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Speak Like a Skier – Popular Ski Terminology Poster
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.