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ski touring

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Definition of ski touring in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Skiing across open country, walking uphill on skis as well as skiing downhill.
Example sentences
  • During the winter her main activities are off-piste skiing and ski touring.
  • Photographs taken by the Pigs on the Hill, a dedicated group of ski bums, show off the region's extreme backcountry trails and ski touring terrain.
  • The next winter, after I'd moved here full time, I did a ton of ski touring.

Derivatives

ski tour

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Designed to be the longest ski tour in the world, the CSM covers 160 kilometers in two days through the Quebec countryside.
  • I should have insisted we abort our ski tour right then.
  • Skiing both these trails in an outing provides a good, extended ski tour, enough to send you gratefully to the hot tub.

ski tourer

2
noun
Example sentences
  • The youngest ski tourer was only 5 ½, and many families embarked on the challenge together.
  • There are three different models for competitive ski tourers, powder snow fans and ski mountaineers.
  • Some recreational ski tourers are switching to skating from the slower, traditional stride.

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