Rip Definition

Published by Harry Sowers on

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

What does Rip mean in ski/snowboard slang

To rip is a versatile verb that can mean a number of different things on the mountain. In some cases it simply means to go skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking or to participate in any extreme sport.
In other cases to rip or ripping is to tear up a line or trail at high speed and look really good doing it.

“Do you want to rip today?”
“Holy s***, that chick rips.”

Similar Terms: Shred, Send, Shralp


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.