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11 modern day ski slang you should be aware of

Skiing is one of the best past time activities in the world and can be very rewarding especially if it’s done professionally. Just like any other sport, skiing has its own set of slang that you must purpose to learn if you intend on interacting with and fitting in with more seasoned skiers.

We’ll look at 11 of the modern day ski slang that you should be aware of.

Après-ski

Après-ski is the term used to indicate that the day is over and it’s now time for drinks or any other activity to unwind such as hitting the club and listening to good music.

Backcountry

When you hear skiers talking about going to ski in the backcountry, keep in mind that this is a place only for the pros and not for beginners. This is the kind of terrain that is away from the huge crowds of people and is only suited for the expert skier. In many cases, skiing here is usually at the skier’s own risk.

Bail

In skiing, the term bail is used to mean that a skier has taken a tumble and fallen to the ground.

Base

When you hear the term base being used in skiing, it may mean three things. The first is the underneath of a ski, the second is to mean the main area at the bottom of a ski resort, andthe third is the overall depth of snow.

Bomber

This is a term used to describe a skier who is flying down a slope in an out of control fashion.

Brain bucket

This is a term used to refer to a helmet.

Chatter

The term chatter is used to refer to the vibration of the ski whena skier is traveling at a high speed. Usually, excessive chatter will reduce the contact between the ski and the snow thereby affecting the skier’s ability to remain in total control.

First tracks

The term first track refers to when a skier cuts through fresh snow before anyone else does, and this leaves behind a trail for the other skiers to see. If you do this as a skier, you better take a picture just for bragging rights.

Freestyle

In skiing, freestyle mainly refers to the type of skiing that is focused on doing tricks.

French fries

The term French fries doesn’t actually refer to food. When it comes to skiing, it refers to skiing while your skis are parallel to one another.

Gnar

Gnar which is a short form for the word gnarly, basically means that the skiing experience is pretty high on its scale of dangerousness as well as coolness. You better not attempt it if you’re a beginner.

These are just a few slang words that you will come across but there are many more. Be sure to familiarize yourself and memorize all of them so that you are not left confused while on the slope.

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Here are 4 things you should know before going on your first ski trip

If you are looking to get into the exciting activity of skiing, there are a couple of things you should know as they will help make your experience much more fun as well as affordable. Whether it’s indoor skiing or outdoor, these 3 things will benefit you tremendously.

It’s cheaper to rent skiing gear

If you haven’t decided yet whether skiing is going to be a full time activity for you, then you better consider renting as opposed to buying your skiing gear because it’s much cheaper. Buying your own gear especially if you’re not going to use it frequently will be a waste of your money. Whereas it may be awesome to have your own gear, it’s often too costly and cumbersome to transport.

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You better invest in lessons

Even professionals in skiing have trainers so why not you a beginner? It’s very important for you to invest in some skiing lessons before you hit the slopes if you intend on having a really rewarding experience. You will find these lessons available at any indoor skiing facility and you can learn a couple of skiing techniques before finally heading to an outdoor mountain slope.

Don’t overwhelm yourself with expectations

Generally, when people have too many expectations, they feel pressured to achieve them all and this can interfere with a person’s ability to enjoy the experience as long as they feel like their expectations were not met. Therefore, try not to overwhelm yourself with expectations and go for your skiing experience with an open mind.

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Lastly, it’s advisable to go indoor skiing as your first experience as it will be more rewarding. Here, you are more likely to find many beginners like you in addition to the fact that it’s less intimidating in comparison to real mountain slopes.

Be sure to ski a couple of times before you finally make a decision as to whether this is an activity for you.

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These are the benefits of indoor skiing

For a long time, skiing has been a really good outdoor activity as well as a sport. However, many people couldn’t join in the fun because they didn’t have access to mountains. This is why indoor skiing has been developed to give everyone an opportunity to enjoy this activity.

Here are a couple of benefits of indoor skiing.

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It’s the best place for a beginner

If you are a beginner in skiing then an indoor ski slope is the best place for you to start learning. This is because it’s a controlled environment therefore you won’t be exposed to risks such as those on mountain slopes.

It’s the best place for training

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, an indoor ski provides one of the best places for training. The fact that it’s a controlled environment plus it has a number of differently designed slopes allows you to test out some of your moves and tricks before heading out to real mountain slopes. In addition, as you practice in the enclosed environment, your instructor or coach can be able to keep a closer eye on you thereby being able to instantly correct your technique and this will help improve your practice as well as performance.

You’re not limited by time

Many indoor ski slopes allow people to ski late into the night all week long. This is a limitation that outdoor mountain slopes have as you can only ski during the day when visibility is good.

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You’re not limited by seasons

The main limitation about mountain slopes is that you are limited by seasons – you can only ski during snow season. With indoor skis however you have the ability to ski all year long because it’s not limited by season. The facility usually uses artificial ice.

We trust that you’ll be better informed the next time you are weighing the pros and cons of indoor and outdoor skiing.

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