Mix Skiing & Snowboarding? What’s the ‘Werd’?
February 5, 2008
Salt Lake City (Ski Press)-Is there one word out there that describes both skiing and snowboarding? Because, we'll be honest with you, the industry is lazy and they're looking for an alternative to the three-word, 21-letter standard.
In an effort to coin this new term, Ski Utah and Winter at Westminster have teamed with The Addictionary (www.addictionary.org), an online dictionary of made up werds, for the 2008 Ski/Snowboard Lingo Contest.
There are two goals and two chances to win. The goals? To add to the general glossary of skier and snowboarder lingo and name the best new werd for 2008; and to come up with that one werd - the mighty catch-all, the great equalizer, the big peacemaker - that describes both skiing and snowboarding in one fell swoop. There will be one winner in each category.
The Ski/Snowboard Lingo contest runs from February 4 - March 4, 2008. The winners will be chosen by a panel of celebrity judges.
What: The Ski/Snowboard Lingo Contest
When: February 4 - March 4, 2008
Prize for the best new werd for "skiing and snowboarding" A Spring Ski Trip to Utah for two in April '08 sponsored by Ski Utah and participating Utah resorts
Prize for the best new general ski/snowboard werd: Two day passes at The Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah and 10 T-shirts featuring their winning word
Annie Fast, Executive Editor, Transworld Snowboarding magazine
Derek Taylor, Editor of Powder magazine
Nathan Rafferty, Ski Utah President
Kendall Card, "powstash"
Kristin Ulmer, professional skier
Julian Carr, professional skier
"For years people have had to classify 'skiing and snowboarding' as two separate words," said Nathan Rafferty, Ski Utah president, "We hope this contest might help us find one single word which describes both of these great downhill snow sliding sports."
For more information or to enter the contest, visit