Gnar Definition

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If you are wondering “What is the definition of Gnar?” you have come to the right place. On this page we will define Gnar as well as use it in a sentence or in context as well as outline the origins or etymology of the term Gnar when used in the context of skiing and snowboarding. Skiing and snowboarding is famous for having a high amount of jargon much like other similar sports (skateboarding, surfing, mountain-biking, etc.).

To look up other terms check out our dictionary of ski and snowboard jargon here. For the definition of Gnar, please read on.

What does Gnar mean in ski/snowboard slang

Gnar can be used as both a noun and an adjective. Gnar is the shortened version of gnarly and shares largely the same meaning. In the adjective form is describes anything extreme, super intense, sendy, or otherwise badass. In its noun form it is anything that is gnarly or insane, which is usually terrain. One of the most common usages is in the term “shred the gnar.”

For the definition of G.N.A.R the game, click here.

“Wanna go shred some more gnar?”

Similar Terms: Shred, Sendy, Gnarly, G.N.A.R.


Harry Sowers

Harry grew up outside of Denver Colorado and has been skiing and snowboarding since he was 3. He is most passionate about skiing and when he was in college at UC Boulder he even participated in the olympic trials for the USA Olympic Downhill Ski team.