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Speak Like a Skier Poster

School Ski Trips

Help your students learn to speak like a skier with this poster!

School Ski Trips

Speak Like a Skier – Popular Ski Terminology Poster

##Get practising the lingo now!

Here are some of the key terms that your skiers should know before hitting the slopes! Après-ski: Activities enjoyed after a day of skiing. Binding: The connection between the ski boot and the ski. Carving: A turn where the edges of the skis or snowboard are used. Crevasse: A deep and sometimes hidden crack in a glacier.

Fall line: The most direct route down the hill.

Gondola: Small suspended cars that carry four to ten skiers up the hill.

Off-piste: A snowy area away from the marked ski slopes. Popular with freestylers and people that enjoy powder snow.

Piste: The French word for "ski slope".

Packed powder: The perfect ski conditions where new snow has been groomed or ridden over to pack it down.

Powder: Fresh snow that hasn't been packed down. Found off-piste or just after a heavy snowfall.

Salopettes/ski pants: Warm, waterproof trousers designed for snow sports.

Schussing: Skiing straight downhill without turning.

Tail: The back of the ski.

Tip: The front of the ski, shaped like a shovel.

Traverse: Skiing across a slope in a zigzag pattern rather than straight down.

White out: When visibility drops to almost nothing; caused by heavy snowfall, fog, or a combination of the two.###Not started planning your next school ski trip yet?

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