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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 | 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 | July 14th, 2016|Avalanche, Snow, Terrain|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 | April 21st, 2016|Misc.|0 Comments

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