There are few sensations that can match the joys of alpine skiing or snowboarding. You soar down a snow-covered mountain, the wind in your face, a feeling of freedom and exhilaration like no other envelopes you. You control your speed, your destiny, with subtle body movements. You reach the bottom of the hill energized, invigorated and with a smile so big your face hurts.
We understand that skiing can also be intimidating for first-timers or those who are re-entering the sport after a long absence. The vast array of equipment options and strange sounding words can be overwhelming. But, that’s what we’re here for, to help ease your fears, and give you some basic information to get you started down the right path.
|Après ski||The nightlife following a day of skiing. Shopping, live music, and drinks with friends are a few examples.|
|Gondola||A gondola is an enclosed lift suspended from a cable to transport passengers up and down a mountain. We have four. Make sure to ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola|
|Quad||A chair lift carrying four people.|
|Binding||The object that attaches you to your ski or snowboard.|
|Edge||A metal strip found on the bottom sides of skis and snowboards used for carving.|
|Leash||A lasso-like device used to attach the snowboard to the front foot so it won’t slide away while getting in or out of the bindings.|
|Nose||The front end of the snowboard.|
|Tail||The back end of a ski or snowboard.|
|Tips||The front end of the skis, where they curve up and come to a point.|
|Goofy Stance||Riding with the right foot closest to the nose of the snowboard.|
|Regular Stance||Riding with the left foot closest to the nose of the snowboard.|
|Traversing||Moving horizontally across a slope.|
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