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Skiing and other sports taking place on snow

après-ski

noun

social activities that take place after you have spent the day skiing

Aspen

a town in the Rocky Mountains in the U.S. state of Colorado, known as a place where rich people go for the winter sport of skiing

binding

noun

the part of a ski that holds the boot in place

chairlift

noun

a line of chairs that carry people up and down a mountain, especially people who want to ski

cross-country skiing

noun

a type of skiing on level ground instead of down hills

downhill

noun

a type of skiing in which you race down a hill or slope

downhill

noun

a downhill race or competition in skiing

heliskiing

noun

the sport of flying in a helicopter to a place on a mountain and then traveling over the snow on skis (=long narrow objects that are attached to your boots)

inner-tubing

noun

the activity of tubing

luge

noun

a type of sled used for racing on ice

mogul

noun

a pile of snow like a very small hill that you jump over when you are skiing

off-piste

adjective

off-piste skiing is not done on the marked pistes (=tracks) but on fresh snow that has not been skied on

run

noun

a slope that you can slide down, usually on skis

runner

noun

one of the two narrow pieces of metal under a sled that it slides on over snow

shred

verb

if someone shreds while snowboarding, they go down the hill skillfully

shredder

noun

someone who is good at snowboarding

ski

noun

a long thin object that you attach to your boot so that you can slide easily over snow

ski

noun

a long thin piece of metal on the bottom of a vehicle that lets it move over snow

ski

verb

to slide over snow on skis, as a sport or as a way of traveling

skier

noun

someone who moves over snow on skis

skiing

noun

the sport or activity of moving over snow on skis

ski jump

noun

a steep hill for skiing that turns up at the end so that when people ski off, they travel through the air before landing

ski jump

noun

a competition in which people do this

ski lift

noun

a machine that carries people to the top of a slope so they can ski down

ski pants

noun

warm pants that you wear for skiing

ski slope

noun

part of a hill or mountain that you ski on

slalom

noun

a race, especially on skis, in which people move around a series of poles, turning first one way and then the other

sledge

noun

a sled

sledge

verb

to ride on a sled

slope

noun

a surface for people to ski on

snowboard

noun

a long curved board that you stand on with both feet and use for sliding down a hill covered in snow

snowboarding

noun

the activity or sport of riding a snowboard

snowplow

verb

in skiing, to slow down or stop by pointing the front of your skis toward each other

toboggan

verb

to slide down a hill on a toboggan, especially as a sport

tubing

noun

the activity of floating on water or sliding on snow while sitting on an inner tube, as a way of having fun

winter sports

noun

sports that are done on snow or ice, for example skiing and skating

wipe out

to fall and have a big crash when you are riding something such as a snowboard or a surfboard

wipeout

noun

a crash or fall when you are riding something such as a snowboard or a surfboard

heliskier

noun

tobogganing

noun

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