b'SKI vs BOARDLEARN THE LINGOHow to decipher the weird and wonderful vocabulary of a ski resortBACKCOUNTRY:Skiing on unmarked and unpatrolled areas outside of the ski resort boundaries. BLUEBIRD:A day with a bright blue cloudless sky after heavy overnight snowfallthe perfect day to seek pow. CORDUROY:When piste bashers leave behind a pattern of small ridges in the snow that appear like corduroy fabric. FREERIDE:Skiing or boarding on open, un-prepared terrain, away from slopes and usually in powder snow. FREESTYLE:Freestyle is all about air and ground tricks, often in the park or on jumps around the mountain.FRESHIES:Untouched powder. Getting freshies involves being the first person to ski through an area of fresh snow.PISTE-BASHER:A piste-basher is a tracked vehicle that grooms a ski hill leaving perfectly prepared pistes.MOGULS:Bumps on a piste that are formed when skiers push snow into mounds as they make their turns.OFF-PISTE:Basically all the snow that is not on the piste from the ungroomed stuff just off the edge, to full-on powder fieldsPARK:Or snow parka purpose-built area for skiers and boarders to practise tricks on rails, boxes, and various sized jumps.POWDER SNOW:Or powthe perfect fine, dry and lightweight snow found after a fresh fall. SKI-IN, SKI-OUT:Accommodation CHEAT SHEET: HISTORY OF SKIINGthats right on the pisteso you can literally Skis have been around for thousands of years, and 5,000-year-oldski back to and from the door. wooden skis have been found in archaeological digs in Russia. By the 18th century, skiing was popular in ScandinaviaNorwegian SondreVERTICAL DROP:The vertical distance Norheim invented telemark skis and downhill skis were also developed.from the top to the bottom of a mountain The first winter Olympics were held in 1924 in Chamonix, and freestyleor ski slope.skiing was recognised by the International Ski Federation in 1979.WHITEOUT:When visibility on the CHEAT SHEET: HISTORY OF SNOWBOARDING mountain is severely reduced due to heavy Snowboarding came into being in 1965, when American Shermanfalling snow or thick fog. Poppen strapped two skis together and called it a snurfer. Jake Burton Carpenter and Dimitrije Milovich then formed Burton Snowboards and Winterstick, respectively. Snowboarding was originally a bit of a guerrilla sport, with snowboarders sneaking onto forbidden pistes, but by 1998 snowboarding was finally an official winter Olympic sport.SNOWMAGAZINE.COM139Ski v Board Roger edit_JW_SC.indd 139 17/10/2019 19:54'