When you think of the word 'skiing' or its unmarked translation equivalent in your native language, what form of skiing is the most prominent that first associate with the word?

@Stoori My sons grew up bilingual in German (the local dialect) and English in Austria, but they learned skiing with their Austrian grandparents, so that vocabulary was only in German.
When my sister in the US asked my son if he skies downhill many years ago, he was mystified, because he didn't know that term in English. He sarcastically replied, "No, I ski uphill, what do you think?"

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