tree bashing

n.
Skiers' slang for skiing in the trees that divide the slopes on a mountain.
Example Citation:
The term tree bashing is a bit of a dark joke, a reminder of just how dangerous a thing it is to do.
—Rick Reilly, " Slippery Slopes: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1142802/index.htm," Sports Illustrated, January 19, 1998
Earliest Citation:
Common sense ought to keep skiers from "tree bashing," the
practice of heading off the course for a game of dodging trees, but
some daredevils do it anyway.
—Edward M. Eveld, "Injuries are no way to spend vacation," The Kansas City Star, November 13, 1994
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