Definition of sitzmark in English:


Syllabification: sitz·mark
Pronunciation: /ˈsitsˌmärk


  • An impression made in the snow by a skier falling backward.
    More example sentences
    • Fill in and level sitzmarks or other depressions so as not to create a hazard for others.
    • Thousands left their sitzmarks on the deep powder slopes of California's Sierras and Washington's Cascade range.
    • I skidded over some large rocks near the top, putting some nasty nicks in my edges and generating a string of ugly sitzmarks.


1930s: from German sitzen 'sit' + the noun mark1.

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