These head phones are proper! I haven't tried them on the mountain yet, but I have skated in them, and they are great. I don't find the snug fit to be a problem like most are complaining about. I bought a pair of sony headphones with my new ipod, then compared them with the skullcandy. Hesh out-did the sony no doubt, especially for the price. The skullcandy hesh headphone proved to be more than worth their cost.