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  • n. Plural form of piste.

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Examples

  • Slope styleWhat to wear on the pistes is always a tricky issue.

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  • There are 191 lifts by contrast, the largest in North America has 38 lifts, and over 400 miles of pistes, which is the French word for trails.

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  • miles of pistes, which is the French word for trails.

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  • The runs here are coded differently to Australia, and in fact runs are called 'pistes'.

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  • Despite the lack of new snow in Verbier 35-120cm the skiing is still excellent on upper pistes although off piste powder is tracked out.

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  • The lifty working the absolutely deserted Schattberg Sprinter, which takes skiers over to pistes leading into Hinterglemm, kindly suggested I try one of the 40 mountain restaurants before proceeding any further.

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  • Back on the slopes, we found the pistes were pretty limited, but no worse than some small European resorts, and from the highest chair lift, at the top of Mount Palondoken, I found masses of steep off-piste powder, untouched, and rode alone down a vast empty powder field, with a full moon rising on one side of the sky and the sun setting on the other.

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  • But then few other parts of the world (except the US and Canada and the odd bit of down under) are rich in heated chairlifts, perfectly groomed slopes and constellation-sized networks of pistes.

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  • This resort, and neighbouring base Hinterglemm, is nicknamed the "Skicircus" because the towns sit in a ring of mountains, 124 miles of pistes offering powder runs, sweeping corduroy, freestyle parks and technical blacks.

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  • For the last run, my mate, who had been skiing the pistes, convinced me to sacrifice the deep snow to take a long flat, icy path that would take us back down the mountain.

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