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piste

 (pēst)
n.
1. A ski trail with an artificially prepared surface of packed snow.
2. An unpaved road or beaten track.

[French, from Italian pista, from obsolete pistare, to trample down, variant of pestare; see piston.]

piste

(piːst)
n
1. (Skiing) a trail, slope, or course for skiing
2. (Fencing) a rectangular area for fencing bouts
[C18: via Old French from Old Italian pista, from pistare to tread down]

piste

(pist)

n.
a track or trail, as a downhill ski run or a spoor made by a wild animal.
[1720–30; < French: animal track < Italian pista, pesta, n. derivative of pestare to pound, crush < Vulgar Latin, frequentative of Latin pī(n)sere; compare pestle]

piste

Prepared downhill trail.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.piste - a flat rectangular area for fencing bouts
fencing - the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
court - a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played; "players had to reserve a court in advance"
2.piste - a ski run densely packed with snow
skiing - a sport in which participants must travel on skis
ski run, ski trail - trail or slope prepared for skiing
Translations
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piste

[piːst] N (Ski) → pista f

piste

[ˈpiːst] npiste f

piste

n (Ski) → Piste f

piste

[piːst] n (Skiing) → pista
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Debut aout, des usagers d'une piste d'acces a des champs et hameaux de culture pres de la ville de Niakara, avaient mis hors d'etat de nuire un individu suspecte d'appartenir a une bande de coupeurs de route, rappelle-t-on.
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Away from politics, the level of snowfall is also an increasingly important factor with 27% choosing a resort at higher altitude this year to guarantee the best possible piste conditions.
With around 200km of pistes, a plethora of runs of all colours and high-speed lifts it compares favourably with many Alpine resorts for size.
If you have longer in the resort, you can ski to neighbouring Lenk using your area lift pass and also access extensive pistes at Zweisimmen.
Tesco Travel Money, part of the British supermarket based financial services provider Tesco Bank, on Tuesday reported that it has carried out a review into resorts that give the best value skiing per kilometre around the world, to help skiers and snowboarders get the most pistes for their pound.
I'm not sure how they can prove that, but I can confirm that the lifts are plentiful and quick, and the pistes are beautifully-groomed and maintained for every level from green to black.
There are three smaller pistes in the group tutorial area plus strength and conditioning equipment.
We're talking 13 different resorts, more than 650km of marked pistes and about 200 lifts in total, spread over 14 valleys and about 400 square miles.
Here's the deal on pistes and off-piste skiing and riding.
Pistes Sun Valley II (Hermes) and North Face I (Dias) remain closed.
SKI resorts like to flag up the number of kilometres covered by their pistes.