A sliding, as down a snow slope.
A dance step consisting of a glide or slide to one side.
A descending technique in which climbers slide down a slope either on their feet, as with skiing, or on their buttocks in a sitting position.
Literally, to slide down a snowfield on one's feet, belly, or bottom, usually while using an ice axe as a brake. Glissades can be a valuable means of rapidly descending a snowy slope; however, the technique is not without peril, and should not be considered unless the slope angle is moderate and the runout (in the event of uncontrolled descent) is safe
A quick method of descending a snowfield, in which the climber sits, crouches or stands, with an ice axe ready for self-arrest, and slides down the slope. In the sitting or crouching position, the tail of the axe can be used as a rudder to control direction and speed.
A sliding step, beginning and ending in fifth position.
descending moderate snow slopes under control by sliding on one's feet or rump.
An exhilarating (or terrifying, depending on the circumstances) slide down snow or ice on one's feet or backside.
sliding down a slope in a sitting, crouching, or standing position, often performed using an ice-ax to control direction and speed
Glissading is the usually voluntary act of descending a steep slope of snow in a controlled manner either for the sheer thrill of the ride and/or to bypass tedious scree. Glissading is an alternative to plunge stepping and also cuts down on descent time.