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    what music do you like to ski to?

    this varies wildly by mood, location, snow conditions, etc, but generally:

    - mellow acoustic music like iron and wine and bon iver, when i'm feeling reflective
    - the disco biscuits, when i want to fucking party
    - the grateful dead, always appropriate tho probably more in rotation on my way to the mountain than while skiing
    - hip hop, if i'm feeling steezy, drake, kendrick, frank ocean
    - house and techno when i bash bumps.



    we've hit the time of summer where all i think about is skiing. i've already booked trips. i'm checking opensnow and the gfs daily just for glimmers of early snow. i'm here regularly again. i can't wait.
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    None. I like simply hearing my surroundings (which ideally would be relatively peace and quiet).

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    Probably goes without explaining, but music and skiing are my two greatest passions. When I joined this forum about 15 years ago and had to come up with a handle, I chose deadheadskier as a combination of the two past times in life I'm most passionate about; The Grateful Dead and Skiing. Love plenty of other music too, but the Good ole Grateful Dead have been my favorite band since I was 9 years old and that's still the case 32 years later.

    Despite my passion for music, I actually never listen to it on the hill. Skied with a Walkman a bit in middle and high school, but I just wasn't that into it. When I ski I just prefer to zone everything out and focus on the quiet of being in the mountains. This is especially true skiing in the trees on a powder day when your skis barely make a sound hitting the snow.

    I definitely like to pump myself up with tunes on the way to the hill, but once on the hill I tune out from everything. Just me, the terrain in front of me and the sounds of me skiing it is all I want.

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    i dont listen to music when skiing with people. only when i'm alone. so like 50% of the time.

    the grateful dead and skiing are basically the same thing. they fit so well together. the limitless potential for personal freedom on the american frontier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    None. I like simply hearing my surroundings (which ideally would be relatively peace and quiet).
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Despite my passion for music, I actually never listen to it on the hill.
    These.

    For me, listening to music while skiing would defeat a big percentage of why I enjoy the sport in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    This is especially true skiing in the trees on a powder day when your skis barely make a sound hitting the snow.
    One of my favorite sounds in the world!

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    I've done both ..with and without . I can see the attraction for both but you'll never hear "Lookout" yell when some newb comes flying out of control toward you if you've got tunes on .
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    One of my favorite sounds in the world!
    Woods choked so full of snow that all sounds are completely insulated except the occasional thwack of a low lying branch hitting your helmet or poles. I love all ski days, but those are the days I yearn for most.

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    Well my phone has dead, rage, pearl Jam, Sabbath, Van Halen, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Smashing Pumpkins, stone temple pilots, Rusted Root, Beastie Boys, Alice in Chains, The Cult, The Cure, Dave Brubeck and a bunch of other stuff. Hit shuffle and go. Sometimes the songs hit right (rage in the bumps) sometimes they don't (rage on the chair).
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    I always have my phone with me, but do not use my music collection when skiing. I've never skied to music and it just does not interest me to even want to. I don't woods ski much, especially lately, but love 4 or more inches of powder as its when the skis are just QUIET. I love the sounds of silence when skiing and I am not talking Simon and Garfunkel. Other times I like to focus on the sounds of the skis as you can hear how well or not you are carving as they can go quite silent with a properly formed railroad track on some trail. I've skied for some 58 years, so I did a LOT of skiing when trying to bring tunes with you was impossible, so being a bit old school, I just do not want to change now.

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