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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

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 travelling over the snow on skis (=long narrow objects that are fixed to your boots)

luge

noun

a type of sledge used for racing on ice

mogul

noun

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

nursery slope

noun

a gentle slope used by people who are learning to ski

off-piste

adjective

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

piste

noun

an area of ground covered in snow that has been prepared for the sport of skiing

run

noun

a slope that you can slide down, usually on skis

runner

noun

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

ski

noun

a long thin object that you fix 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 travelling

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 go down and jump off a ski jump

ski lift

noun

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

ski pants

noun

warm trousers 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

sled

noun

a sledge

sled

verb

to ride on a sledge

sledge

noun

a vehicle that you sit on to travel over snow. It has long pieces of wood fitted to the bottom, instead of wheels.

sledge

verb

to ride on a sledge

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

snowplough

verb

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

toboggan

verb

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

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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