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 Officials said Johnston was backcountry skiing and fell from an unknown height. oregonlive, "Third death on Mount Hood in as many weeks claims father, talented surgeon," 27 Feb. 2020 The annual Ski 4 Kids, an event designed to introduce children to cross-country skiing and other winter sports, is Saturday at Kincaid Park. Anchorage Daily News, "Ski 4 Kids is Saturday at Kincaid Park," 27 Feb. 2020 When conditions allow, one side of the trail has a track for skiing, and the other is groomed flat for hiking, snowshoeing and on some trails, fat-tire biking. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Winter yurt camping in the Porcupine Mountains is great for beginners," 6 Feb. 2020 The state claims nearly 30 dream mountains with family-friendly offerings, big-mountain skiing, and tons of snow. Stephanie Granada, Sunset Magazine, "Top Colorado Ski Resorts," 24 Jan. 2020 Guests are also near Michigan's famous Mount Bohemia for extreme skiing and Copper Harbor and Calumet for single-track biking. Bisma Parvez, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan cabin ranked among top 10 locations to enjoy the outdoors in 2020," 16 Jan. 2020 There are some awesome cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails here, plus a massive indoor tennis facility that’s seriously impressive. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "What to do in the winter when you don’t ski, from hot springs to ice bumper cars," 18 Dec. 2019 Lifts will open at noon and will remain open for skiing and snowboarding on limited terrain until 9:30 p.m. The park will reopen for Saturday and Sunday before closing again. Sarah Brookbank,, "Perfect North Slopes is opening this Friday, the earliest in park's history," 13 Nov. 2019 Last year, Mammoth did not shut down skiing and snowboarding until July 28, racking up a 260-day ski season. Los Angeles Times, "When California ski resorts plan to open for 2019-20 winter season," 16 Oct. 2019

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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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29 Mar 2020

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“Skiing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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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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