\ ˈpēst How to pronounce piste (audio) \

Definition of piste

: trail especially : a downhill ski trail

Examples of piste in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Where to Dine Snowmass now owns bragging rights as having the area's best on-piste dining. Jen Murphy, Travel + Leisure, 7 Feb. 2022 In addition to cross-country skiing, advanced skiers can also hire a guide to take them on a personalized off-piste adventure. Rachel Dube, Travel + Leisure, 26 Jan. 2022 For those not wanting to swoosh down a piste, there’s also plenty of alternative activities on offer. Angelina Villa-clarke, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 The result is more like off-piste skiing, almost like breaking new trails in the backcountry. New York Times, 19 Feb. 2022 Our clients want to feel safe and look good skiing more of the mountain, off-piste and in the moguls. Lawrence J. Burke, Outside Online, 3 Oct. 2019 Over a four-day period in January 2021, off-piste skiers and snowboarders set off eight avalanches that left eight free-riders dead. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 31 Jan. 2022 That’s all in keeping with Crow heritage: the brand was born off-piste in the French Alps. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, 9 Jan. 2022 The Avanti Skills Zone and Avanti Performance Center are brand-new learning and training facilities, with lanes dedicated to carving; off-piste skiing and riding; and bumps, berms and spines. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of piste

1696, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for piste

French, from Middle French, from Old Italian pista, from pistare to trample down, pound — more at piston

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16 Jul 2022

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“Piste.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piste. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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