Welcome to SnowSlang
SnowSlang is your source for understanding the lingo and language of skiing and snowboarding. This multimedia glossary of the slang and terminology used by skiers and snowboarders includes tips, photos, videos, and useful resources on the web for rippers, shredders, pinheads, ski bums, powder hounds, and others.
How to use the site
1) Browse the glossary and search for terms
There are hundreds of words and phrases used to describe skiing and snowboarding. The glossary page includes the full list and a short definition for each term.
If a term has a hyperlink, clicking on it will bring you to a longer post with more details, photos, videos, and other helpful links. You can also use the search box in the banner or links in the sidebar to find these longer explanations.
2) Connect on social media
Every time I post a new term the site, I also broadcast the addition on our social media channels, including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+. Please connect with SnowSlang on your favorite network to stay in the know!
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I’m an avid skier/snowboarder and have been a writer most of my professional life, so the specialized language of winter sports has always fascinated me. I started this site to teach you–and myself–about the alpine argot that can make our passions unintelligible to outsiders.
I learned to ski back East but really got into it after moving to Colorado in 2009. Skiing was a remedy for a serious case of work-related burnout after writing a book that hardly anyone read, and now I hope my love for skiing and snowboarding will rekindle my passion for the written word. Photo and video are increasingly part of my work as a communications consultant, so I also employ multimedia throughout the site.
Please feel free to suggest terms or your own definitions, either in the comments or by contacting me here. Advertising inquiries are also welcome.
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