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Ski Glossary

Written by Dugald Morrow   
Tuesday, 20 November 2007

There is a lot of terminology related to skiing and snowboarding. This page is an attempt to identify and define most of these terms.

Last Updated ( Friday, 08 February 2008 )
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Units

Written by Dugald Morrow   
Monday, 19 November 2007

Skicow presents resort and ski area statistics in both imperial and metric units. The various types of units and their abbreviations are detailed here.

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 08 February 2008 )
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Trail Ratings

Written by Dugald Morrow   
Sunday, 08 August 2004
Skicow summarises trail ratings for each ski area in the form of the percentage of trails that fall into each rating. As there is no governing body responsible for rating ski trails, the various ski area authorities rate their own trails. As a result, there may be some variance when between the ratings at different resorts.

Last Updated ( Friday, 08 February 2008 )
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Lift Types

Written by Dugald Morrow   
Wednesday, 07 July 2004

Skicow categorizes the various types of lifts to help summarise the uphill capacity of ski areas. This page describes the various types of lifts.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 17 November 2007 )
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