SKI GLOSSARY: M



Matching skis
When skis are brought parallel or facing in the same direction.

Marathon skating
See half skating.

Metamorphosis
The process of snowflake crystal degradation, usually caused by continual thawing and refreezing, altering the structure of the snow that has fallen.

Moguls
From an Alpine dialect word 'mugel', referring to the mound formed in a piste by the repeated turning of skis that follow the same tracks, thus carving out ruts. Steeper slopes have more pronounced moguls.