Gaper Day Definition

Published by Harry Sowers on

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

What does Gaper Day mean in ski/snowboard slang

Gaper day is the day of the year where locals dress like gapers/jerrys and act the part of these stereotypes (total idiots). Typically Gaper day will take place in the later season when the weather is warmer and will involve a nontrivial amount of pond skimming. Gaper day has been reported as one of the funnest days of skiing you can have on the mountain.

“Did you clean your jeans for gaper day?”

Similar Terms: Apres ski, Pond Skim


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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.