Good or bad idea: Listening to music while boarding
As I've posted before, I'm very new to boarding. At Whistler, my home mountain, I notice a lot of boarders and skiers listening to music while bombing down the slopes. Is that a good or bad idea? Is it safe to listen to music while boarding - especially in a place like Whistler that can get crowded? Or is is potentially dangerous because it can limit one's ability to detect other skiers and snowboarders nearby, increasing chances of collisions?
I'm of a mixed mind about the matter. Since I'm new to the sport I'm pretty hyper-vigilant about those around me so I can avoid accidents with others. But I'm thinking about listening to music while boarding because it could improve my rhythm and help me feel more relaxed.
What do others think?
“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.” ― Leonardo da Vinci