If your family is headed to Courchevel, Portes du Soleil, Serre Chevalier or other French Alps hotspots, or to Mont-Sainte-Anne, Le Massif or other snowsports regions in Quebec province, bring this guide along to have a few simple French phrases on hand.
Here are our key phrases for very important Snow Talk.
Useful English -> French Snowsports Vocab
- snowsports = sports de glisse
- snowboarding = surf des neiges
- snowboard = planche a neige
- rider = surfeur
- terrain park = snowparc
- half pipe = demi-lune
- alley oop = alley oop or cent quatre-vingts (180)
- snowsports school = ecole de glisse
- cross country skiing = ski de fond
- skating = patinage
- snowshoes = raquettes
- hot dog = chien chaud
- hot chocolate = chocolat chaud
- stop = arret
- daycare = garderie
- freeski = ski sauvage
- snowmobile = motoneige
- run = piste
Reading signs, studying trail maps, and discussing the day’s activities is a great way to engage your young foreign language learners in the family vacation.
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