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.

Downhill skiing

Able to be performed by both Alpine and Nordic skiers, and therefore not to be confused with Alpine skiing, although often is - mostly by Alpine skiers.
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Downhill traversing

Descending a slope diagonally, at an angle to the fall-line, not to be confused with traversing or uphill traversing.
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Downhill turning

Making a downhill turn towards the fall-line, and thus increasing the angle of descent, and the speed.
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Dragon

A term used for when a Ski/ Snowbaord instructor is leading a bunch of small children around that are wearing red or orange "please don''t hit me" vests. It is characterized as a dragon because from a distance, the line of red dots resemble a dragon. Usually, this word is only used when the Dragon is in your way, or your about to take out one of its kids.
Origin: abc-of-snowboarding.com Link: abc-of-snowboarding.com

Drifter

Beginner snowboarder who 'drifts' across the hill by side-slipping back and forth.
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Drop Throu

Insult, short for drop your trousers, :"drop trou you bonj"
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Dropped A Load

Shaking the snow off your board while on a lift so it hits somebody below. "You totally dropped a load on that chick."
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Dropping In

Who is going next down the run, jump, or rail.
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Dry Slope

A snowboard or ski slope that is not made out of snow and can be used year round in places that dont get very much snow.
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Dude

If you don't know someones name just call them dude.
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Dust On Crust

Thin layer of snow on top of crusty snow (snow with ice on top).
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Dutty

If something is really good same as sick "wow dutty jump bro"
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Dyke Board

When someone is using a board that is too short for their height
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Dynamic balance

Maintaining balance control while in motion.
Origin: freestylesnowsports.co.uk Link: freestylesnowsports.co.uk

Eastwolf Heliski

New heliski company in gudauri, georgia
Origin: abc-of-snowboarding.com Link: abc-of-snowboarding.com

Eat Snow

Same as face plant.
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Edge

This refers to the metal strip found at the bottom corners of Skis. For more information, see our section on Parts and Features of Skis.
Origin: abc-of-skiing.com Link: abc-of-skiing.com

Edge change

The changing over from one edge to the other as the skis turn.
Origin: freestylesnowsports.co.uk Link: freestylesnowsports.co.uk

Edge-set

Tilting the skis quickly onto their uphill edges whilst across the fall-line, to produce a sudden braking action. Often used to create a platform from which the skier can spring into the next turn.
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Edging

Tilting one or both skis onto either edge, usually to prevent slipping.
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