The Skiing ABCs L

The Skiing ABCs L -- The letter L

The Skiing ABCs L — Lutsen

Skiing ABCs L -- A photo from Lutsen's Eagle Mountain
Days like this is easy to stay warm skiing but you still need to preppeare!
Lutsen is a ski resort on the northwest shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota of the USA. The ski resort consists of three separate hills and offers the full gamut of winter activities during ski season. The area around Lutsen is a four season vacation area also offering fishing, cycling, golf, and just general outdoor activities.

The Skiing ABCs L — Laps

Skiers often refer to their ski runs as laps, especially when repeating the same run. For example, when we were skiing at Lutsen we were getting many tasty laps on Lutsen’s Moose Mountain, aided by some fast blues and a high speed six pack (ie a six seat lift).

Lapping runs is very common here in the Midwest due to our shorter runs and short rides back up.

The Skiing ABCs L — Lift

Skiing ABCs L -- A Lift
The Skiing ABCs L
While a lift is often a contraction for chairlift, it is any mechanical aid to get a skier or snowboarder from the bottom of a run to the top of a run. Snow resorts typically have a number of them scattered throughout their terrain.

Different types of lifts include chairlifts, gondolas, t-bars, magic-carpets, rope-tows, funiculars, trams, and so on.

The Skiing ABCs L — Ligament

Skiing ABCs L is for Ligament - a diagram of hte knee's anatomy
Knee Anatomy. Images from
Ligaments are type of soft (but tough) body tissue connecting one bone to another. When used in a skiing context we are often talking about the anterior cruciate ligament (aka the ACL) and unfortunately that context too often involves ACL tears or ruptures. Sometimes we hear of the medial cruciate ligatment (the MCL) or evern more rarely other ligaments.

The Vermont Ski Safety Institute addresses things you can do to reduce the risk of injury to your ligaments.

The Skiing ABCs L — Ted Ligety

Skiing ABCs L -- Ted Ligety carving around a GS gate
Ted Ligety doing what he does best!
Ted Ligety is a member of the US Ski Team and specializes in the Giant Slalom event on the FIS World cup tour. He has won the FIS World Cup Giant Slalom series five times. Ted Ligety is originally from Utah.

In addition to dominating the GS event on the annual world cup tour is also a dominating figure in Olympic skiing.

Series Articles

  1. The Skiing ABCs L (January 27, 2017)
  2. The Skiing ABCs K (November 27, 2016)
  3. The Skiing ABCs J (May 1, 2016)
  4. Skiing ABCs I (February 6, 2016)
  5. Skiing ABCs H (January 24, 2016)
  6. Skiing ABCs G (January 17, 2016)
  7. Skiing ABCs F (January 7, 2016)
  8. Skiing ABCs E (January 3, 2016)
  9. Skiing ABCs D (December 31, 2015)
  10. Skiing ABCs C (December 29, 2015)
  11. Skiing ABCs B (December 27, 2015)
  12. Skiing ABCs A (December 25, 2015)
  13. Skiing ABCs (December 25, 2015)

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