's music when skiing, conversation on lifts.

I should say...I listen to music sometimes...when I'm skiing alone, mainly.
post #6 of 14
Well my bf just bought me an ipod for my b-day. It is great for traveling places. I have listened to it a few times riding up the lift, or waiting in long lines, but never skiing.
post #7 of 14
Search for "air horn".
post #8 of 14
Listening to music while skiing would ruin skiing for me.
post #9 of 14
I don't see how listening to music while skiing is hazardous. When I'm doing a run, all I can hear is the rush of wind anyway, the music normally isn't even loud enough to be heard. I don't see what the big deal is...
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Mr.Shortround
I don't see how listening to music while skiing is hazardous. When I'm doing a run, all I can hear is the rush of wind anyway, the music normally isn't even loud enough to be heard. I don't see what the big deal is...
Unlike you 99% of people turn the volume up when they can't hear it well. That's the problem.

Do you honestly think any male below 30 has the volume at a "I can hear the music and the wind" level?
post #11 of 14
Let's ban deaf skiers, ok?
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by jstraw
Let's ban deaf skiers, ok?
Jack, stop hijhacking, that remark belongs in the lounge thread!:
post #13 of 14
Listening to music is not the problem...so long as it is the music of Stella Blue, Jack Straw or Bertha!
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by skier_j
Jack, stop hijhacking, that remark belongs in the lounge thread!:
I'm just trying to point out the absurdity of decrying the use of earphones on the basis of it being hazardous not to hear the other sounds on the slope...
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