There are two types of people in this world. There are people who always have a song playing in their head and there are those who never have a song playing in their head. I always have a song in my head.
This got me to thinking about the song I was singing to myself when I was all of about 12 years old skiing moguls at the now defunct little Hickory Ski Center (tagline was “Mogul Madness” back then) when everything clicked for me. Suddenly, I figured out how to ski a perfect line. And it all was choreographed to a Cheerios commercial, the unsinkable taste of Cheerios.
I asked some ski industry folks to tell me their favorite songs that play in their head when they are skiing or riding (and I also asked them to tell me what the best ski deal going is since I thought you might like to know). I’ve listed their answers below.
I have a feeling that Pete Dowan — though I don’t know him that well except for a few email exchanges — is the type of person who always has a song in his head. He is a medically disabled songwriter who lives in Canada. He shared his song “Come on Let It Snow” with me and I think you would enjoy it too. So, please, read to the end of this posting so you can sing the words to his song. I think that if we all do this, the snow gods will listen and hopefully give us some snow. You know, March is historically one of the snowiest months in the northeast. Come on let it snow!
FAVORITE SONGS AND BEST DEALS
Craig Messa, Director of Sales & Marketing
Favorite Song: “I Wanna Rock” by Twisted Sister
Best Deal: Crotched Mountain’s Spring Fling pass. Ski & Ride the rest of the season for $99 Unlimited and receive a discount on a seasons pass for the 09-10 season. Here is a link a page promoting our Big Air contest where Crotched is giving away $5000 in cash & over $2000 in prizes on Saturday, March 14th… www.crotchedmountain.com
Eric Friedman, Marketing Director
Favorite Song: John Hiatt – “Life Is a Highway”
Best Deal: Wear Green on St Patty’s Day and ski for only $17 at MRG.
Matt Lillard, Marketing Director
Favorite Song: “Collie Man” by Slightly Stoopid
Best Deal: Car Pool Wednesdays at Magic. Gather 4 or more people in one car on non-holiday Wednesdays and everyone skis or rides for $80.
Steve Wright, Vice-President, Mkt, Sales and Hospitality
Favorite Song: I like no sound. Dull, white noise.
Best Deal: Best deal is paying $269 for unlimited skiing at Jay, MRG and Bolton for college kids with the Triple Major.
Tom Horrocks, Communications Director
Favorite Song(s): I usually have one of two songs in my head when I ski: 1. James Bond theme song; 2. “American Bad Ass,” by Kid Rock
Best Deal: The Killington Deal Grabber. Last week we sold 200, $42 tickets on the Grabber and of course they sold out in no time.
Jen Butson, Director of Programs and Public Affairs
Favorite Song: 1. “Wild Thing” by Tone Loc
Best Deal: Here are a dozen under $40.
Ron Carter, Operations Manager for the Entertainment Team
Favorite Song: I choose the music based on the mood I’m in, which then often determines where I’ll ski. How about Motley Crue’s “Kickstart My Heart” for a bomber run down Rumrunner.
Best Deal: So many to choose from.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Ron, from Smuggs, did point out that for safety’s sake, you want to be aware of what’s happening on the hill, so it’s best not to have the volume blasting as you listen to music while skiing or riding, or, you might consider coming down the mountain with only one earpiece in so that you can hear what’s happening around you.
Jeff J. Wise, Communications Director
Favorite Song: I like hearing the sounds of the snow, the mountain and what’s around me. Occasionally I talk to myself.
Best Deal: Stowe’s March Ski & Stay package. Ski & Stay in Stowe – From under $100 per person. Book midweek lodging with arrival through March 31 and receive a FREE Stowe Points Card for each person in your party. The free Stowe Points Card gives you a $59 lift ticket, and unlimited points benefits valid season after season in Stowe. Packaged with various lodging options. For details visit
William E. Riseley, Marketing Communications and Public Relations Coordinator
Favorite Song: Corey Hart’s “I Wear My Sunglasses at Night”
Best Deal: Save 50% on Lift & Lodging packages. Available Sunday through Thursday nights, March 22 – 26, in select properties. Two night minimum stay required. Rates starting from $29.50 per person per night, plus tax and service. Available for booking through the Call Center only 1-800-STRATTON.
GOOD KARMA SNOW DANCE SONG: COME ON SNOW