26 French words to use when skiing in France


Planning a ski holiday in France this winter? Here’s all the vocabulary you’ll need for your trip

Skier/Faire du ski – To ski

Une station de ski – A ski resort

École de ski – Ski school

L’état des pistes – Ski conditions

Skis – Skis

Moniteur – Ski instructor

Le téléski – Ski lift

Le téléphérique – Cable car

Un casque de ski – A ski helmet

Batons de ski – Ski poles

Chaussures de ski – Ski boots

Gants de ski – Ski gloves

Au secours! – Help!

Combinaison de ski – Ski suit

Lunettes (de ski) – Ski goggles

Forfait de ski – Ski pass

Piste de ski – Piste

Une veste – Ski jacket

Skier hors piste – To ski off-piste

Remonte-pente – Ski tow

Scooter des neiges – Snowmobile

Poste de secours – Help station

Freiner – To slow down

Prévision de neige – Snow forecast

Risque d’avalanche – Avalanche risk

Piste fermée – Piste closed

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