So, some gorgeous snowbunny has piqued your interest at the mountain. You shared a few quips on the chair lift as you wondered what she looked like beneath the neck buff and goggles. You admired her shredding skills on the handful of runs you took together; maybe you’ve shared an Amber Ale at the Foggy Goggle or the Ninth Chair in the evening.
Now is a critical time — the mountain is crawling with suitors just like you, and Spring is encroaching. So what is your next move? How can you demonstrate that you’re a hip, with it dude, far from the Coors-swigging, dull-witted ski bums she’s used to? The answer: the super clever, expertly designed skiing playlist. Burn these songs, in this order, slide the cd into a folded paper-bag holder (recycling!) decked out with an instagram-filtered picture of snow (art!), then watch the magic unfold.
1. White Winter Hymnal, Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes are ultra hip right now, and the song doesn’t make much sense, which makes you look cool and avant garde.
2. Snow, Red Hot Chili Pepper
Every playlist needs some Peppers
3. Snowfall, Halo Benders
Still building on the main theme here.
4. White Sky, Vampire Weekend
By now, she’s starting to catch on.…
5. Shiver, Coldplay
You’ll get some extra credit here for you knowledge of Warren Miller soundtracks.
6. Colorado Rocky Mountain High, John Denver
But only if you live in Colorado.
7. Chocolate, Snow Patrol
Or anything by Snow Patrol, but why not Chocolate? I bet she loves chocolate.
8. Baby It’s Cold Outside
Classic romance. Just be careful not to download the Glee version. That would send a …mixed message…about you.
9. We Both Go Down Together, The Decemberists
With this number, Colin Meloy will bring a new level of intensity to the mix, and potentially to the relationship on a whole. Plus, double winter points for the band name.
10. Victory Lap, Macklemore
Today’s white-hot hip hop artist wants you to take one last run. You’d better listen to him.
11. Falling Down the Mountainside with You, David Gray
A slow and emotionally evocative song, this should absolutely cap off the mix. Listen to this as you drive home together after a long,satisfying day, mix with a flask or spiced rum and some heated seats, and she’s yours.