Pronounce This!

Pronounce This!

A pro pronunciation cheat sheet.

Between Scanners, Euros, Quebecois, and high-maintenance Americans, snowboarding has its fair share of pronunciation pitfalls. Just sit through any pro contest—you’ll probably hear five or six different ways of saying a single name from the announcer. And damn, we have to actually spell this stuff! Here’s a little cheat sheet for the next time you want to act like you know what you’re talking about.J.S.

Alex Auchu: Alex O-shoo

Ali Goulet: Ah-lee Goo-lay

Andreas Wiig: Ahn-dray-us Veeg

Anne Molin Kongsgaard: Anne Moe-linn Kongs-gahrd

Eero Ettala: Eh-roe Eh-tah-lah

Eero Niemelà¤: Eh-roe Nee-muh-lah

Fabienne Reuteler: Fah-bi-en Royt-ler

Gaetan Chanut: Gay-tahn Shah-new

Giacomo Kratter: Jock-omo Krah-ter

Gigi Rüf: Ghee-ghee Roof

Iikka Bà¤ckström: Ee-kah Back-strome

Jaako Seppà¤là¤: Yah-ko Sepp-ah-lah

Jari Tuoriniemi: Yah-rie Too-ruh-neem-y

Jussi Oksanen: Yu-see Ok-sah-nen

Kjersti Buaas: Sher-sty Bu-ahz

Lauri Heiskari: Low-ry High-skah-ry

Mason Aguirre: May-sun Ah-geer-y

Paavo Tikkanen: Pah-vo Tee-kah-nen

Vinzenz Lüps: Vin-senz Loops

Wille Yli-Luoma: Vee-lay Oo-lee-Loo-oh-mah

Wolle Nyvelt: Vo-lay Nie-velt