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To skin up a mountain to be able to ski down it. AT and Tele gear are the main forms of travel (some split boards). It is a degrading phrase to resort skiers.
Back-country skier "when are you choads going to earn your turns?"
Resort Gaper "I got no problem letting a lift carry my fat ass up a mountain"
by SKahn May 31, 2008
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Phrase originating in the Back Country Skiing arena. To trek up through the back country usually to a summit so as to descend. Usually in a remote area of the back country not accessible via ski lifts.

To ski that mountain you gotta Earn Your Turn.
by DoubleB December 12, 2007
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