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.

Tuck position

A low crouch of the upper body, generally used to decrease wind resistance when skiing at speed.
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Tuck skating

The Scandinavian's preferred term for free skating.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Turn phrases

Any ski turn has three distinct phases through which the skier applies the movements of the particular technique:

Preparation phase - making movements to get ready for turning the skis.
Initiation phase - the moment the skis are turned into the change of direction.
Steering phase - all the turning movements have been completed and the rest of the turn is steered round the slope into the next turn.
Origin: freestylesnowsports.co.uk Link: freestylesnowsports.co.uk

Twin Tip Skis

Twin Tip Skis are skis where both the tail end and the front end is turned up. This allows the skier to ski switch (fakie, backwards) easier.
Origin: abc-of-skiing.com Link: abc-of-skiing.com

Two phase

A common European term for diagonal stride.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Two skating

Also known as asymmetrical V-skating, or V-1, or two-skate double-pole, or paddling, or single time, this is skating off both feet (two skates - but one at a time!) with a double-pole push off every other skate.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Two-skate double-pole

See two skating.
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Two-stride double-pole

See double-stride double-pole.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Up-unweighting

Rising up to unweight the skis prior to turning. For Nordic skiers, this is often the easiest way of unweighting skis.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Uphill Capacity

The uphill capacity is the number of skiers that can be transported to the top of the mountain at a certain time.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Uphill diagonal-striding

A modified form of diagonal striding directly up a hill, by shortening the stride-length, quickening the tempo, and lowering the hips.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Uphill traversing

Diagonal striding up a hill at an angle (more than 0°, less than 90°) to the fall-line.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

V-1 skating

The American's preferred term for two-skating.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

V-2 skating

The American's preferred term for one skating.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Vert

The top section if the wall that is completely flat.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Vertical Drop

The vertical drop is the distance straight down the mountain (measured in feet).
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Waist

The narrowest part of a ski, generally underfoot.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Walls

The vertical sides to a pipe. These comprise two elements- the 'transition' and the 'vert'.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

Watermelon Snow

A reddish/pink-colored snow that smells like watermelons, and is caused by a red-colored green algae called Chlamydomonas nivalis.
Origin: Faheem, Muhammad Link: SaltLakeVacationRentals.com

Wax pocket

The mid-section of stiffer cambered skis. See camber.
Origin: skiresorts.org Link: skiresorts.org

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