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skiing purely for pleasure

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Alex Coseff, May 31, 2014.

  1. 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:)
  2. 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.
  3. Alex Coseff Senior Member

    Thanks a lot, Biffo:)
  4. Biffo 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.
    Last edited: May 31, 2014

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