Arlberg technique

noun
Arl·berg technique | \ˈär(-ə)l-ˌbərg-, -ˌberk-\
variants: or Arlberg method

Definition of Arlberg technique 

: a downhill skiing technique in which the skier employs a pronounced crouch with the weight shifted towards the front and makes turns by shifting the whole body in the direction of the turn Ann was an accomplished skier in the shoulder-rotating Arlberg technique. But after one day with Willy she was converted to the new method.— Willy Schaeffler et al., Sports Illustrated Book of Skiing, 1957 Prior to the introduction of the Arlberg method, skiing was largely viewed as a somewhat laborious way of traveling or touring in the snow.— Bettina Hoerlin, Steps of Courage, 2011

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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