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Snow related terms that make you cringe

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by The Plowking, Aug 23, 2020.

  1. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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  2. rowdyflat

    rowdyflat One of Us Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    firnspiegel ?
    The sound is lovely its very fine no resistance.
     
  3. rowdyflat

    rowdyflat One of Us Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yeah unfortunately all the above Merican marketing terms are readily aped here, making us cynical..
     
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    rowdyflat One of Us Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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  5. buckwheat

    buckwheat One of Us

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    Firnspiegel!! Thanks rowdyflat, just googled to check, that is exactly it! Awesome!
     
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  6. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver A Local

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    I always cringe when I'm out skiing and I hear the word, "AVALAAANCHE".
     
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  7. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    “Dropping”
     
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  8. Doonks

    Doonks Let's cook! Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nigella has solved it

     
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  9. buckwheat

    buckwheat One of Us

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    Happened to me a couple of months ago. Can def concur!
     
  10. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Naa, not firn.
     
  11. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    "It's like a skating rink out there!" This is more by your western Canadian or American Jerry types who for the most part have almost never had to ski on true ice. The snow might be dried out from no fresh for a while, but hardpack is not ice. And morning melt/freeze is a shallow surface effect, again not the real thing. Aussies, OTOH, quickly learn about ice.
     
  12. Me+3

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  13. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Very true.
    We had one very icy final half of a descent on a Chile Heli lap. The two American skiers in the group usually finished a bit ahead of PB and I on our boards, by virtue of the fact they were on skis... Not on that run! We waited for AGES at the heli for them, lots of chats had about how bad the ice was and how difficult it was to ski, and how the hell did we get down so fast on BOARDS?! Aussie training grounds Bebe! LOL
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    And even better I love it when you can hear crackling that layer makes when the sun is melting it.
     
  15. Chaeron

    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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  16. oreo

    oreo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'll go with a similar vein: snowmaggedon . Used an irritating number of times during weather reports in the USA.

    Reality is always a bit more disappointing.
     
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    I had sunny side up, sunny side down and sunny side all ze way around.
     
  18. Crystal

    Crystal (Sly made me Cry) - Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I hate the term packed powder..... well isn't that just snow !!!!
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Subset of the general overuse of the term powder.
     
  20. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver A Local

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    This sentence is one used in the ski industry which I find extremely misleading and in all honesty a total waste of time.

    "Now we'll go to XXX ski resort for the snow report".
     
  21. Scott No Mates

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    Bulletproof
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    i don't like it in a conditions report but i think it is a reasonable description to use in very icy conditions
     
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    Scott No Mates One of Us

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    The two terms would generally indicate differing depths.

    If tits are to women, then based on average heights would be lower than a guy's nips.

    There may be 4" in it. :oops:
     
  24. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    DOTS ..... you really need to get out more

    closely followed by ... VMs
     
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