Yard Sale Definition

Published by Harry Sowers on

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

What does Yard Sale mean in ski/snowboard slang

A yard sale is defined as a type of crash in which a skier crashes and loses all of their equipment. The term originates from the fact that the skier will leave all of their belongings strewn across the slope which mimics how things are put out in a yard sale. This type of crash involves the skier double-ejecting from their skis, dropping their poles and having to conduct a walk up shame back up the hill to retrieve everything. In the worst cases, goggles may fall off or the skier may tomahawk down the mountain. The ideal spot for a yard sale to happen is directly under the chairlift.

“Man I gotta get out of here I just yard saled right under the chairlift.”

Similar Terms: Tomahawk, Double-ejection, Half-send


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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.