Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hollow made in the snow by a skier who has fallen backward.

Etymologies

Partial translation of German Sitzmarke : Sitz, act of sitting; see sitz bath + Marke, mark.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • For the first time in my life I heard German words like stembogen, vorlage, and sitzmark-words that you never hear on a ski hill anymore.

    The Vail Trail - All Sections

  • Sitzmark Ski Club: Year-round recreational social club for singles and married couples over 21 years old, (ongoing), www. sitzmark.org.

    JSOnline.com

  • Back then, grooming happened sometimes, on some trails, and on a flat-light day, an uncovered sitzmark, particularly an old one, could slam a guy into the ground in a heartbeat if hit just right.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • "Yeah," I laugh, "if you put a sitzmark in snow this hard, it'd probably kill you.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

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  • Is this the pruny-flesh you get from enjoying a sitz bath too long?

    April 29, 2008