I had to write a blog today for our recent ski trip so I decided not to sound like a cad and look up some terms! I didn’t use many of them because we’re only on green runs, but at least I won’t be clueless in the future – and THAT is what learning is all about.
Full terms here: https://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/sports-skiing.htm
Skiing Vocabulary list
|In the aerial competition, the skier does flips in the air.
|freestyle ski jumping that involves flipping in the air
|The Alpine events will take place on the local mountain ranges.
|downhill ski events
|Target shooting is an important component of the biathlon event.
|a ski race that involves cross-country skiing and shooting at targets
|If your binding breaks, your boot will fall off your ski.
|holds the ski boot onto the ski
|The combined events require both types of skills.
|a competition that mixes two events
|Aerials and moguls are the two main types of freestyle event.
|acrobatics on skis (also a type of “cross-country”)
|When the gates are placed closer together it is difficult to gain speed.
|two sets of poles that skiers must go through in certain events
|Goggles protect your eyes from wind and ice.
|eye protection for skiers
|Doing stunts on skis is sometimes called hot-dogging.
|another word for flipping in the air on skis
|When a hill has a steep incline the skier goes faster.
|the angle of a slope
|The IOC decides which new sports will be introduced each year.
|International Olympic Committee
|Skiers have to do an extra loop if they receive a penalty.
|a circular track
|Skiers with bad knees should avoid trails with moguls.
|snow bumps that are groomed into a ski run for a freestyle challenge
|The Nordic skiers train for long-distance races.
|Gondolas and lifts take skiers to the mountain peaks.
|mountain tops and cliffs
|Adding seconds to a racer’s score is one form of penalty.
|a time or score punishment for making an error or breaking a rule
|The fastest member of the relay team will do the last section of the race.
|an event where members of a team take turns to complete a race or task
|The biathlon skier wears a rifle close to his body.
|a gun with a long barrel
|It is difficult to go fast on a course with many sharp turns.
|very tight (not wide)
|The slalom event requires amazing precision.
|a downhill event with sharp turns
|Cross-country skiers gain speed when they reach sections with slopes.
|downgrade sections on a piece of terrain; hills
|The kick and glide is a type of ski stride.
|one step or pace on skis
|If he misses another target, he won’t win the race.
|the object you are aiming for
|The steep and icy terrain is for advanced skiers only.
|ground that you pass over