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.

Hit

Ridge in the snow for jumping- how you 'get air' in snowboarding
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Hockey stops

See swing to the hill.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Hypothermia

This is a life- threatening condition wherein the body temperature of the person has dropped dramatically below normal. For more information, visit our section on First Aid - Hypothermia.
Origin: abc-of-skiing.com Link: abc-of-skiing.com

I.S.I.A.

The International Ski Instructors Association, an organization that represents ski instructors from over 36 skiing nations.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

I.S.P.O

Internationale Sportartikelmesse (International Sports Equipment show), held in Munich every year, and regarded as the world-wide trendsetter for ski equipment and clothing .
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Ice

Densely packed material formed from snow that doesn’t contain air bubbles. Depending on the snow accumulation rate, the air temperature, and the weight of the snow in the upper layers, it can take snow a few hours or a few decades to form into ice.
Origin: Faheem, Muhammad Link: SaltLakeVacationRentals.com

Inclination

Of the body as a whole relative to the snow.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Initiation

Silly instructor's jargon for 'start', such as in 'initiation of a turn'.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Interski

An international ski instructors conference (Alpine & Nordic) held every four years and organized in conjunction with the International Ski Instructors Association (ISIA).
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Jam

Abbreviation of the word Jampiece. Same meaning just shortened. e.g.. "That run was the jam."
Origin: abc-of-skiing.com Link: abc-of-skiing.com

Jammin

When a person is tearing it up. e.g.. "That bro is jammin today!" (It's a good thing to be jammin.)
Origin: abc-of-skiing.com Link: abc-of-skiing.com

Jampiece

Something that is excessively cool, beautiful, fun. e.g.. "That kicker is a jampiece" That girl is a jampiece"
Origin: http://www.abc-of-skiing.com Link: abc-of-skiing.com

Jet turning

Parallel turning with both feet pushing out to unweight the ski tips, used most often over moguls.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Jib

To grind across a metal or wooden rail, Usually located in the Terrain Parks.
Origin: abc-of-skiing.com Link: abc-of-skiing.com

Jump turning

A method of turning by jumping both skis into the air, thus allowing a quicker change of direction. The skis rarely glide or sideslip using this technique.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Jump-parallel turning

Performing a series of parallel turns with both skis leaving the snow surface completely, landing in the new direction. Used in difficult snow or on steep slopes.
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Jump-telemark turning

Performing a series of telemark turns with both skis leaving the snow surface completely, landing in the new direction. Used in difficult snow or on steep slopes.
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Kick

The amount of uphill steepness a jump has.
Origin: http://www.abc-of-skiing.com Link: abc-of-skiing.com

Kick double-pole

An ambiguous term used to describe stride double-pole.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Kick turn

An about-face turn whilst stationary, by lifting one ski and reversing its direction, followed by the other ski.
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