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Useful English / Spanish Skiing Glossary

Just have a go with Spanish! Even if you're a beginner, it is a fun experience, even on the slopes© istockphoto
Just have a go with Spanish! Even if you're a beginner, even on the slopes.


It is always helpful to learn some useful vocabulary that will make the trip excursion even better, even though most of the staff working in Sierra Nevada speak good English.

English Spanish
Ski resort Estación de esquí
Vertical drop (in metres) Desnivel esquíable
Elevation/altitude (in metres) Cota
Ski lift Remonte
Gondola lift Telecabina
Chair lift Telesilla
T-bar Telesquí
Rope lift Telecuerda
Carpet lift (moving conveyor belt) Cinta transportadora/alfombra mágica
Ski pass Forfait
Ski (the piece of equipment) and skiing (the activity) Esquí
Ski pole Baston/palo de esquí
Ski boot Bota de esquí
Downhill skiing Esqui de pista
Cross-country (Nordic) skiing Esquí de fondo
Ski touring Esquí de travesía
Ski mountaineering Esquí de montaña
Ski run/piste/trail Pista de esquí
Jump Salto
Mogul Bache



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