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.
Recent Examples on the Web In winter, the town's local ski areas are particularly popular, with options for cross country skiing, challenging snowboarding courses, and opportunities for beginners and children. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "Why Your Next Trip Should Be to This Sleepy Icelandic Town That Was Nominated for an Oscar," 31 Mar. 2021 Both worked from home even prepandemic and loved the access to mountains, Ms. Barkley for hiking and Mr. Hoffman for skiing. New York Times, "It Was an All-Star Weekend for the Bride and Groom," 19 Mar. 2021 This made for great skiing, but treacherous sedan driving. Nina Ruggiero, Travel + Leisure, "I Took a Ski Trip to Lake Tahoe During COVID — Here’s What It Was Like," 18 Mar. 2021 Snow on the slopes will soften up as temperatures moderate over the weekend, perfect for some spring skiing. Washington Post, "Top notch early spring skiing in the Mid-Atlantic this weekend," 5 Mar. 2021 In his part, Hall, already one of the best on-mountain freeskiers of his generation, just pushed the envelope in a major way for urban skiing too. Michelle Bruton, Forbes, "Alex Hall Wins X Games Real Ski 2021 Gold," 28 Feb. 2021 Given it’s extreme convex gradient and exposure, Half Dome is rarely suitable for skiing. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, "Daring skiers complete first descent of Half Dome to Yosemite Valley," 25 Feb. 2021 The resort, popular in winter for cross-country skiing, introduced fat-tire biking in 2017. Kerri Westenberg, Star Tribune, "The nine best Midwest resorts for social-distanced winter fun," 12 Feb. 2021 After a sluggish start to snow season, there's now plenty of white stuff for skiing and other winter activities. Paul Newberry, ajc, "Column: Arctic city throws hat in ring for Summer Olympics," 5 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of skiing

1893, in the meaning defined above

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5 Apr 2021

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“Skiing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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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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