20 Songs About Skiing

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Written By Julia Mehalko

Julia is a music journalist with a passion for retro songs. She holds a degree in journalism from University of Nevada.

Looking for the best songs about skiing? We’ve got you covered. The sport of skiing has actually inspired quite a lot of different songs, in various ways! So, if you want to experience the thrill of skiing down a snowy mountain, put on some of these 20 songs about skiing below! You won’t be disappointed.

1. “Salt Lake City” by The Beach Boys

“Salt Lake City” by The Beach Boys, which was first released in 1965, is all about the city in Utah. The band explains why they love Salt Lake City so much, as they describe all the fun things they get to do in this part of the world — as well as how cute the girls are there!

However, the band also takes the time to explain that while the summer days in Salt Lake City are wonderful, the winter is also great! They sing the lyrics, “They got the sun in the summer / And winter time, the skiing is great, yeah / Salt Lake City, we’ll be coming soon.”

2. “Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down” by XTC

1980’s “Wait Till Your Boat Does Down” by XTC, which appears on the album 5 Senses, follows the band as they talk about someone who hurt them. They explain that this person should wait until they need someone to rely on or someone to love. When they’re hurting, that’s when they’ll miss the singer.

To get this message across, they also sing about skiing. They say, “Skiing’s grand / Drawing classic lines around the millionaires / And moneymen from Switzerland.” The band then says that when they think they’re happy in the snowy mountains, they won’t have anyone to rely on — because they won’t have them.

3. “Afterimage” by Rush

In “Afterimage”, Rush sings about a friend that they had lost. Throughout this song, the singer explores his grief. However, he also takes the time to describe some of his favorite moments with his friend who passed.

As a result, he sings about the time they skied together. He sings, “I remember / The shouts of joy skiing fast through the woods / I hear the echoes / I learned your love for life.”

4. “Massage In My Room” by Future

Future also talks about skiing in his song “Massage In My Room”. Throughout this entire song, Future raps about how he’s in Aspen, he has money, he’s skiing — and he’s having the time of his life. This song is full of luxury and the fact that Future feels he can do whatever he wants!

5. “Hell Nos and Headphones” by Hailee Steinfeld

In “Hell Nos and Headphones”, Hailee Steinfeld sings about how she really doesn’t want to go to a party. Instead, she’d just like to be alone, without all of these fake people around her. Steinfeld then talks about people “skiing” in the bathroom — a hint at drug use — and how she doesn’t want to be a part of it.

She sings, “And they’re all skiing in the powder room / Making love to Jack and Jameson / But I’ll stick with hell no’s and headphones.”

6. “Cuttin Off Fingaz” by Gucci Mane

“Cuttin Off Fingaz” by Gucci Mane, which appears on his 2007 album Ice Attack, follows the rapper as he talks about his fame, wealth, and travels. This song is more about jet skiing than regular skiing, as he raps, “I’m internet surfin’, tourin’ grillin’ and turfin’ / Speedboat racin’, jet skiing and golfin’ / Crazy color Jordans, same color the ballin’.”

7. “A Year and a Day” by Beastie Boys

“A Year and a Day” by Beastie Boys follows the trio as they sing about how they’re living their dreams. Because they now get to live the life they’ve always dreamed of, they also talk about how they get to ski whenever they’d like.

So, they say, “I drop the L when I’m skiin’ / I’m smokin’ and peakin’ / I put the skis on the roof almost every single weekend.”

8. “I Found My World in You” by Neil Sedaka

Neil Sedaka’s 1961 song “I Found My World in You” is a love song — and also one of the best songs with skiing in the lyrics! Sedaka sings about how so many people like to travel all around the world to see what it’s like. He sings the lyrics, “I hear them sing of Paris in the spring / Of ski trails on the Alpine snow / I hear them talk of autumn in New York.”

However, Sedaka doesn’t want to see the world like so many other people do. Nope, instead he just wants to be with the one he loves — as she’s his world! He doesn’t need to see any other sights, or go skiing in the mountains!

9. “Who Do We Think We Are?” by John Legend

“Who Do We Think We Are?” by John Legend, which also features Rick Ross and Lenny Kravitz, follows the group as they live the high life. However, even though they’re now living the life of the rich and famous, Legend takes the time to question if they’re acting as if they’re hot shots — when they’re not. Should they be acting like this?

Regardless, they take the time to talk about skiing! They say, “She get Chanel, ski trips to Vail / Only the highest grade, like trees that I inhale.”

10. “I’m Gonna Be Warm This Winter” by Connie Francis

“I’m Gonna Be Warm This Winter” by Connie Francis opens with the lyrics, “We met at a ski lodge / And we fell in love / Right by a fireplace / We shared / Our first embrace.”

Francis goes on to sing this love song, which is all about how she fell in love during the winter. However, she knows she’ll have the time of her life with her partner as she goes and skies and ice skates — and she’ll never get cold with him by her side!

11. “I’m A Stranger Here Myself” by Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth’s song “I’m A Stranger Here Myself” explores various aspects of love. Chenoweth explains that she’s a stranger to her heart — and she doesn’t quite understand how people fall in love, or how to make people fall in love with her.

To further explain how much she doesn’t know, she mentions skiing and sings, “What is your latest foible? / Is gin rummy more exquisite? / Is skiing more enjoyable? / For Heaven’s sake, what is it?”

12. “Couchiching” by Gordon Lightfoot

“Couchiching” by Gordon Lightfoot explores a town by Lake Couchiching. Lightfoot describes everything in the vicinity of this lake. He also explains the mountains that are nearby — which are perfect for skiing.

So, he sings, “Across the raging Narrows, Casino Rama stands / Where there once were only sparrows, people come from other lands / To the west lie hills aplenty, if skiing is your thing / You can while away the summer by Lake Couchiching.”

13. “100 Grandkids” by Mac Miller

“100 Grandkids” by Mac Miller also mentions skiing! While this song is mainly all about how Miller has found success and now how money, he also talks about a lot of different topics. Miller explains that he’s a great salesman and could sell anything to anyone.

He raps, “I could sell snow to a ski slope / I could sell evil to the devil, nonbelievers to a temple.”

14. “Do You Really (Thang, Thang)” by Wu-Tang Clan

2000’s “Do You Really (Thang, Thang)” by Wu-Tang Clan follows the group as they talk about their success, their fame, their success with women, and even the fact that they could join extreme sports!

They rap, “Wu-Tang, see me at the next, X Winter Games / Snowboarding down a ski range, it’s a blue and grey frame.”

15. “Dancing With the Mountains” by John Denver

As John Denver has so many songs about nature and mountains, you just know listening to his songs will put you in the skiing mood! In this 1980 track titled “Dancing With the Mountains”, Denver doesn’t explicitly mention skiing.

However, he does talk about how he wants to dance — and about mountains! His talk of mountains naturally can lead to skiing! So, he sings, “I am one who dances with the mountains / I am one who dances with the wind.”

16. “Canadian Sunset” by Dean Martin

“Canadian Sunset” by Dean Martin follows the singer as he explains that he just went up to Canada for a change of scenery. He didn’t expect to fall in love — but that’s exactly what ended up happening!

He sings the lyrics, “Cold cold as the wind / Warm, warm were your lips / Out there on the ski trail / Where your kiss filled me with thrill.”

17. “Skiing In Japan Freestyle” by Yung Gravy

Yung Gravy’s “Skiing In Japan Freestyle” could be interpreted in many ways. Whether Yung Gravy’s talking about actually skiing in Japan is all up to interpretation! Regardless, he says in this song, “I’m skiin’ in Japan / Come and get your mans.”

18. “In This White World” by Bob Gibson

“In This White World” by Bob Gibson, which appears on his album Ski Songs, is all about skiing during the winter. Gibson sings about how much he loves heading to the mountains during the winter. He feels free when he skis — and this will never change.

So, he sings the lyrics, “For my skis are the things that give me my wings / And make me an eagle and free.”

19. “Snow” by Bing Crosby

The song “Snow” first appeared in Bing Crosby’s Christmas movie White Christmas. It’s been covered by a lot of artists since, but the classic Crosby version is still the best! This song follows the singer as he expresses his desire to have fun once it finally snows!

He sings, “Snowball throwing / That’s what I’ll do / How I’m longing to ski / Through the snow.”

20. “Little Saint Nick” by The Beach Boys

“Litte Saint Nick” by The Beach Boys is a fun Christmas song about winter, Santa, and skiing! Just about everything you think of during Christmastime is mentioned in this song at least once, it seems!

The band sings, “Just a little bobsled, we call it old Saint Nick / But she’ll walk a toboggan with a four-speed stick / She’s candy-apple red with a ski for a wheel / And when Santa hits the gas, man, just watch her peel.”