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Face shot: powder nirvana and a staple of ski porn

What is a face shot? A face shot occurs when snow sprays a skier or snowboarder's face on a powder day. The snow must be deep and light enough (e.g., blower, Champagne Powder®) and the rider must have sufficient speed to elevate the snow to face level. SnowSlang's staff hard at work at Copper Mountain. Photo by/of [...]

By | 2016-12-27T20:10:25+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Saying, Skiing, Snow, Snowboarding|0 Comments

What is sastrugi (aka zastrugi)?

What is sastrugi (aka zastrugi)? It's not easy to ski or snowboard, but sastrugi is a beautiful feature of the winter landscape. Also spelled zastrugi, this type of wind-blasted snow resembles frozen waves. It's often found on ridges and mountaintops. As the wind erodes snow from the windward side of a ridge or other obstacle, [...]

By | 2016-12-06T20:16:22+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Avalanche, Snow, Terrain|0 Comments

Zorb death is tragic reminder: watch your fall line!

Zorb death video is tragic reminder: watch your fall line! I'll admit it's a struggle to find skiing and snowboarding slang that begins with "z," so this entry may be a stretch. But I think zorb deserves inclusion due to the infamous zorb death video from a Russian ski resort. First things first: A zorb is [...]

By | 2016-11-09T19:25:33+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Misc.|0 Comments