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Vocabulary: let's go skiing!
It's cold... It's even snowing, kids are dreaming of making snowmen and snowballs...
Your legs and feet are itching... Quick! Take your skis!
First, grab your gear... Prepare the clothes which will enable you to stay out even if it's snowing...
The secret: use warm, waterproof and isolating clothes... put on several layers of clothes in order to be comfortable
and be able to enjoy this great moment!
A ski resort
YOUR SKIING GEAR (equipment):
1) the equipment you should buy:
|layers of clothing|
middle layers *
|skiing gloves/ skiing mittens (to protect your hands)|
|a beanie and a helmet (to protect your head)|
|a neckwarmer/ a snood (to protect your neck)|
|ski goggles (to protect your eyes)|
|a ski jacket|
|waterproof/ water-resistant/ insulating|
|a sledge/ sleigh (GB)/ a sled (US)|
* middle layers: a sweatshirt, a fleece, a flannel , a light jacket.
2) the equipment you should rent (if you're a beginner):
- skis (with security bindings and straps) and poles (with a plastic handle and a strap)
- a snowboard
Skis, poles and boots... Sledging is fun!
GOING UP THE HILL...
|Taking the ski lift|
|A drag lift/ a teleski|
|A lift line/ ski lift/ chair lift|
|Lift ticket (pass)|
|To leave tracks|
|A track/ a trail/ a run|
|A beginner trail/ run/ a "nursery run"/|
|To do cross-country skiing|
|To make a turn|
|To ski a trail/ a run/ to ride a trail|
|A steep pitch|
|A mogul (a ski slope bump)|
|To be steep|
Ski lifts Snowboarding
The different trails/ runs:
And the different signs are classified from green circles (for beginners), blue squares,
black diamonds, double black diamonds (for advanced skiiers).[in North America]
[Green - blue - red and black in Europe]
(To ski down greens: green slopes=> blues=> reds=> blacks)
Knowing the different runs...
|To maintain balance|
To snowplough/ snowplow
|A pole plant|
|To warm up/ a warm up|
|To ski off-trail/ off piste|
Of course this represents quite a few technical terms... and a little technique and style for your practice!
It's well worth it! Have fun!
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