powder skiing

Discussion in 'English Only' started by wolfbm1, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. wolfbm1

    wolfbm1 Senior Member

    Poland
    Polish
    Hello,
    Is "go for skiing powder" a common expression? Is it an alternative to "go skiing":

    "The best time to go for skiing powder is in January. For golf, May through September." Source: http://www.denverpost.com/travel/ci_5482323
     
  2. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    UK
    English - England
    skiing powder = skiing on powder snow. It is a variety of skiing which requires a few extra skills. http://www.abc-of-skiing.com/powder-skiing/ - "Powder is fresh Snow that is both dry and light."

    I have only heard powder skiing, but I suspect that keen skiers speak of "skiing powder".
     
  3. wolfbm1

    wolfbm1 Senior Member

    Poland
    Polish
    Thank you, Paul.
    So keen skiers like skiing powder. Is "go for" in the expression "go for skiing powder" used the same way as in "go for a walk?"
     
  4. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    UK
    English - England
    I hesitate to say it, as I'm no expert here, but I would expect to see this as "Go/I go to Zakopane for skiing powder" but would expect to see far more examples of "Go/I go to Zakopane for powder skiing/skiing on powder."

    So, in that sense, if is similar to "I go to Zakopane for a walk."

    You can say, "I go powder skiing" and, although I have not heard it, there is enough evidence on the web to suggest that you can say, "I go skiing powder."
     
  5. wolfbm1

    wolfbm1 Senior Member

    Poland
    Polish
    Thank you again. :) I was thinking of ways of using this expression in a sentence. I have never gone to Zakopane for skiing powder but it must be a very exciting experience. In February, my sister is going to Whistler for skiing on powder.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2012

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