As much time as we here in the Ski department have spent on the mountains and in ski resorts, we were all first timers visiting the mountain once.
With all the amazing new experiences on offer for your first trip up the mountain, it’s definitely a lot to take in. You might find yourself packing and re packing your thermals and ski socks and learning local language phrases in readiness for your trip. However, one thing that is often overlooked is knowing the technical jargon and maybe even some of the mountain slang you’re almost certain to hear around resort and up the hill!
Here, we’ve compiled a mini dictionary of words and phrases that we know from experience will come in handy for your first or fifteenth ski trip – with a few silly ones thrown in for good measure!