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 race

A timed speed event over a prepared course with few control markers, usually over a descent in vertical height of 800 to 1000 metres; speeds over 60 mph - Crash helmets a must.
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Downhill skating

See free skating
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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/ Snowboard 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.
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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 don't get very much snow.
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Dude

If you don't know someone's 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.
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Eastwolf Heliski

New Heliski company in gudauri, georgia
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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.
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Edge change

The changing over from one edge to the other as the skis turn.
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