The word "après-ski" has 2 meanings. We all know the first meaning: the celebrating and partying at the bottom of the slope. However for the French this word also has another meaning. In France people mean moonboots, in other words snow boots, when they talk about après-ski. This is because you put on your boots après (after) you have skied.
Many will know that this is does not mean train station, seen as train station is "la gare" in French. The word petrol station, however, does include the word station. But we refer to petrol station as la station d’essence. So what does “La Station” mean in French? If a Frenchman sitting next to you during lunch asks: "Que pensez-vous de la station?" he is asking you what you think of the ski village or the ski resort.
Literally translated, this is a snowplow. But this word also means the plow bend of novice skiers, known to us as the "pizzapoint". The French also use the expression "le chapeau pointu", the pointed hat, when talking about this turn.
Le masque en le casque
You will come across both words whilst enjoying your ski or snowboarding holiday in France. Un masque is the French word for ski goggles and le casque means the ski helmet.