Reminder . . . this is a Beginner Zone thread with the following as Post #1. Let's see if any relative newcomers to alpine skiing have any questions about terminology not yet mentioned.
Something that can be intimidating for many new skiers and riders is the introduction to a whole new world of language associated with skiing. Some terms are "official" terms, and others are slang terms that skiers use. For many new skiers, they pick up on some terms, while others they don't quite understand. It can be embarrassing to admit you don't understand things sometimes, so many beginners just nod and pretend they know, while suffering in silence and trying to figure out what the term means from context clues.
Well, let's do our best to clarify any terms that may be unclear or confusing. I'm going to start in the next post with a couple terms that have been brought up that multiple new skiers have expressed they didn't initially understand.
But most importantly, this is a place for anyone to ask for clarification on a term they've heard but don't understand. There won't be any judgement, just a best effort to explain.
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