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.

Side-cut

The amount of 'waisting' in a ski, determined by the difference between the widest (at both ends of the ski) and the narrowest (in the mid-section) points of a ski. See also waist.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Backcountry

Refers to ungroomed, unmarked or "off piste" areas outside of designated ski slopes.
Origin: skidictionary.com Link: abc-of-snowboarding.com

Backside Buttslide

A trick where the rider approaches a rail or box and sits on it, kicks their feet out and slides down the railing on their backside, "Mary Poppins" style.
Origin: SkiDictionary.com Link: abc-of-snowboarding.com

3, 5, 7, 9, 19, 12

Number of full revolutions in a 360, 540, 720, 900, 1080 or 1260 turn. Used for aerial tricks.
Origin: SkiDictionary.com Link: abc-of-snowboarding.com

50/50

A snowboarding trick; to ride a rail with the board facing straight.
Origin: SkiDictionary.com Link: abc-of-snowboarding.com

Accessory Man

Term used to describe a snowboarder or skier who seemingly has every piece of gear on the market- and often wears it all at the same time.
Origin: SkiDictionary.com Link: abc-of-snowboarding.com

Adaptive Skiing

Adaptive skiing enables skiers with disabilities to participate in alpine skiing by using special equipment.
Origin: SkiDictionary.com Link: SkiDictionary.com

AFD

Another important part of a Ski Binding is the anti-friction-device (AFD). The AFD is a small smooth pad directly behind the toe-side piece that minimizes friction if the toe-side piece is released sideways. You need to make sure that there is at least 1 mm of free space between the sole of your boot and the AFD. Most AFDs simply use a smooth surface but some more advanced models use mechanical moving parts to make sure the boot rolls or glides sideways if needed.
See also: http://www.abc-of-skiing.com/whatareskibindings.asp Origin: abc-of-skiing.com Link: abc-of-skiing.com

Airdog

A snowboarder who jumps most of the time and is most interested in airial tricks
Origin: .abc-of-snowboarding.com Link: abc-of-snowboarding.com

Alien Lid Aka Alien

A Rider that wears a helmet used mostly by speed oriented downhill skiers. Helmets resembling what road cyclist wears.
Origin: abc-of-snowboarding.com Link: abc-of-snowboarding.com

Alpine skiing

The term used to distinguish downhill from Nordic skiing, and includes the disciplines of Alpine ski-touring, downhill racing, freestyle, giant slalom, special slalom, and recreational skiing (on or off prepared pistes). Alpine skis have bindings that fix both the toe and the heel to the ski.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: SkiResorts.org

Ancillary Stoke

The condition bestowed upon an onlooker or crowd as a snowboarder pulls off a totally insane maneuver.
Origin: abc-of-snowboarding.com Link: abc-of-snowboarding.com

Andrecht

A rear handed backside handplant with a front-handed grab.
Origin: abc-of-snowboarding.com Link: abc-of-snowboarding.com

Angelo

A perfectly performed trick, turn or jump. With no fall involved, only professionals can be called. E.G. "That guy is busting Angelo-style!"
Origin: abc-of-snowboarding.com Link: abc-of-snowboarding.com

Angulation

Bending in of the ankles, knees, and hips in any direction to achieve a higher degree of the ski edge.
See also: http://www.abc-of-skiing.com/skiing-dictionary.asp Origin: abc-of-skiing.com Link: abc-of-skiing.com

Angulations

The shape of the body used to control turning and edge-grip - leaning out from the slope with the upper body, the hips and legs leaning inwards.
Origin: freestylesnowsports.co.uk Link: freestylesnowsports.co.uk

Anticipation

A twisting, or pre-rotation of the upper torso into the direction of the intended turn. The movement creates tension of the body, which aids turning of the skis at the start of the turn. Followed with counter-rotation.
Origin: Skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

APRèS-SKI

refers to the night life after a day of skiing. This is the time to socialize - drinking, shopping, eating out, etc.
See also: http://www.abc-of-skiing.com/skiing-dictionary.asp Origin: http://www.abc-of-skiing.com Link: abc-of-skiing.com

Après-Ski Après-Ski Après-Ski

Après-Ski refers to the end of the day when the mountain has closed and the restaurants and bars are open for socializing.
Origin: http://www.skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Artic Cougar

An old lady who goes for really young guys on the slops and in the lodge
Origin: abc-of-snowboarding.com Link: abc-of-snowboarding.com

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