Corduroy Definition

Published by Harry Sowers on

If you are wondering “What is the definition of Corduroy?” you have come to the right place. On this page we will define Corduroy as well as use it in a sentence or in context as well as outline the origins or etymology of the term Corduroy when used in the context of skiing and snowboarding. Skiing and snowboarding is famous for having a high amount of jargon much like other similar sports (skateboarding, surfing, mountain-biking, etc.).

To look up other terms check out our dictionary of ski and snowboard jargon here. For the definition of Corduroy, please read on.

What does Corduroy mean in ski/snowboard slang

Corduroy refers to the grooves that appear on a groomed run. There’s nothing a middle-aged skier loves more than carving up some fresh corduroy. Many snowboarders often find themselves leafing down any corduroy as an act of spite against skiers.

“Look at all that fresh corduroy”

Similar terms: Powder stash, Jerry, Gaper, Chinese downhill


Harry Sowers

Harry grew up outside of Denver Colorado and has been skiing and snowboarding since he was 3. He is most passionate about skiing and when he was in college at UC Boulder he even participated in the olympic trials for the USA Olympic Downhill Ski team.