Dictionary

This Glossary is provided to help guests understand more about the rental of inns, resorts and vacation rentals. It is not comprehensive but serves as a primer for terms guests may encounter in renting specialty lodging. Not all terms apply to all properties or managers.

Bunny Hill

Small hill usually with a toe rope where beginners learn to snowboard.
Origin: abc-of-snowboarding.com Link: abc-of-snowboarding.com

Bunny Slope

A gently sloping hill on a ski area. This is where novices are taught how to ski.
Origin: abc-of-skiing.com Link: abc-of-skiing.com

Bust

A term used the same as the verb "to do" only with more emphasis. e.g. "He busted huge air over that tree."
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Butt Slide

The result of sliding out while attempting a backside boardslide.
Origin: abc-of-snowboarding.com Link: abc-of-snowboarding.com

Butter

This refers to a tail press on flatland or a box. Example: Dude, I totally landed that switch butter!
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Buttery

Description of a snowboard with good flex that lends itself well to the butter maneuver.
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Camber Ski

It is the amount of space beneath the center of a Ski when it lays on a flat surface and its weight rests on the Tip and Tail. (Camber allows the skier to stay on a solid edge in turns.)
Origin: SkiDictionary.com Link: SkiDictionary.com

Camel walk

American term for passgang.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Cant

Ski edge (cuting).
Origin: abc-of-skiing.com Link: abc-of-skiing.com

Carving

A method of turning at high speed with minimal skidding of the skis, and determined by edging, plus the side-cut and camber of any given ski.
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Case It

Landing on the nuckle of the jump and compressing.
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Catching Air

Catching air is going fast enough to have both lift skis off the snow after skiing over a bump.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Catching An Edge

Catching an edge is a fall or near-fall where the edge of your ski digs into the snow, usually catching a groove made by the ski of another skier.
Origin: SkiDictionary.com Link: SkiDictionary.com

Centrifugal force

The force produced when an body rotates around the centre of its orbit. A skier will notice this when turning, in the form of an outward force away from the centre of the radius of the turn.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Centripetal force

The opposing force to that of the centrifugal force. This must be applied by the skier to maintain balance and counteract centrifugal force when turning.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Chair Lift

A chair lift is a mechanized, cable-suspended, aerial chair device used to carry skiers up a mountain slope.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Champagne Powder

Very smooth and dry snow, which is good for skiing. The term originates from the ski resorts in the Rocky Mountains, which often have these snow conditions. The name derives from the sparkling wine champagne.
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Chatter

When the snowboard vibrates unnecessarily. Usually this happens at higher speeds and through turns. Racers are always trying to reduce chatter in their boards so they can stay in control.
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Chillax

It means chillout and relax.
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Chokabelis

This term means to choke last minute in a competition by acting cocky. In other words, a cocky tweak leading to disasterous results. First displayed by Lindsey Jacobelis in the 2006 Winter
See also: abc-of-skiing.com Origin: abc-of-skiing.com Link: abc-of-skiing.com

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