SKI GLOSSARY: J



Jet turning
Parallel turning with both feet pushing out to unweight the ski tips, used most often over moguls.

Jump turning
A method of turning by jumping both skis into the air, thus allowing a quicker change of direction. The skis rarely glide or sideslip using this technique.

Jump-parallel turning
Performing a series of parallel turns with both skis leaving the snow surface completely, landing in the new direction. Used in difficult snow or on steep slopes.

Jump-telemark turning
Performing a series of telemark turns with both skis leaving the snow surface completely, landing in the new direction. Used in difficult snow or on steep slopes.

Jumping
See ski jumping, and ski flying.