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22 Songs About Skiing and Winter

People on ski lift

If you’ve ever done a ski season or been on a ski trip then it’s likely that there were songs that featured heavily during that time. A soundtrack to probably some of the highest times of your life. These sorts of songs are unique to each person and each trip. Which is why this article isn’t a skiing playlist. That’s for you to compile with your skiing companions.

However, what you will find in this article is a list of songs about skiing that you’ll probably have never heard before. Songs that are rather jolly and silly, and some that go back a long way. They’re not the sort of tunes to get you pumped for the freshies. Or to encourage you to huck that cliff you’ve been eyeing all week. Instead, these songs about skiing will remind you of the joy and excitement of simply sliding around on wooden planks with your pals. And you never know, you might find yourself adding one of two of them to your next ski trip playlist after all!

People chatting on ski lift

Songs about skiing

There’s a surprising number of songs about skiing out there. Like many of the songs in our adventure songs article, some are better than others! However, if you’re up for some light-hearted and entertaining listening then the below list of songs about skiing is a great place to start. Time to get stoked for the snow!

  1. ShiverHorny Toad
    “Well now it’s finally winter, snow is on the ground. We’re loading up the toolie. We’re heading out of town”
  2. Good Thing He Can’t Read My MindChristine Lavin
    ”Look at me I’m skiing when I do not like skiing. But he loves skiing and I love him.”
  3. BBC Ski Sunday Theme TuneSam Fonteyn
  4. Rocky Mountain HighJerry Collins
    “Riding on them chair lifts up to the top enjoying. The splendour of Vail Mountain and anticipating”
  5. I SLED BURTONOzzyland
    “Damn that boy too quick like he keep autos on his feet. I keep all my gats and sticks arranged just like a masterpiece. I SLED BURTON”
  6. Live for SnowMarty Metcalf
    “I’ve got to write a little ditty before I go skiing. I can’t really help it, it’s the way I like being.
    Seven inches overnight and more on the way.”
  7. SkiingAVH Muzak
    “Skiing, skiing, skiing is fun. Skiing, skiing, skiing for everyone, everyone”
  8. Martin Was a MonkeyJay Foreman
    “He sat and dreamt all day about the thing he wanted most: a skiing holiday.”
  9. The World Is a MountainJames Wotal
    “The world is a mountain, all covered in snow. Your life is a lift ticket, to ski down the slopes”
  10. Skiing in the SnowWigan’s Ovation
    “You know my wood picking thighs got me dancing out. And the worlds got a job that’s really gonna run on down. Down ski-ing in the snow. In the arctic ski-ing in the snow.”
  11. Let’s Go SkiingFrankie Yankovic
    “Let’s go skiing, let’s go skiing, let’s go skiing on the mountain.”
  12. The Skiers DaydreamRay Conrad
    “I’ll go back to the mountains and the cold winter sun. And the glitter of powder on a steep untracked run. Where your breath shows as frost ‘gainst the sky’s brilliant blue. And there’s warmth and good friendship when day is through.”

People snowshoeing

Songs about winter

It’s hard not to include Christmas songs in our list of songs about winter. There are a couple here that reference Christmas and that you’ll probably know as “Christmas songs”. But mostly they focus on the joy of snow and being cosy when it’s cold and frosty.
Songs about winter aren’t always joyful and lighthearted though. And there’s no escaping the dreary side of winter, with some of our songs about winter focusing on lost loves and coping with the bleakness that winter can bring. If you want to stick with happy winter songs then focus on the Christmas classics as well as the jolly and lighthearted selection of songs about skiing above!

  1. Winter Wonderland
    Bing Crosby
    “Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening. A beautiful sight. We’re happy tonight. Walking in a winter wonderland”
  2. Winter White HymnalFleet Foxes
    “I was following the pack. All swallowed in their coats. With scarves of red tied ’round their throats. To keep their little heads from fallin’ in the snow.”
  3. Winter SongLindisfarne
    “When winter’s shadowy fingers. First pursue you down the street. And your boots no longer lie. About the cold around your feet.”
  4. A Winter’s TaleDavid Essex
    “It was only a winter’s tale. Just another winter’s tale. And why should the world take notice. Of one more love that’s failed.”
  5. WinterTori Amos
    “Snow can wait, I forgot my mittens. Wipe my nose, get my new boots on. I get a little warm in my heart when I think of winter. I put my hand in my father’s glove.”
  6. Baby It’s Cold OutsideDean Martin
    “I really can’t stay. Baby, it’s cold outside. I’ve got to go away. Baby, it’s cold outside. This evening has been. Hoping that you’d drop in. So, very nice. I’ll hold your hands, they’re just like ice.”
  7. Warm This WinterGabriella Cilmi
    “Right by a fire place, we shared our first embrace. And then inside my heart I felt a fire start. It’s gonna snow outside. The weather will be cold. But I’m gonna be warm (ho ho) this winter.”
  8. Winter WindsMumford and Sons
    “As the winter winds litter London with lonely hearts. Oh, the warmth in your eyes swept me into your arms. Was it love or fear of the cold that led us through the night? For every kiss, your beauty trumped my doubt.”
  9. WintersongSarah McLachlan
    “The lake is frozen over. Trees are white with snow. And all-around reminders of you. Are everywhere I go.”
  10. On This Winter’s NightLady Antebellum
    “But here in my arms I’ll keep you warm and hold you tight. On this winter’s night. (We’ll look back on the year). On this winter’s night. (We’ll count our blessings). On this Winter’s night we will remember.”

Joey Holmes

Joey Holmes
Joey is based in Cornwall, UK, and runs Cool of the Wild. She can’t get enough of being outdoors – whether that’s lounging around the campfire cooking up a feast, hitting the trail in her running shoes, or attempting to conquer the waves on her surfboard – she lives for it. Camping is what she loves to do the most, but has also spent many hours clinging to the side of a rock face, cycling about the place, cruising the ski-slopes on her snowboard, and hiking small mountains and big hills.

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