Downhill & Uphill Ski


Downhill / Uphill Ski

A terminology concept that identifies one ski from the other.  It’s best used when discussing the role of the feet and skis during a traverse, or within the confines of a standard transition between turns.  In those situations, one ski is at all times an uphill ski, and one is a downhill ski. 

When discussing the roles of the feet and skis during a turn, it’s better to refer to an Inside and Outside ski.  During a turn, which is the uphill ski, and which is the downhill ski, changes.  That creates confusion.  Which is the inside and outside remains the same.  Much clearer.