It might be your first time on the slopes, but if you're wearing our gear, no one will be able to tell (one of our customers actually had a lift attendant compliment her on the quality of the jacket and pant combo she rented from us!). Now you just need to talk like a Pro and the disguise is complete!
Glade - runs through the trees
(let's hit the glades, man')
Slalom - runs with manmade poles or gates, you're supposed to weave through them
(I'm going to go slalom skiing tomorrow)
Mogul - runs where you need to ski around the big bumps in the snow
(most advanced runs are covered in moguls)
Groomer - runs that have been groomed by snocats (to either pack, redistribute, or flatten the snow). Also called 'corduroy' since they look like the pants!
(let's go find some groomers)
Chute - runs that are narrow and bounded on both sides by obstacles
(I need an adrenaline boost, let's find a chute!)
Deer run - long, meandering runs that leisurely bring you down the mountain
(just take that deer run all the way down)
Green - the easiest type of run, symbolized by a green circle
(I need to warm up on some greens)
Blue - intermediate runs, symbolized by blue squares
(let's hit some blues in the afternoon)
Black - also called Black Diamond, or just diamond, these are advanced runs, symbolized by, you guessed it, a black diamond! There are also double and triple black diamonds, which are even more difficult!
(the double black was sick man! and the diamonds out back are pretty great too)
Now that you sound like an expert, get out there! And if you hear other funny words or slang, shoot us an email. We're happy to be your outdoors dictionary =)