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Definition of Off-piste

Off-piste Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
(Sports) Existing or taking place on snow that has not been compacted into tracks.
Off-piste Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Backcountry skiing (US), also called off-piste (Europe) or out-of-area, is skiing in the backcountry on unmarked or unpatrolled areas either inside or outside of a ski resort's boundaries. This contrasts with alpine skiing which is typically done on groomed trails benefiting from a ski patrol. Unlike ski touring backcountry skiing can include the use of ski lifts including snowcats and helicopters. Recent improvements in equipment have increased the popularity of the sport.

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