There is nothing better than standing at the top of a mountain, staring at the view of snow covered mountains, blue sky and hundreds of skiers making their way down. The only way to make this scene better is to have the perfect song playing in your ears. Here is the top 10 songs to ski too:
1. Karen O, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – Immigrant Song (2011)
Now there is no doubt that the original Led Zeppelin song is a classic, but this version by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s and Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails creates an instant atmosphere. It makes you feel cold just listening to it and would be a perfect fit on a day when theres lots of fog about and your speeding down a black run.
2. Run DMC – It’s Tricky
Another classic song and one that is often refered to in winter sports terms after its inclusion in the loved Snowboard game SSX. A great fit for snowboarders and will definitely get you in the mood for pulling off some tricks.
3. Lana Del Ray – Diet Mountain Dew
A much more relaxed song by America singer of the moment Lana Del Ray which would suit a long winding run through some trees or even relaxing with a coffee having a mid morning break. Whichever, this song deserves a place on your skiing playlist.
4. M83 – Midnight City
This is a great anthemic tune from French band M83, it has been everywhere recently and has a chorus tune that will stay in your head for hours.
5. Coldplay – Paradise
This song needs no introduction, an up lifting tune and lyrics that fit perfectly when your standing in the clouds on top of a mountain. A must.
6. Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
This song is all about motivation and the title should make that clear. Great for when you need a little extra push to get down an especially hard run or at the start of the day to get you doing.
7. Cassius – I ❤ U so
Another song with a tune that will stay in your head all day and one that would fit in with whatever you were on the mountain.
8. The Big Pink – Hit The Ground (Superman)
This song relates to skiing perfectly and the large amount of times you’ll be hitting the ground especially when your learning. So just put this song on and it will motivate you to get straight back up!
9. Gorillaz – Glitter Freeze
Similar to the Immigrant Song in terms of creating an atmosphere, but a slightly more lighter one. With a great beat and the added effect of Mark E Smith’s vocals it is definitely another Gorillaz classic.
and 10. Elbow – One Day Like This
This song just reminds me of past skiing holidays and whenever it comes on it brings back memories. I don’t think I could make a skiing playlist without it!