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.

Crater

A term used to describe a crash or fall. e.g. "He fell off the lift and cratered into a snow bank."
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Crew

A group of people you shred with. "We had mad crew shredding last weekend."
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Crispy

Used to define something that happened and was awsome -"That was stunt was hella crispy bro!"
See also: Crunchy Origin: abc-of-snowboarding.com3 Link: abc-of-snowboarding.com

Cross-country skiing

A term generally used in most of the world to describe only the track-skiing aspects of Nordic skiing, although sometimes used in Australia and elsewhere to include off-track skiing, XCD, and ski touring.
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Crud

This is a tpye of Snow or Snow surface characterized by an uneven surface with lumps of soft Powder-like Snow and slippery patches. For more information, see our section on Snow Types.
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Cruiser Run

What you call making a relaxed and mellow run on a fairly smooth trail.
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Crumpet

English people eat these for good luck before hitting the slopes
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Crunchy

A term used to describe something great, i.e., "The snow is super crunchy right now."
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Crust

A layer of snow on the surface of the snowpack that is stronger than the snow below, which may be powder snow. Depending on their thickness and resulting strength, crusts can be termed supportable, meaning that they will support the weight of a human, breakable, meaning that they will not, or zipper, meaning that a skier can break and ski through the crust. Crusts often result from partial melting of the snow surface by direct sunlight or warm air followed by re-freezing.
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Crust-Bustin

Glorious in every way. I.E. "Yo bro, that 360 tail press was Crust-Bustin'!"
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Crusty

Ugly (As in chicks) or sketchy (as in tricks)
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Crutch

A boarder who has a ski pole and pushes hisself/herself with the pole.
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Curling Field

When the slopes are so icy that they resemble a curling field. ex. "check out that kid shreding the curling field"
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Dank

An expression used to describe awesomeness. Ex: that board is totally dank!
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Death Cookie

A big snowball in the middle of a run frozen to the ground.
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Deck

The top of both sides of the halfpipe where riders can drop-in or destroy themselves if they fail to carry momentum properly. ie. dude I just hit the deck and bailed backwards to the bottom of the pipe or dude just lean forward and lift your knees to get on the deck of the halfpipe.
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Depth Hoar

Faceted snow crystals, usually poorly or completely unbonded (unsintered) to adjacent crystals, creating a weak zone in the snow-pack. Depth hoar forms from metamorphism of the snow-pack in response to a large temperature gradient between the warmer ground beneath the snow-pack and the surface. The relatively high porosity (percentage of air space), relatively warm temperature (usually near freezing point), and unbonded weak snow in this layer can allow various organisms to live in it.
Origin: Faheem, Muhammad Link: SaltLakeVacationRentals.com

Diagonal

Striding Striding in which the skier's opposite arm and leg move simultaneously, as when walking on foot. Each stride achieves a gliding phase when executed efficiently.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Diagonal side-slipping

Skidding sideways on skis down a hill, at an angle to the fall-line, but not directly down it.
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Diagonal side-stepping

Climbing up a hill, at an angle to the fall-line, but not directly up it - sometimes used in conjunction with diagonal stride for ease of movement.
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