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Best tunes to ski to?

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I learned to ski in the Caingorms to this tune: INXS: Mystify. Always reminds me of windy Sunday afternoons and moguls.
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Repeat but why not?

Soft spring bumps - Marvin Gaye, Sexual Healing

When you have 2 minutes to get to a lift before closing that is 3 minutes away- The Damned, New Rose
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Just before the cable car docks - Gorillaz, Dare
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Belting down a motorway piste with few around - Word of Mouth (Mike and the Mechanics).
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Zip, nada, nothing for me.

Love the silence.

And Glenn Plake agrees, so it's settled Toofy Grin Laughing
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I have never skied to music. Today in the lift line, some zoomer had a backpack with a wireless speaker blasting music. Not my thing. But if you must, then I recommend trying this tune to ski to. Get back to us afterwards and let us know how it went.


http://youtube.com/v/X9hWqa4xxZY
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Some tunes remind me of particular ski trips, either listened to them in the car driving to the hill each day or were playing on the race piste PA when training.
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the sound of silence - As in nothing atall
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Nothing for me although a recall a mountain restaurant in Livigno constantly blasting out “Who’s Zooming Who” by Aretha Franklin. You could hear it all over the hill and even now, years later, whenever I hear that I’m transported instantly to the mountains.
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Toadman wrote:
I have never skied to music. Today in the lift line, some zoomer had a backpack with a wireless speaker blasting music. Not my thing.


Nor mine. Don't like the idea of ear phones either. But when everything is working right I do sing to myself - sometimes out loud , when zinging along. And in the days I skied off-piste there was always Teddy Bears Picinic when I was having trouble getting a rhythm going Embarassed
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I did go around with earphones in a couple of days when I was by myself, but it didn't really improve on the experience of being in the mountains.

Now I rely on earworms. 'Loser' or 'Lord Only Knows' by Beck conjure up afternoons carving along the wide motorway pistes of VT in the spring sunshine, when I had those tunes running through my head almost constantly.
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Nothing. I prefer the silence. But if I had to choose, it would definitely be music by Tangerine Dream.
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Nothing for me. Just the sound of the skis gliding.

One of my mates was late from getting his daughter from the nursery one ski trip, so he stuck on the ski Sunday theme tune and off he went. He arrived at the nursery with a dislocated shoulder.
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Nothing. I don't go to the mountains for the sound of music.
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Nada for me
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Nothing for me. I love the quiet hum when on a chairlift and the swish of the skis on the snow. However, i do also enjoy whatever euro pop the liftie has on.

Isn't is dangerous to have ear phones in when skiing?
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Nothing- just as dangerous as cycling with earphones. I'm a bad enough skier to need 100% concentration on what I'm doing.
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This argument has been had many times before. It's no more dangerous than driving to music provided you can see where you're going. People who are always faffing and fretting about who is coming up behind them are a menace, apt to change course without warning. The downhill skier should hold their course and ski predictably - up to the overtaking skier to keep clear. Like sailing. I like to ski to music when I'm on my own. It's especially good on long cold drag lifts. Skiing with a backpack blasting out music is unforgiveable though. I don't inflict my choice of music on anyone else.
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Brown Eyed Girl (cover), Winter Park. I was skiing there the same weekend as the national US para championships. Live band blasting out, blue sky, skiing down to catch the ski train back to Denver. Fab snow. Such a cheery and uplifting end to the ski day.
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Don't listen to music, but I do do-do-doo the themes to Indiana Jones and Police Academy to help me feel brave on tricky bits.
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Music and skiing don't mix for me.

I listen intently when I listen to music. So I wouldn't be able to focus on my skiing.

I do listen to music when I drive though. To take the boredom away on long drives. But if skiing got so boring that I need to listen to music, I'd choose a different hobby.
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Another one in the music and skiing don't mix category - but for me this song will always conjure up skiing


http://youtube.com/v/Ln31raI2ezY
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Hurdy wrote:
... Isn't is dangerous to have ear phones in when skiing?
Ask my deaf mates? If you're relying on your ears, then unless I'm actually singing when I pass you, you won't know I'm there. You have to look to see, like with cycling or even walking about.

Tunes? 100% of the time at resorts, for me. It's all personal taste, but I like it noisy.
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pam w wrote:
It's no more dangerous than driving to music provided you can see where you're going.

Illegal to drive with headphones in France isn't it?
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The swish from skiing through a good layer of surface hoar.
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Illegal to drive with headphones in France isn't it?

I have no idea. Also illegal to drive with a lot less alcohol in the bloodstream than a lot of skiers - much more dangerous than listening to music in terms of loss of judgement. If I'm listening to music in the car, and the road is snowy/icy, I would always switch off and open the window a bit, as I find any hint of loss of traction can be sensed best by hearing it. But generally, like everyone else, I drive with the windows closed. With your own wind and road noise (especially in the kind of fairly basic cars I drive) you will hear very little that is useful from traffic behind you. I have never felt that listening to music makes me a danger to myself or anyone else on the slopes. Indeed, it puts me in a calmer and more tolerant mood and, when visibility or conditions are a bit difficult, helps me to ski rhythmically, which is a help to other faster slope users coming down behind me. So far (touch wood) in many years of skiing, and even more years of driving, I've not damaged any other vehicles or people.
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Just the small sounds of the wind and skis on snow.
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Back in the 80's i used to listen to my walkman (copy) and my favourite song to ski to was 'Here comes the Sun' for me it had a lovely rhythm to ski to. Now I don't ski with any music, although I may sing here comes the sun on occasion just for old times sake...
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https://www.thelocal.fr/20150618/french-drivers-banned-from-using-earphones

Includes cycling but no mention of skiing.
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Nothing for me. Detracts from my all round experience.

You could miss hearing a cry for help if you have buds in.
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pam w wrote:
Illegal to drive with headphones in France isn't it?
I have no idea ... So far (touch wood) in many years of skiing, and even more years of driving, I've not damaged any other vehicles or people.
I was gobsmacked the other day to be told that "eating your lunch at your desk" has been illegal in France for years according to the UK press.
Bless them, I guess they don't get out much. I was responsible for a start-up in Paris and we pretty much always.... ate at our desks, same as
you would in the UK. We also spoke English and took no notice of the EU "working time directive".

Driving with headphones: France is probably same of the rest of the world, including the UK on this.
Which is that it's not specifically illegal, but you would probably find it hard to pass a driving test wearing
headphones or listening to my car's sound system play Motörhead and maximum volume.
If you were proven to have caused damage as a consequence of either you'd possibly have a "negligence" civil problem.
... but then you would be unwise to rely on your hearing as it don't work for cyclists or electric vehicles...
Some "evidence" from a UK comic.

If music's going to make you negligent, don't listen to it.

I don't use headphones in the back country because I need to listen to the snowpack (for "whumphs"),
my buddies and the radio. I use electronic in-ear ear-defenders to protect against heli noise,
but those are clever so they allow those other sounds through.
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philwig wrote:
pam w wrote:
Illegal to drive with headphones in France isn't it?
I have no idea ... So far (touch wood) in many years of skiing, and even more years of driving, I've not damaged any other vehicles or people.
I was gobsmacked the other day to be told that "eating your lunch at your desk" has been illegal in France for years according to the UK press.
Bless them, I guess they don't get out much. I was responsible for a start-up in Paris and we pretty much always.... ate at our desks, same as
you would in the UK. We also spoke English and took no notice of the EU "working time directive".

I think you misunderstand how these laws/rules work. They are there so that the employee can not be forced to something. Just because you did it doesn't mean an employee could have requested not to do it and not been forced to.

philwig wrote:
Driving with headphones: France is probably same of the rest of the world, including the UK on this.

Nope. In France it's illegal and you can be fined, same as using a phone, not wearing a seatbelt. In the UK it's not illegal. I believe in some States of the USA it is illegal most it is not.
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These days I seem to find myself skiing to poo-poo dance music. It's not my choice, rather one forced upon me by some twunt who finds it necessary to play their choice of music out loud to everyone else via a bluetooth speaker rolling eyes
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Nope. In France it's illegal and you can be fined, same as using a phone, not wearing a seatbelt. In the UK it's not illegal. I believe in some States of the USA it is illegal most it is not.
Whilst it might not be technically illegal, you would be done for driving without due care and attention if there was an accident.


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Mjit wrote:
These days I seem to find myself skiing to poo-poo dance music. It's not my choice, rather one forced upon me by some twunt who finds it necessary to play their choice of music out loud to everyone else via a bluetooth speaker rolling eyes

It's so antisocial. Does my head in.
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Timmycb5 wrote:
Mjit wrote:
These days I seem to find myself skiing to poo-poo dance music. It's not my choice, rather one forced upon me by some twunt who finds it necessary to play their choice of music out loud to everyone else via a bluetooth speaker rolling eyes

It's so antisocial. Does my head in.


Hey, at least they didn't encourage it on Ski Sunday the other week or anything...
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pam w wrote:
This argument has been had many times before. It's no more dangerous than driving to music provided you can see where you're going. People who are always faffing and fretting about who is coming up behind them are a menace, apt to change course without warning. The downhill skier should hold their course and ski predictably - up to the overtaking skier to keep clear. Like sailing. I like to ski to music when I'm on my own. It's especially good on long cold drag lifts. Skiing with a backpack blasting out music is unforgiveable though. I don't inflict my choice of music on anyone else.


It can work both ways, a good skier will know not to do anything unpredictable or unusual if they can hear another approaching from behind, there has been at least one incident where, being able to hear well has avoided someone hitting me.
The only half day that I ever wore a helmet, part of the reason I hated wearing the helmet was because it had earpieces that covered my ears & I couldn't hear fully. Much better since I took a knife & cut holes in the ear coverings.

Really annoying when you are skiing with people that are listening to music when you try to talk to them and they are oblivious.
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The arguments against are tried and tested but it doesn't need to be binary. Bluetooth earbuds allow you to have one ear and you can moderate the volume. Plus I only tend to listen to music when skiing alone so the comms problem isn't such a big deal.
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I don’t ski with headphones/buds, but years ago I read (The Inner Game of Skiing?) that singing whilst skiing in poor vis helped with rhythm. So since then in such conditions I sing either The Land of Make-believe by Bucksfizz or There’s Always the Sun by The Stranglers. Somewhat of a contrast in genres, but both seem to work!
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