02.12
2011 Advice and tips

Do you know your piste from your pente? Check out this list of French key words that you may come across during your skiing holiday in France.

Winter sports – les sports d'hiver

Alpine skiing – le ski alpin
Cross-country skiing - le ski de fond
Skating – le patinage
Snowboarding - le snowboard

Equipment – les équipements de ski

Skis – les skis
Ski poles – les bâtons

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Do you know your piste from your pente? Check out this list of French key words that you may come across during your skiing holiday in France.

Winter sports – les sports d'hiver

Alpine skiing – le ski alpin
Cross-country skiing - le ski de fond
Skating – le patinage
Snowboarding - le snowboard

Equipment – les équipements de ski

Skis – les skis
Ski poles – les bâtons
Ski boots - les chaussures de ski
Bindings – les fixations

Snowboard – le snowboard
Snowboard boots – les chaussures de snowboard
Snowboard cover – housse snowboard

Ski jacket – la veste
Waterproof trousers – le pantalon
Base layers – le sous-vêtement
Ski suit – la combinaison de ski

Gloves – les gants
Goggles – le masque
Sunglasses – les lunettes de soleil
Hat – le bonnet
Helmet – le casque
Ski socks – les chaussettes de ski

Sledge – la luge
Skates – les patins à glace

At the ski resort - à la station de ski

Ski school – l’école de ski
Ski hire – la location de skis
Ski lift – la remonte-pente
Ski chalet – les chalets
Ski run/trail – la piste
Slope – la pente

This article first appeared on FrenchEntrée.com

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