FAQ Category: Skiing Terms

To be able to join in with the Apres Ski chat in the bar, you need to know the terms for all things skiing. Here we try to give you the low down.

What is Champagne Powder?

The best answer to this question is in our blog article: ‘What Is Champagne Powder?’ on our sister website; Piste-Maps.

What are Moguls?

Moguls are created when a piste or ski run is left un-groomed, as a result, when skiers and boarders make turns through the powder they cut up the run.

What is a Couloir?

A couloir is a French word meaning ‘passage’ or ‘corridor’. In skiing it describes a narrow gully with a steep gradient in a mountainous terrain.