skiing purely for pleasure

Alex Coseff

Senior Member

please, could you help anyone? Is there any general term for someone who skies purely for pleasure, ie. someone who is not a professional skier?
Many thanks:)
  • Biffo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    The word is amateur.

    amateur /ˈæmətə -tʃə -ˌtjʊə; ˌæməˈtɜː/ n
    • a person who engages in an activity, esp a sport, as a pastime rather than professionally or for gain

    Example: John is an enthusiastic amateur skier.


    Senior Member
    English - England
    I see that the term recreational skier is used quite often on the internet so that's another possibility. It also avoids any negative connotations associated with the word amateur.
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