Is it possible to have a "what music while skiing" thread without a "wahh people shouldn't have music while skiing, whine whine, bitch moan bitch, wahh" post? I hope it is. If you don't do music, don't post in it, to each their own. Thats like saying "you should be on skis" in a thread about what snowboards people are riding. Do agree on the "search" bit though, this has been rehashed about 1,234,587,200,783.47 times, but it usually turns into what I mention above.
Non-Powder Day: Pennywise, Bad Religion, Thrice, Snapcase (especially when Uber cold out), NOFX, Saves the Day, With Honor, From Autumn to Ashes, Alkaline Trio, Lagwagon and so on. Fast, melodic stuff to get me amped.
Powder Day: Above plus some slower stuff with more groove, David Bowie, Gym Class Heroes, Wish/Disintegration era Cure
PS Ipods are overpriced/over marketed. Wouldn't use one unless it's free, but I won't go as far as to say they suck. Got a Sansa, works with most any software, can use it with my Linux machine, 4 gigs under $100 (a year ago, cheaper now), expandable memory and I don't look like 15 year old girl who has no clue about anything when I listen to it.