Best music to listen to while skiing

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 7, 2009 11:45 am

Some of us dig it, others prefer only the sound of the wind whipping through their heads. But undeniably, more and more people don’t hit the slopes these days without their trusty iPods (or other trusty mp3 player) charged and ready to go with a specific ski or snowboard playlist ready. What do you like to crank when you’re flying through the powder?

Here’s a list of one ski bunny’s top 10 albums to have at the ready before getting off the lift, and her reasons why, courtesy of

Back in Black—-AC/DC      

“Admit it, back in Black and You Shook Me All Night Long are classics”


Greatest Hits—Lenny Kravitz

“Fly Away makes you feel like you’re flying (which of course you are)”


Rock Spectacle—Barenaked Ladies 


“Live Version of Brian Wilson is fast and good for moguls”


Traveling Without Moving—Jamiroquai

“Virtual Insanity –great for powder or moguls”


Feeling Strangely Fine—Semisonic

“Closing time–the crescendos are great for steeps.”


20th Century Masters, The Millennium Collection: The Best of Joe Cocker—Joe Cocker

“Feelin’ Alright–need I say more?”


Grosse Point Blank—Music from the film

“Many great songs here, but I Can See Clearly Now is a spring skiing dream”


Duncan Sheik—Duncan Shiek (gotta love those self-titled albums)


“Barely Breathing–another great floaty powder song”


Tougher Than Love—Diana King

“Her rendition of ‘Aint Nobody makes you groove down the hill”


Hot Rocks, 1964-1971—The Rolling Stones

“Honky Tonk Woman–great rockin’ beat”