The Play Pen - A fenced-in area populated with children found at most ski areas. aka terrain park, trauma park
Edge Dullers - Metal objects found in the play pen that children ski over to ruin equipment bought by their parents. aka rail, box, hit
Texas Wedge - Skiing stance popular with beginners. A full tuck coupled with a snowplow. aka Texas Tuck
Texas Fly Traps - Several layers of snow fence at the bottom of the run to make skiers slow down, or to stop out of control skiers before they take out the entire lift line.
Boyne Balls - What the rest of the world calls death cookies. So named for their prevalance at Boyne resorts
Loud Powder - Refrozen corderouy that makes your skis chatter. Or any hard snow that makes lots of noise when you ski over it.
Bark Biting - Skiing the trees
Skiing the Buds Off the Goats - (obscure) a day of high-spirited go-for-it skiing. Named after the early version of the Volkl Gotama which came with a sticker of the Budda stuck to it that usually came off after a few days of hard usage.
A Slouch (of Snowboarders) - two to five snowboarders lying around on the hill together.
A Full Recline (of Snowboarders) - six or more snowboarders lying around on the hill together.
Doing the Penguin - That funny hopping maneuver performed by snowboarders on the flats when they don't want to unstrap.
Sperm Turning - Old school ski technique where the ankles are glued together and the body twists, writhes, and counter-rotates like the sperm in those High School health films. aka wedeln (see www.skipanda.com/video/extrait_uk/ext09.htm for an example)
Double Brown - a designation of the relative difficulty of a ski slope. A run earns the "double brown" designation when there are large areas of dirt exposed.
WROD - White Ribbon of Death : a single narrow crowded ski run open on artificial snow in early season.
Ice - Mythical substance rumored to be found on ski slopes in the east, but never actually documented as existing. "It's not ice unless it's clear enough to see a fish through it."