Today I’m going to give you seven essential ski bum terms that you’re going to need to know when you’re riding the chairlift.
Number one, Gaper. You don’t want to be a Gaper. A Gaper is someone that is skiing completely out of control and probably in an area that they shouldn’t be in.
Number two, Sickbird. If you hear somebody saying Sickbird, they just hit a huge awesome jump or did something super extreme on the mountain and everybody is really impressed.
Number three is a Pineapple Express. If you hear people talking about the Pineapple Express, you better get your powder skis ready.
What this means is it’s a storm system coming from Hawaii, land of the Pineapple, and it historically brings epic amounts of snow to Crested Butte.
Number four is Donut Hole, which actually is the complete opposite of the Pineapple Express.
If we are in a Donut Hole, that means we are not getting snow and all of the mountains around us are getting dumped on. Speaking of snow, if you are out of town and wondering how much snow they have in Crested Butte at the moment, you can always check our live cam.
It’s not good. Number five is Face Shot. You’re going to hear this term all the time on a powder day like, man, I got so many sick face shots.
And what that means is the powder was flying in their face down the whole run.
Number six is Mahogany Ridge. If somebody says, meet me at Mahogany Ridge, don’t be scared. Just go straight to the the Bar Above and order a cocktail.
Number seven is Pizza and French Fries. If you are on the lift and you see a little kid skiing down and their mom is screaming behind them, pizza! Pizza!
That means they need to slow down. And if they’re yelling French Fries, they need to hurry up. It does not mean it’s lunchtime. You can’t wait to see you out on the slopes and whatever you do, don’t be a gaper, but get lots of face shots and I’ll meet you at Mahogany Ridge.