Definition of off-piste in English:

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off-piste

adjective& adverb

Skiing
1Away from prepared ski runs: [as adjective]: challenging expanses of off-piste skiing
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  • The huge adrenalin rush of surfing titanic waves such as this is often compared with other extreme sports such as skydiving and off-piste snowboarding and skiing.
  • During the winter her main activities are off-piste skiing and ski touring.
  • Initially I was just a holiday skier, but after we got our apartment here I took up off-piste skiing and ski-touring very seriously.
1.1So as to deviate from what is conventional, usual, or expected: [as adverb]: on this occasion I went off-piste and booked in at The Griffin, a place none of us had ever visited before. [as adjective]: an off-piste show
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  • Some of us were so disappointed we decided to carry on meeting off-piste, at Riverside Books, if they'll have us.
  • Motorists head 'off-piste' to evade cameras designed to catch cars nipping through a bus-only junction in Colchester.
  • The high street is fine for seasonal sales but shopping off-piste will, more often than not, yield the best of the bargains all year round.

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