used to at first, but now I'm not such a fan of the iPod mini while riding... I'm an ex-skateboarder so alot of the 'feel' is also by listening to the sounds underneath you... the more I can hear, the better idea I have of how my board is reacting to the conditions of the snow.
the only problem i have with it is the distraction of the earphones falling out. i love listening to indie music and sometimes some good hardcore, but when im playing the harder stuff it tends to **** with my senses a little. easy stuff is always relaxing and it makes me do stuff i wouldnt usually do. so its always good.