Ways to Ride/Ways to Tour
- Arlberg Technique
- noun. The first technique of turning on skis without
the use of a rudder, trees or falling. Developed in Arlberg,
- Adjective. To do whole heartedly.
- Verb. To go airborn with a mostly vertical path of trajectory.
- Verb. To strike a non H2O surface (such as a rock,
tree or stump) with your board, boards, or inner tube, either
strategically, or accidentally.
- Cracker Walk
- Verb. Trying to walk on you skis when your heels are locked down. Telemarkers turned Alpiners are painfully aware of doing the cracker walk
- Dawn Patrol
- Verb, noun. To extricate oneself from bed at ungodly hours
of the morning in an attempt to bring some life to a mind numbing
corporate existence. See also Weekend Warrior.
- Dipsy Doodle
- Noun. The first skiing technique developed to ski short radius
turns in deep powder. Origin: Alta, 1948ish. To travel a zig
zagging course, like a screw ball in baseball. Note: those who
ski deep hounds powder may be familiar with the term screw ball.
- Dusk Patrol
- Noun. Slacker version of the Dawn Patrol. Also
good for full moon evenings and first dates.
- Verb. Powder conservation technique. Turns are kept close
together in order to allow for more, hyper controlled powder
skiing. Approach used by guides to corral obedient powder thirsty
clients. Farming may also be used as a landscape art form, in
which the farming artist creates a wavy, van goghesque pattern
on slopes for all to admire... Or laugh at. See Also Spooning.
- Verb. To jump off a preferably large precipice with more concern
for the air time than on the inevitable landing and/or impact.
- Huck your meat
- Verb. A super sized huck with blatant loss
of concern over bodily
- In the back seat
- Adjective. To ski with your butt hanging over the tails of
- Verb. To ride with an emphasis on waiting in line to hit select
- One n' Done
- Noun. A ski tour that involves one ascent and one descent. Converse of yo-yo-ing.
- Verb. to ski free heel equipment with no intention of ever
dropping the knee. Also known as telellel.
- Pat the Dog
- Verb. To ride a snowboard in fear of removing your hands from
the ground. See also Knuckle Dragger.
- Verb. To cut in front of another, riding their line before
they can get to it.
- Post Hole
- verb. to sink up to your knee or deeper in snow. Usually happens
when booting up a powdery snowpack, but under extreme snow conditions,
can occur with skis on as well.
- verb. Like poaching, but with more strategic buildup. For example,
getting others to focus on the natural beauty of the mountains
while you quietly take off your skins.
- Verb. Making turns in powder directly next to another set of
- Verb. To ski a line or land a jump without falling. See also
- Verb. snowboarder version of stick.
- Straight Line (figure 11s)
- The ultimate method of skiing that not only reduces the distance
between point A and point B, but conserves powder and deters
the development of moguls.
- Verb. When telemark skiers pretend to be on Alpine equipment.
See also Paramark.
- Eighting, Figure Eighting
- Making turns in powder that overlap
and mirror an existing set of tracks. A type of farming that
optically resembles a stacked column of number 8s.
- To make multiple laps in the same slope. Phenomonon that often leads to farming.
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