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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Since the nano IPod and all the other small Mp3 players came out I have seen a lot of people on the mountain skiing/snowboarding while listening to music. When I decided to take my IPod along on a ski trip i enjoyed very much listening to my music while skiing. However i've been listening to the same music over and over again and got really sick of it. I wanna know who are some good bands or singers or whatever to listen to while skiing or snowboarding.

Heres my list:
-Hilltop Hoods
-Red Hot Chili Peppers
-Jamal (Polish Reggie Artist)
-Techno
-KoRn
post #2 of 23
Search the forums,Ski music. Lots of Bands listed. Your welcome.;-)
post #3 of 23
Not sure you'll dig my current faves but....

Have Fun, No Jazz....hiphoppy jazz from France

End of the World Party, Medeski, Martin and Wood.... cool jammin' virtuoso free jazz

On the Corner, Miles Davis.... boundry stretching funky free jazz from back in the day

England's Newest Hit Makers, Rolling Stones.... early Stones

Bebel Gilberto, Bebel Gilberto.... sweet voiced samba pop

Nova Bossa, Various Artists.... old school bossa nova.... you can eat it with a spoon

Red Hot and Rio, Various Artists.... new school versions of those bossa tunes

Legend, Bob Marley and the Wailers.... I really enjoy listening to hot weather tunes in the snow

Evil Empire, Rage Against the Machine.... need a little aggro now and then

Greatest Hits, Earth Wind and Fire.... funky funky soul pop

Whipped Cream and other Delights, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.... 'cause I crack up everytime one of these tunes comes on.

That's Monday's list
post #4 of 23
Oh, and one more thing..... don't forget to turn off your ipod and enjoy the sound of your skis in the snow sometimes too
post #5 of 23
I only plug my Ipod in when I am skiing totally alone.
The tunes I really love when I'm skiing are Jazz, R & B, and to bring it all together, some Sinatra and Dean Martin.
post #6 of 23
Watch any ski flick and take notes.. Warren Miller seems to have some pretty decent grooves from time to time. Big Head Todd and Crystal Method come to mind but otherwise I'm drawing a blank.
post #7 of 23
1) No offense, but listening to music while skiing is for gapers.

2) Drudkh, ABBA, HankIII, Burzum, Prokofiev, Nargaroth, Ildjarn (the ambient stuff), King Crimson, Bartok, Weakling, The Ventures, Lustmord, The Carpenters, Agalloch, Cream, Sort Vokter, Wigrid (not the new album - it sucks), Mahavishnu Orchestra, Ulver (first three albums), Stravinski, Grieg, Yes (up until "Oceans"), and ENT. But listen to them before/after skiing. Everytime I'm driving up in a storm I've got "Det Som Engang Var" by Burzum playing. That song should be the national anthem for Winter.
post #8 of 23
This is the only song you should listen to while skiing...

Click Me!

Over and over and over again!!!!
post #9 of 23
I guess I'm the biggest (over 50) gaper of them all, 'cause I'm usually listening to everything from Richard Thompson to Suzanne Vega to Circle Jerks. (And, horror of horrors, I even listen to tunes when I'm on my bike, mtb and gasp, roadie.)
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
1) No offense, but listening to music while skiing is for gapers.
None taken.... how could anyone be offended by you anyway?
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post #11 of 23
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
This is the only song you should listen to while skiing...

Click Me!

Over and over and over again!!!!

yea that song would go great in a classic black and white ski movie.
post #12 of 23
I feel like I'm on a game show waiting for Trebek or something with this thing
post #13 of 23
Listening to music while skiing...Why don't you just start yakking into your phone while you are at it?

I'll suggest Rick Astley for you. Lots of Rick Astley.
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
I only plug my Ipod in when I am skiing totally alone.
The tunes I really love when I'm skiing are Jazz, R & B, and to bring it all together, some Sinatra and Dean Martin.
I knew you were cool.
post #15 of 23
Reasons not to listen to music while skiing:
1 - It's impractical to conform your ski rhythmn to the music rhythmn, and it's uncomfortable to listen to something rhythmic and do something rhythmic to two unrelated rhythmns at the same time.
2 - There are other things to listen to
3 - Aside from the others things to listen to, your other senses are supplying you with a surfeit of things which (i) you need to pay attention to and (ii) are entertaining anyway.

Reasons not to listen to Rick Astley ....
post #16 of 23
I like those reasons. Plus there is always the chance the music could make your head explode.
post #17 of 23
That little dance thing he does kind of looks like an old-school wedeln.
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by sjjohnston View Post
Reasons not to listen to music while skiing:
1 - It's impractical to conform your ski rhythmn to the music rhythmn, and it's uncomfortable to listen to something rhythmic and do something rhythmic to two unrelated rhythmns at the same time.
2 - There are other things to listen to
3 - Aside from the others things to listen to, your other senses are supplying you with a surfeit of things which (i) you need to pay attention to and (ii) are entertaining anyway.

Reasons not to listen to Rick Astley ....
Agree with 1and 3, but other noise where I ski is usually snow guns, lifts, injured people moaning and soon to be injured people yahooing, sometimes my own skis scraping across ice. The music blocks out some of this.

Your points about different rhythms and surfeit of sensory input probably explains why I never hear the music when I'm skiing. If I'm alone on the lift I listen to it and music is playing while I descend, I probably listened to it but I'm usually too busy counting. I like to count when I ski.
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by carbonissimo View Post
I knew you were cool.
But of course!

Some of that smooth stuff is amazing when you're skiing.
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
Agree with 1and 3, but other noise where I ski is usually snow guns, lifts, injured people moaning and soon to be injured people yahooing, sometimes my own skis scraping across ice. The music blocks out some of this.

Your points about different rhythms and surfeit of sensory input probably explains why I never hear the music when I'm skiing. If I'm alone on the lift I listen to it and music is playing while I descend, I probably listened to it but I'm usually too busy counting. I like to count when I ski.
Telerod, the song title thread has been an influence in what is on my itunes now. Look at some of the exposure in there. Awesome stuff!
Some of which you've brought up. Thanks!
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by bumpfreaq View Post
None taken.... how could anyone be offended by you anyway?
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For the life of me, I can't figure that out either.


k.d. Lang and the Reclines, The Chantays, Leadbelly, Led Zeppelin, Iron butterfly, Iron Maiden, Abyssic Hate, Patsey Cline, Red Norvo Trio, S.O.D., Napalm Death, Dead Can Dance, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Thin Lizzy, Forgotten Woods, Hate Forest, Forest of Impaled, In the Woods..., Forest of Dead Trees, and Impaled Northern Moonforest. Remember - not while skiing, tho.
post #22 of 23

I really enjoy poly-rhythmning

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Originally Posted by sjjohnston View Post
Reasons not to listen to music while skiing:
1 - It's impractical to conform your ski rhythmn to the music rhythmn, and it's uncomfortable to listen to something rhythmic and do something rhythmic to two unrelated rhythmns at the same time.
2 - There are other things to listen to
3 - Aside from the others things to listen to, your other senses are supplying you with a surfeit of things which (i) you need to pay attention to and (ii) are entertaining anyway.

Reasons not to listen to Rick Astley ....
Hmm... my experience differs.

1b: I really enjoy participating in two different rhythms at once.
1a: I don't see them as unrelated and some of my most memorable runs were skied in precise rhythm to the tunes

2: Agreed. I spend a great deal of time skiing with no tunes on.

3: I find everything enhanced by the music.... otherwise I turn it off.

Ya know, I'm not really sure who Rick Astley is.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by bumpfreaq View Post
Ya know, I'm not really sure who Rick Astley is.
That guy has a huge melon.
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