ski·​ing | \ ˈskē-iŋ How to pronounce skiing (audio) \

Definition of skiing

: the art or sport of sliding and jumping on skis

Examples of skiing in a Sentence

Skiing is my favorite winter activity. We are planning to go skiing tomorrow.

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There are multiple trails for hiking and in winter months, the park has snowmobiling, ice skating, cross-country skiing, ice fishing and ice boating. Briana Rice,, "Ohio's 5 most popular state park campgrounds," 17 June 2019 Studies have uncovered associations between lower 2D:4D ratios and better performance in an array of athletic events, including soccer, long-distance running, rugby, skiing, rowing, and basketball. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, "Talk to the hand. Scientists try to debunk idea that finger length can reveal personality and health," 6 June 2019 With a high Alpine landscape, world-class skiing, and mineral-rich waters once referred to as the fountain of youth, this eclectic but almost-forgotten town teeters on the brink of rebirth. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "This Austrian Spa and Ski Town Is Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film," 11 Jan. 2019 Stay at the Rosapetra Spa resort in the southern part of town and treat yourself to its outdoor Finnish black sauna, particularly after a long day skiing, hiking or climbing a Viaferrata. Kelly Hushin, Town & Country, "How to Explore the Hidden Gems of Italy's Dolomite Region," 28 Sep. 2018 The board did vote to add a sprint relay event to the Nordic section and state skiing meets in 2022 — the event Afton’s Jessie Diggins won a gold medal in at the 2016 Olympic games. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, "More classes, state tournaments coming to Minnesota high school sports," 3 June 2019 Merino has been traditionally used in base layers for winter sports like skiing. Amy Marturana, SELF, "I'm Obsessed With Merino Wool Activewear and Honestly You Should Be, Too," 24 May 2019 Okemo, Vermont Okemo Mountain Resort in Southern Vermont is another East Coast favorite for those new to skiing. Alexa Tucker, SELF, "8 Great Places to Learn How to Ski If You've Never Been," 16 Feb. 2019 His last story for Outside was about heli-skiing in Iceland. Nick Paumgarten, Outside Online, "Nick Paumgarten on the Thrill of His First Daffy," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of skiing

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of skiing was in 1893

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English Language Learners Definition of skiing

: the activity or sport of gliding on skis


ski·​ing | \ ˈskē-iŋ\

Kids Definition of skiing

: the art or sport of gliding and jumping on skis

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