GNAR (the game) Definition

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If you are wondering “What is the definition of GNAR (the game)?” you have come to the right place. On this page we will define GNAR (the game) as well as use it in a sentence or in context as well as outline the origins or etymology of the term GNAR (the game) 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 (the game), please read on.

What does GNAR (the game) mean in ski/snowboard slang

GNAR is an abbreviation used for the game Gaffney’s Numerical Assessment of Radness. This is a game created by Robb Gaffney and Shane McConkey that awards skiers and snowboarders points based on perceived radness when on the mountain. The rules are largely determined by the judges but typically points can be awarded for many things, including shredding gnar, naked laps, and anything sendy bordering on stupid. The goal of GNAR is to have as much fun as possible while also embarrassing yourself.

“Sick naked lap thats 500 GNAR points.”

Similar Terms: Gnar, Gnarly, Shred, Naked lap, Pole whacking


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.