Shred Definition

Published by Harry Sowers on

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

What does Shred mean in ski/snowboard slang

To shred or shredding is defined as skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking or participating in any extreme sport or activity. Shred can also be used to mean tearing up a line or trail and look really good doing it. Shred can be used in the same situations and is a synonymn to both shralp and rip.

“Do you want to shred today?”
“You shredded that line bro!”

Similar Terms: Rip, 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.