Speak Like a Skier Poster

Speak Like a Skier Poster
Resource added: 27 September 2022

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Speak Like a Skier – Popular Ski Terminology Poster

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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.

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