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post #1 of 28
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Do you guys listen to music when you ski?

Can you guys recommend some good songs to get stoked while your skiing?

Thanks

 

 

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post #2 of 28

I don't listen to music while skiing, but I can imagine it is similar to listening to music while riding (which I often do).  Favorites are mostly electronic: Fila Brazilia, Oakenfold, Kruder and Dorfmeister, Bonobo, Whitest Boy Alive, odd Japanese pop.  Other stuff I normally listen to, jazz and orchestral music, get drowned out by the whistle of the wind, as do lyrics on most of the indie rock I like. 

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post #3 of 28

Don't listen to music. I never am alone when i ski usually!

post #4 of 28

I never listen to music while skiing -- prefer the peace and quiet.  That said, if you're inclined to listen, I'd go with Metallica. Yes, it's kind-of old-school, but it's hard to go wrong with Metallica under any circumstances.

post #5 of 28

I go reggae all the way. I tried hard rock, industrial, etc. but found that it was just annoying and distracting. Reggae is just chill music that puts me in an even better mood. I've got Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Beenie Man, Yellow Man and Damian Marley loaded on my iPod.

post #6 of 28

to each their own, but I don't understand why you would listen to music when skiing. i love the sound of the boards on the snow, the wind and hearing others around me. If I'm on groomers, It becomes a safety factor.  I do have an internal-Ipod and it does play reggae on powder days, foo-fighters, My chemical romance, Gas light anthem, phoenix, and whatever else pops in my mind.

post #7 of 28

My little friend sings to me all the time, so I don't need recorded music.  Live music is best.

post #8 of 28

I have never used my ipod while skiing, but sometimes I like to jam out going up some of the longer lifts. This song always gets me super stoked for some reason...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDGbbjUzBl4

post #9 of 28

If I am alone(which is almost never) and I truly dont want to talk people on lift(which is almost never) or there is noone at the resort.

 

I gasp plug in my small Ipod shuffle to my helmet.

 

its such an ecentric mix usually

 

but these some newer  to me songs  I am digging .

 

Unknown Object

 

Unknown Object

 

Unknown Object

 

Unknown Object

 

Really digging these guys for the past couple years the video is pure art

 

Unknown Object

post #10 of 28

I listen to trance, its really soothing especially when you riding around.  Look up some Armin van Buuren and see if you like him.

post #11 of 28

I can understand listening to music on the lift even though I don't do it myself. When actually skiing, I don't listen to anything but rather my own thought.

 

I also don't listen to music while riding or running either.

 

I have the radio on in the car. But 9 out of 10 times I don't recall what sound was on.

 

When I really want to listen to something, I tend to listen to it intently without doing other things. It's a distraction to the listening experience.

 

Granted, I don't multi-task well. That might be the reason I don't listen to anything unless I'm really listening.  

post #12 of 28

I maybe an old guy now, but I have been known to listen to tunes from time to time while skiing, the only thing I will say is be careful...... over the years some of the biggest headers I have taken were when my concentration lapsed and I paid more attention to a particular song, than to my skiing.... it can and will bite you....

That said, I have about 500 songs on my IPod and/or Iphone and just hit shuffle.... My mix ranges from Bootleg Dead concerts, Tens Years After and Wilco, to Bright eyes, Ted Leo, and Matt Pond.......So I would say the best selection is whatever you like. 

post #13 of 28

I don't listen while actually skiing anymore.  But,  love to pump jams on the way there (3 hour ride).

Here's high level what I have loaded and in order of general preference, but that order changes depending on the mood I'm in. 

 

Punk, Classic Rock, Ska, Raggae, Rap, RnB, Hip Hop, Funk,  Blues, Older Jazz, Country-mostly older but some recent, Black Gospel, Christian Rock, Classical, Jazz Fusion + a few others if there are any I have missed??

 

I often switch the genre order on the way home.  I typically go with the "get pumped up" music on the way there and more spiritual stuff on the way home.

post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
I often switch the genre order on the way home.  I typically go with the "get pumped up" music on the way there and more spiritual stuff on the way home.


^^ Ditto!

post #15 of 28

I rarely listen to music while skiing, but I always listen to it on the way there.  I tend to listen to different things depending on if I'm skiing Powder, Riding park or Going Fast and/or Big Lines.

 

So to get things started...

 

If it's a Powder Day...

 

1) Thievery Corporation - Transcendence

2) Living Darfur - Mattafix

3) Queens will Play - Black Mountain

4) Eyes on Fire - Blue Foundation

5) Short Change Hero - The Heavy

6) The Hop - Radio City f/Bajka

7) Take a Chance on Me - Abba

8) Cruel Summer - Ace of Base

9) Black Velvet - Alana Myles

10) Sick and Tired - Anastacia

11) Hey Ya'll - Anybody Killa

12) Human - Big City Rock

13) Piano Man - Billy Joel

14) Yes...And it counts - Black Happy

15) Climbing - Blaze / Blaze ya Dead Homie

16) Escape Artist - Blaze ya Dead Homie

17) Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

18) Astronomy - Blue Oyster Cult or Metallica

19) Forest - Bran Van 3000

20) Rainshine - Bran Van 3000

21) Pepper - Butthole Surfers

22) Jingle of a Dogs Collar - Butthole Surfers

23) Lets talk about Cars - Butthole Surfers

24) Requiem for a Dream/Aeternal - Paul Oakenfold

25) Butterfly - Crazy Town

26) The Walls - Dark Lotus

27) Soul Meets Body - Death Cab for Cutie

28) Sultans of Swing - Dire Straights

29) Sing for the Moment - Eminem/Aerosmith

30) Return to Innosense - Enigma

31) What it's like - Everlast

32) Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac

33) Jukebox Hero - Foreigner

34) Ready or Not - The Fugees

35) Queer - Garbage

36) A stroke of Luck - Garbage

37) Mad World - Gary Jules

38) Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

39) Clint Eastwood - The Gorillaz

40) Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

41) Sorry - Guns n' Roses

42) FaFa - Guster

43) Cupids Chokehold - Gym Class Heroes

44) Nothing's Left - Insane Clown Posse

45) Crop Circles - Insane Clown Posse

46) Wind Me Up - Insane Clown Posse

47) Fly Away - Insane Clown Posse

48) Pass Me By - Insane Clown Posse

49) Growing Again - Insane Clown Posse

50) What a Feeling - Irene Cara

51) One Day - Kottonmouth Kings

52) Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

53) Dancing on the Ceiling - Lionel Ritchie

54) The Mummers Dance - Loreena McKennit

55) So Alive - Love and Rockets

56) Turn me Loose - Loverboy

57) Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson

58) Laid - Matt Nathanson

59) Turn the Page - Metallica/Bob Seger

60) Until it Sleeps - Metallica

61) The Unforgiven - Metallica

62) Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

63) Give in to Me - Michael Jackson

64) Moonshine - Moonshine Bandits

65) Red Right Hand - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

66) In the Air Tonight - Nonpoint/Phil Collins

67) Gone Away - The Offspring

68) I just want you - Ozzy Osbourne

69) Youth of the Nation - P.O.D.

70) Cemetary Gates - Pantera

71) Finally Moving - Pretty Lights

72) When Doves Cry - Prince

73) He Got Game - Public Enemy

74) Just Another Day - Queen Latifah

75) Bang and Blame - REM

76) Playaz Club - Rappin 4 tay

77) Graffitti the World - Rehab

78) Somebody's Watchin' Me - Rockwell f/Michael Jackson

79) Rythem of my Heart - Rod Stewart

80) Forever Young - Rod Stewart

81) I was Drunk - Royal Bliss

82) Wind of Change - Scorpions

83) Forever and Always - Shaggy 2 Dope

84) Hun Joro - Sigur Ros

85) 18 and life - Skid Row

86) Runaway Train - Soul Asylum

87) Seed of Memory - Terry Reid

88) Hello - The R.O.C.

89) Late Nite Tip - Three 6 Mafia

90) People like Myself - Timbaland and Magoo

91) Learning to Fly - Tom Petty

92) Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty

93) So High - Twiztid

94) Woe Woe - Twiztid

95) Cat's in the Cradle - Ugly Kid Joe

96) Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve

97) Undone - Weezer

98) The Gangsta, The Killa and The Dope Dealer - Westside Connection

99) Snowflakes - White Apple Tree

post #16 of 28

Lots of Alestorm (Scottish pirate metal), some Iron Maiden and Metallica, a little newer metal, and a good smattering of electronica for charging steeps and carving up groomers; a more varied and generally soulful mix of stuff for less aggressive skiing.

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post #18 of 28

Grateful Dead   

Spacemen 3

post #19 of 28

If it's a hauling ass/or hucking day...

 

1) Poison - Alice Cooper

2) Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm

3) Alone - Angel Blake

4) Mongoloid - ???

5) Rebel Yell - Billy Idol

6) The Stroke - Billy Squire

7) Buck's Boogie - Blue Oyster cult

8) It's my life - Bon Jovi

9) Shelter Me - Cinderella

10) Toxic - Crazy Town

11) Darkside - Crazy Town

12) High Roller - The Crystal Method

13) Ooh Oh Ooh Oh (Bro Hymn) - D-Me

14) Walk of Life - Dire Straights

15) Kitchen Ace - Doom 2

16) Free Your Mind - En Vogue

17) The Final Countdown - Europe

18) You Could Be Mine - Guns n' Roses

19) Sweet Child o' Mine - Guns n' Roses

20) Bang! Pow! Boom! - Insane Clown Posse

21) Tilt-a-Whirl - Insane Clown Posse

22) Let's Go All The Way - Insane Clown Posse

23) The Party - Insane Clown Posse

24) Bleed American - Jimmy Eat World

25) The Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins

26) Here to stay - Korn

27) All in the Family - Korn/Limb Bizkit

28) Twisted Transister - Korn

29) Beat it upright - Korn

30) Gimme the mic - Limp Bizkit

31) The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson

32) Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth

33) A Secret Place - Megadeth

34) Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica

35) The Small Hours - Metallica

36) Am I evil - Metallica

37) Blitzkrieg - Metallica

38) Stone Cold Crazy - Metallica

39) Crash - Methods of Mayhem

40) Lava - Ministry

41) Smells like teen spirit - Nirvana

42) Come out and play - The Offspring

43) Self Esteem - The Offspring

44) Fish out of Water - One Minute Silence

45) Blue Monday - Orgy

46) Last Resort - Papa Roach

47) Bro Hymn - Pennywise

48) Phunky Phunky - Phunk Junkeez

49) When world collide - Powerman 5000

50) Tonight the stars revolt - Powerman 5000

51) Stick 'em up - Quarashi

52) The whole Mutter Album by Rammstein

53) Always - Saliva

54) Anthem for the year 2000 - Silverchair

55) Youth gone wild - Skid Row

56) Reach for the sky - Social Distortion

57) Story of my life - Social Distortion

58) When she begins - Social Distortion

59) Push it - Static X

60) Chop Suey - System of a Down

61) Bounce - System of a Down

62) Sugar - System of a Down

63) Deer Dance - System of a Down

64) Runnin' Down a Dream - Tom Petty

65) So Damn Cool - Ugly Kid Joe

66) Volcano Girls - Veruca Salt

67) I get Mad - Violent J

68) Connected fo' life - Westside Connection

69) Hoo-Bangin - Westside Connection

70) More human than human - White Zombie

71) Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks, and Cannibal girls - White Zombie

72) Shiny Disco Balls - Who da Funk

73) It's goin down - X-Ecutioners

post #20 of 28

There are really only two choices for what to listen to on your H&K MP5 whilst gaping down them hills:

 

The Chello chick from the Icelandic Hildurness:

 

 

...or The Dave and Mick Show:

.

 

 

post #21 of 28

On a good powder day...

Pink Floyd  Learning to Fly

post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by aikeybikeycikey View Post

Do you guys listen to music when you ski?

 

Not if I can help it.

 

But there are some resorts who insist on blasting music, and it's always the lamest bullshit in existence, like Styx or Journey or Billy frickin' Joel.  Whatever gives them the idea that anybody would want to hear that crap is an utter total mystery to me.

 

Truth be told, the ipod is the greatest thing ever for ski resort music - those that want to listen to music have their choice, and those of us who don't aren't subjected to complete utter crap.

 

 

Me, I like the sound of the wind in the trees and  of the snow under my skis. YMMV.

post #23 of 28

What Walt said... wind, wind in trees, snow hitting jacket, edges (especially the ones that are gaining on me)... that's what I want to hear. And I DO NOT want to hear the crap that the resorts are playing, either.

 

Below is a note that I sent to the CEO of Copper Mountain last year, after having to endure the 8AM–9PM piped-in tunes on their mall... 

 

"Dear Mr. Ryman:

 

My wife and I just recently stayed at the Mill Club at Copper Mountain. Overall, it was quite a nice experience— we found it to be in the upper echelon of lodging at Copper and other North American resorts, and would consider returning in any season.

 

The only real issue we have is the constant music outside the window, piped into the mall. We prefer to listen to our own choices in music. We wish resort managements everywhere would get it into their collective heads that we go on vacation to ESCAPE the hubbub. You can't open your window, or sit on the balcony to read or talk, without being assaulted by this unnecessary noise, from about 8AM to 9PM, if I recall correctly.

 

I once saw Blaise Carrig from Vail Resorts quoted in a skiing magazine, in reference to music being played on the outdoor dining decks at their resorts, that the music “animates people”. And it does, in that people need to talk louder and gesture more to communicate with their companions or foodservice personnel. Is this necessary? I  am 57 years old, and I like good loud music (I guess I have some level of “concert damage”)—  but, only in its place. 

 

My wife and I count among our fondest recollections of being in the mountains as when riding the lifts, or just standing still on a trail or in the trees, and listening to the nothingness, or the wind rustling the trees. As you must certainly have noticed, that those who require background music for their mountain experience are getting it through their portable devices. The rest of us, well...

 

It’s a mountain, not a night club."

post #24 of 28

I loved the classic rock Ski Liberty and Ski Roundtop used to play over their PA system during night skiing sessions back in the day. Some self important tight ass must have complained...

 

"My wife and I were having a nice ski when Van Morrison's Moondance came on the loudspeakers. That ruined our experience. We had gone to Roundtop to escape that sort of hubbub." :(

post #25 of 28

Hhmmm, self-important tightass... that's a first. ;-)

post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 

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Originally Posted by FujativeOCR View Post

I rarely listen to music while skiing, but I always listen to it on the way there.  I tend to listen to different things depending on if I'm skiing Powder, Riding park or Going Fast and/or Big Lines.

 

So to get things started...

 

If it's a Powder Day...

 

1) Thievery Corporation - Transcendence

2) Living Darfur - Mattafix

3) Queens will Play - Black Mountain

4) Eyes on Fire - Blue Foundation

5) Short Change Hero - The Heavy

6) The Hop - Radio City f/Bajka

7) Take a Chance on Me - Abba

8) Cruel Summer - Ace of Base

9) Black Velvet - Alana Myles

10) Sick and Tired - Anastacia

11) Hey Ya'll - Anybody Killa

12) Human - Big City Rock

13) Piano Man - Billy Joel

14) Yes...And it counts - Black Happy

15) Climbing - Blaze / Blaze ya Dead Homie

16) Escape Artist - Blaze ya Dead Homie

17) Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

18) Astronomy - Blue Oyster Cult or Metallica

19) Forest - Bran Van 3000

20) Rainshine - Bran Van 3000

21) Pepper - Butthole Surfers

22) Jingle of a Dogs Collar - Butthole Surfers

23) Lets talk about Cars - Butthole Surfers

24) Requiem for a Dream/Aeternal - Paul Oakenfold

25) Butterfly - Crazy Town

26) The Walls - Dark Lotus

27) Soul Meets Body - Death Cab for Cutie

28) Sultans of Swing - Dire Straights

29) Sing for the Moment - Eminem/Aerosmith

30) Return to Innosense - Enigma

31) What it's like - Everlast

32) Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac

33) Jukebox Hero - Foreigner

34) Ready or Not - The Fugees

35) Queer - Garbage

36) A stroke of Luck - Garbage

37) Mad World - Gary Jules

38) Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

39) Clint Eastwood - The Gorillaz

40) Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

41) Sorry - Guns n' Roses

42) FaFa - Guster

43) Cupids Chokehold - Gym Class Heroes

44) Nothing's Left - Insane Clown Posse

45) Crop Circles - Insane Clown Posse

46) Wind Me Up - Insane Clown Posse

47) Fly Away - Insane Clown Posse

48) Pass Me By - Insane Clown Posse

49) Growing Again - Insane Clown Posse

50) What a Feeling - Irene Cara

51) One Day - Kottonmouth Kings

52) Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

53) Dancing on the Ceiling - Lionel Ritchie

54) The Mummers Dance - Loreena McKennit

55) So Alive - Love and Rockets

56) Turn me Loose - Loverboy

57) Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson

58) Laid - Matt Nathanson

59) Turn the Page - Metallica/Bob Seger

60) Until it Sleeps - Metallica

61) The Unforgiven - Metallica

62) Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

63) Give in to Me - Michael Jackson

64) Moonshine - Moonshine Bandits

65) Red Right Hand - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

66) In the Air Tonight - Nonpoint/Phil Collins

67) Gone Away - The Offspring

68) I just want you - Ozzy Osbourne

69) Youth of the Nation - P.O.D.

70) Cemetary Gates - Pantera

71) Finally Moving - Pretty Lights

72) When Doves Cry - Prince

73) He Got Game - Public Enemy

74) Just Another Day - Queen Latifah

75) Bang and Blame - REM

76) Playaz Club - Rappin 4 tay

77) Graffitti the World - Rehab

78) Somebody's Watchin' Me - Rockwell f/Michael Jackson

79) Rythem of my Heart - Rod Stewart

80) Forever Young - Rod Stewart

81) I was Drunk - Royal Bliss

82) Wind of Change - Scorpions

83) Forever and Always - Shaggy 2 Dope

84) Hun Joro - Sigur Ros

85) 18 and life - Skid Row

86) Runaway Train - Soul Asylum

87) Seed of Memory - Terry Reid

88) Hello - The R.O.C.

89) Late Nite Tip - Three 6 Mafia

90) People like Myself - Timbaland and Magoo

91) Learning to Fly - Tom Petty

92) Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty

93) So High - Twiztid

94) Woe Woe - Twiztid

95) Cat's in the Cradle - Ugly Kid Joe

96) Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve

97) Undone - Weezer

98) The Gangsta, The Killa and The Dope Dealer - Westside Connection

99) Snowflakes - White Apple Tree



Holy... a master list :D

post #27 of 28

Anaal Nathrakh will be added to my playlist immediately, only made it a little ways through the cello chick Hildur Gudnadottir, though she is kinda hot!

 

JF

 

post #28 of 28

Nothing while skiing, but for stoke on the drive (or anytime), there is ONE skier's anthem, and this is it.

 

For a taste go to track 2 here, "The Pilot Song" by The White Buffalo:

http://www.archive.org/details/whitebuffalo2004-01-03.at831.shnf

 

We owe this to TGR's "The Big One" for making this song its theme.

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