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Alpine skiing

The sport and recreation of downhill skiing.

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spring conditions

Sports; Alpine skiing

Ski area conditions in which many different surface types can be found on the mountain. This usually happens towards the end of the ski season during which increasing temperatures melt the snow to ...

narrow track steering

Sports; Alpine skiing

Using a small skid angle to steer a turn in order to minimize speed loss. With the small skid angle, the skis deflect and point only slightly away from the skier's actual direction of travel, thus ...

angulation

Sports; Alpine skiing

A body leaning position skiers use to manage and stay in lateral balance when they edge and ski downhill. By angulating, a skier can change the location of their center of mass, thereby precisely ...

matching skis

Sports; Alpine skiing

A term describing the placement of the skis when they are brought parallel or facing in the same direction.

huck it

Sports; Alpine skiing

The term "huck it" is to throw your body off of a jump and try to get the biggest air you can, or do a difficult trick. You can also huck it off of a large cliff. The term came to ...

jibber

Sports; Alpine skiing

A freestyle skier who specializes in doing tricks on rails and boxes. A 'jib' is an obstacle to do tricks on. Such as anything from a box in the snow to a staircases handrail.

freeriding

Sports; Alpine skiing

A form of skiing were the skier will be skiing off of the groomed runs. Sometimes called off piste skiing or free skiing. Freeriding is skiing the un-groomed trails typically through difficult and ...

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