Definition of randonnée in English:

randonnée

noun

  • mass noun, often as modifier A form of skiing across mountainous terrain using equipment specially designed for walking uphill as well as skiing downhill.

    ‘randonnée skiers’
    • ‘You'll need extreme backcountry gear, including: randonnée or telemark skis fitted with skins, an ice axe, and crampons.’
    • ‘Most randonnée bindings allow plenty of movement for ski flex.’
    • ‘I will not make wide telemark turns, instead I will use randonnée skis, and make symmetrical tight turns and leave lots of powder lines for everyone.’
    • ‘Telemark or randonnée, if you're skiing a flat trail put your skins away and wax a kicker under your foot.’
    • ‘My first randonnée ski tour was in May 1980, into the Goat Rocks Wilderness for a week.’

Origin

French, ‘long walk or journey’.

Pronunciation

randonnée

/ˈrandɒneɪ/