A helicopter with skis for landing on snow and ice.
Ski a mountain slope.
Origin of ski
- Norwegian from Old Norse skīdh stick, snowshoe skei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Norwegian ski, related to Old Norse skÃÃ° (“stick of wood, snowshoe"), from Proto-Germanic *skÄ«dÄ… (“stick"), from Proto-Indo-European root *skei- (“to cut, split") (see also shed). Cognate with Old English scid (“stick of wood") (obsolete English shide), Old High German skit (Modern German Scheit (“log")).