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Graupel, a “supercooled” type of precipitation

What is graupel? Look! Up in the sky! Is it snow? Hail? Sleet? No, you meteorological ignoramus, it's graupel! Of all the types of frozen precipitation that fall from the heavens, graupel is probably the most obscure. The Washington Post calls it "the wintry precipitation you've never heard of." Graupel from a 2013 storm in [...]

By | 2016-11-19T15:13:01+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Snow, Weather|0 Comments

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

Powder fever meets poo-phoria: “I love big dumps”

"I love big dumps": powder fever meets poo-phoria "I love big dumps" is a saying among skiers and snowboarders who equate their fondness for major snow storms with their satisfaction upon taking a huge crap. You'll see the phrase on bumper stickers, such as the one below for Silverton Mountain in Colorado. "I love big dumps" bumper sticker. Photo [...]

By | 2016-11-15T18:42:16+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Saying|0 Comments

The 8 best ski apps for iPhone and Android

8 ski apps to track your alpine exploits With a few taps on your iPhone or Android device, ski apps allow you to track a wealth of data on your alpine adventures. I've become fond of using Trace Snow and Ski Tracks to record virtually every run. Another popular option for tracking skiing and snowboarding [...]

By | 2017-03-11T15:19:21+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Skiing, Snowboarding, Technology|0 Comments

Welcome to SnowSlang!

What is SnowSlang.com? SnowSlang is your source for ski terms and snowboarding jargon. This multimedia glossary of the slang and terminology used by skiers and snowboarders includes tips, photos, videos, and useful resources on the web. The glossary page includes the full list of terms and a short definition. If word or phrase is hyperlinked, that means there's a post [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:24:29+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Misc.|0 Comments