Definition of dry slope in English:

dry slope

(also dry ski slope)


  • An artificial ski slope used for practice and training.

    ‘Frankie started skiing on dry slopes at the age of seven’
    [as modifier] ‘they enjoyed dry slope skiing, climbing, and abseiling’
    • ‘There was a time when dry-slope skiing at Crimple Valley, Harrogate, was the cutting edge of sporting recreation.’
    • ‘The only time I've been dry-slope skiing, it snowed.’
    • ‘Westmacott, who started out on the dry slope at the age of three, is particularly keen to pay homage.’
    • ‘Now fully recovered, she is taking part in dry slope races before joining up with the England squad.’
    • ‘Beck learned to ski on the dry slope at Bearsden Ski Club, a facility that continues to nurture young and not-so-young beginners.’
    • ‘In fact she had found skiing quite easy on her first try out on the dry slope at Sheffield.’
    • ‘Over the next few weeks, they will try their hand at everything from dance, drama, and disc-jockeying to motorcycling, dry-slope skiing, costume making and web-site design.’
    • ‘New Earswick skier Matthew Pirrie has taken the winner's trophy in a season-long league series of dry slope downhill races.’
    • ‘The two teams may meet again in three weeks time at the last dry slope race before they both head out to France to race on snow.’
    • ‘Though the lack of mountains in this country are an obvious hindrance, the increase in indoor facilities and dry slopes mean there could be opportunity.’
    • ‘On Monday the Borris group took time out for shopping while there was some dry slope skiing for some members.’
    • ‘I started more skiing on the dry slope in St Paul's Cray and joined the race club in 1998, and took part in competitions around England.’
    • ‘Jenny started to take part in competitive dry-slope skiing three years ago and is now beginning to race on snow.’
    • ‘Frankie started skiing on dry slopes at the age of seven, but she did not get her first taste of snow until three years ago.’
    • ‘Around the same time I started to go to the dry slopes since one had just opened in the city.’
    • ‘We've done a few dry slope sessions, but it will be brilliant to ski on real snow again.’
    • ‘A lot of people don't like to ski on a dry slope after they've had a go on real snow.’
    • ‘Children can learn on the many dry slopes in urban areas, while the resorts offer nursery slopes.’
    • ‘Get in some dry-slope practice at Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre, Bellahouston Park, Dunbreck Road, Glasgow.’
    • ‘Local snowboarder Mollie Boys successfully defended her British dry slope Big Air title at her home slope in Halifax over the weekend.’
    piste, run, track
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dry slope

/ˈdrī ˌslōp/