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French Skiing Vocabulary

French Skiing Vocabulary

On this page you find a list of French skiing vocabulary including le ski (skiing), faire du ski (to ski), le ski alpin (downhill skiing), la station de ski (ski resort, mountain) la piste de ski (ski trail) and les installations de ski (ski lifts). With hundreds of full-equipped ski resorts France is one of the best places to ski or snowboard in Europe.

Image of a European ski slope, Verbier, Switzerland.
  • skiing le ski
  • to ski skier, faire du ski
  • le snow snowboarding
  • to snowboard faire du snow
  • downhill skiing le ski alpin
  • cross-country (Nordic) skiing le ski de fond
  • mountain la montagne
  • a ski resort, mountain une station de ski
  • ski trail la piste de ski
  • trail map le plan des pistes
  • off the trail hors-piste
  • ski conditions l’état des pistes
  • chairlift le télésiège
  • gondola la télécabine
  • ski lift la remontée mécanique, un installation de ski
  • lift ticket, ski pass le forfait de ski
  • skis les skis
  • ski boots les chausseurs de ski
  • ski poles les bâtons de ski
  • ski bindings la fixation de ski
  • ski suit la combinaison de ski
  • ski pants le pantalon de ski
  • ski jacket l’anorak de ski
  • ski helmet le casque de ski
  • ski googles les lunettes de ski
  • weather la météo
  • snow depth la hauteur de neige
  • fresh (new snow) la neige fraiche
  • avalanche risk le risque d’avalanche
  • snowfall la chute de neige
  • ski instuctor le moniteur (la monitrice) de ski
  • ski school l’école de ski
  • ski patroller le pisteur, la pisteuse
  • groomer le dameur
  • grooming machine la dameuse

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