Other People's Headphones: Seven Albums from Seven Skiers - Ski Mag

Other People's Headphones: Seven Albums from Seven Skiers

There’s an old saying that writing about music is like dancing about architecture. But we can’t help it. Because if you’re a skier, you depend on music. Lean on it. Whether it’s in the morning on the way to the hill, skiing to it, or seeing a live show when you’re done, music is inextricably linked to our lives. Here are seven essential albums from seven different skiers.
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Other People's Headphones

Skiers like music. We asked a bunch of skiers exactly what songs they're listening to now. Here is a collection of skier's playlists that you can listen to right now.

She Jumps

Pro Skiers Turned Philanthropists

Lately some pro skiers have been using their influence to start nonprofits. We take a look at She Jumps, an organization co-founded by pro skier Lynsey Dyer, that aims to get girls into the outdoors. She Jumps is hosting a fundraiser in Salt Lake City on January 21. We also check out Alpine Initiatives, started by a group of skiers, that helps developing countries in need.

“I wore “Super Jules” underwear in Nationals back in 2002. That kind of brought me into thinking about designing underwear. I’ve always wanted to be a fashion designer and so the crossover seemed natural. And after wearing a tiara at the 2006 Olympics—my coach gave me the tiara—it became something that I really felt was a cool thing to go out there with. My belief is everyone is a princess and rocking the tiara everyday no matter if you’re winning or losing is something to just believe in yourself. It’s a sign of self confidence. And, so that’s why my lingerie line is called Kiss my Tiara.” —Julia Mancuso

Julia Mancuso’s Lingerie

Julia Mancuso, who earned two silver medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics, recently announced the launch of her new lingerie line, called Kiss my Tiara. Here’s what she had to say about why a skier is fit to design underwear.

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Skier Superpipe to be Included at X Games

Two new events—male skier superpipe and snowmobile knockout—are added to the roster for the 2010 Winter X Games, planned for January 28-31 at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colorado. Plans don’t yet include women’s superpipe. We asked X Games competitor Jess Cummings why.

“The fog appeared from nowhere, rising from below. Seconds before whiteout, I got this picture. Only one frame that day but still one of my favorites.”   —Jesper Molin See more at— http://www.jespermolin.se/Vote for this image as your favorite photo.  

Best Photo of the Year

To make pure alcohol, start with a batch of raw ingredients. Distill it, and you’ll get a more refined batch. This is how we compiled this best-of-the-year photo gallery. We started with thousands of images. Gradually we selected the shots that illustrate skiing and photography in new and different ways, along with an explanation from each photographer. Please enjoy responsibly. Then we asked you, our readers, to vote for your favorite image. Introducing the Readers' Choice award for Best Photo of the Year.