SKI GLOSSARY: U



Unweighting
Taking weight off the ski, usually prior to a turn.

Up-unweighting
Rising up to unweight the skis prior to turning. For Nordic skiers, this is often the easiest way of unweighting skis.

Uphill Capacity
The uphill capacity is the number of skiers that can be transported to the top of the mountain at a certain time.

Uphill diagonal-striding
A modified form of diagonal striding directly up a hill, by shortening the stride-length, quickening the tempo, and lowering the hips.

Uphill traversing
Diagonal stridingup a hill at an angle (more than 0, less than 90) to the fall-line.

Uphill turning
Making a downhill turn away from the fall-line, and thus decreasing the angle of descent.

Uphill two-skating
See offset skating