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need skiing terms. help me brainstorm

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This is a weird request I suppose. Im looking for ski terms to incorporate to a business name. Need ideas such as fall line, inside edge, double diamond. If your bored post some ski terms for me.
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What kind of business?

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Aprés Ski – Literally it means ‘after ski’,  but really refers to the nightly social assault course which can take more out of you, than skiing!

Back Country – Skiing outside the ski resort area on unmarked slopes.You have to love climbing uphill and relish avalanche danger.

Bombing - Going downhill at a reckless speed without regard for others.

Brain bucket – Helmet-and don’t ever ski or board without one!

Bunny Slope –  A beginner’s slope usually accessible by a magic carpet.

Bulletproof – Compacted icy snow that’s hard enough to ricochet bullets.

Champagne Powder- (This is my favourite type of snow) Light and feathery!

Checking- Briefly setting an edge to reduce your speed.

Chocolate Chips- These are the end of season rocks to be found peeking out of the snow and tear up your ski or board base.

Chowder-Chopped-up powder.

Corduroy – Freshly groomed machine-packed snow with a ribbed texture that resembles corduroy.

Core Shot – Damage to the base of your ski that cuts completely through the ptex exposing the core-bummer!

Couloir - A narrow chute with rock walls on both sides.

Crud – Sounds like it is: hard and lumpy in places with slippery ice patches in-between.

Death Cookies – Icy chunks of snow that cover the pistes like gravel-yuk!

Dust on the Crust – A light sprinkling of fresh snow on top of a hard, sometimes icy base.

Eat Wood- What happens when a skier or snowboarder hits a tree. Oohhh!

Face-Plant -Falling onto your face, which is as painful as it sounds unless it’s in champagne powder, then it’s funny!

Face Shots – The awesome result of skiing in powder so deep, that the snow sprays you in the face. Bring it on!

Fall Line – The natural line of descent between two points on a slope.

Flat Light – Grey skies and dim light that makes changes in terrain difficult to see-nasty!

FreeRider – This hipster prefers to ski off-piste , powder bumps, steeps, trees and moguls.

Freshies – Untracked powder, the ultimate skier’s experience, hence the saying, ” No friends on a powder day! “

Gaper – Any unstylish or ill-advised novice who stands out ( albeit unintentionally) as being a little clueless shame!

Gaper Gap – The gap of flesh sometimes visible between your helmet and goggles, it can look a little ridiculous, hence the gaper reference.

Jibber – Someone who skis rails, boxes, and other features around the mountain. (Essentially, to jib is to slide down anything but snow.)

Knuckle-Dragger – A carving snowboarder.

Lift-Lickers -Kids who can’t resist freezing their tongues to the chairlift. Awww-ouch!

Liftie – Chairlift operator.

Magic Carpet Step onto this and you’ll be carried smoothly forward.

Milk Run – First ski of the day.

Park Rat – A terrain park junkie.

Poodle Turns – Demo turns made by ski instructors.

Pow Pow – Freshly fallen snow or champagne powder!

Powder Hound – A skier obsessed with sniffing out powder stashes.

Ripper – An accomplished and impressive skier.

Ski Bum – One who lives to ski…and avoids anything that isn’t skiing ie: work!

Ski Bunny – A female skier who appears to be concerned more about her looks than actually skiing. A little sexist n’est ce pas?

Shred – To snowboard or ski but only if you’re good, so not applicable to novices.

Traverse -Skiing across the fall line.

Yard Sale – A big fall in which a poor skier or snowboarder loses their skis, gloves, hat and poles across the piste, thus resembling a yard sale!

Wedeln -Linking wiggling-hip turns down the fall line, knees and feet close together, edge-set minimal. Desperately cool if you can get it right!

Zipper Line -The fastest route down a mogul field.

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Glades, telemark, tele, tele-gear, tele-chick, randonee, rando-rig, skins, side country, leg burn, shin bang, cornice, edging skills or hospital bills, no fall zone, huck, huckster, helicopter, heli-ski, cat-ski, earn your turns, self arrest, snow plow, stemmed christie, wedge, 720, corkscrew, iron cross, JLB......

post #5 of 8

Gnar

short swing

snow snake

cowboy powder

 

Ott+Wedeln.gifDang, I feel desperately cool.

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I would really appreciate linking to our site when LIFTING CONTENT STRAIGHT OFF IT please. It's just plain courtesy. Thank you.

 

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I would really appreciate linking to our site when LIFTING CONTENT STRAIGHT OFF IT please. It's just plain courtesy. Thank you.

 

 

Fake.

 

{Edit: thanks for the post report...spam link removed from quote.}

post #8 of 8

EpicSki has its own running list if ski slang terms.  Surprised nobody has made a wiki out of this yet..

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