9 Montana Ski Terms You Definitely Need To Know
We are hoping there will be snow soon here in Montana. But the weather seems to be a heck of a lot warmer than usual, considering we had 9 months of winter last year.
I have lots of friends that ski and snowboard and listening to them talk, can sometimes be a bit confusing. Especially if you are don't "hit the slopes" as often as they do. So for those of you that are as confused as I once was, here are 9 ski terms you should know.
9 SKIING SLANG WORDS TO HELP YOU FIT IT
Huge Dump: When we get a lot of snow overnight. Check out our local ski areas and resorts here when planning a day on the slopes.
Freshies: Speaking of fresh snow, this is when you get to be the first one to make tracks on fresh/untouched snow.
Rip: When you don't suck at skiing or snowboarding. It's the opposite, you are really good at it.
Ripper: You can ski everything on the mountain. You are a pro.
Little Ripper: A kid that makes you look like trash on the mountain. They fly down the mountain leaving you in their shadows.
Face Shot: When you are rippin' the mountain and the snow is so deep it will hit you in the face on every turn.
Liftie: The person who runs the ski lift.
Backcountry: This is the name given to the area that is outside of the ski area. It's the "ski at your own risk" area.
Bombing: Speeding downhill super fast, typically with not much control. This was what I did and dislocated both my knees. Not cool.
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