Gaper Definition

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

What does Gaper mean in ski/snowboard slang

A gaper is a derogatory term used to describe a skier or snowboarder who is clueless to the ways of the mountain or mountain life in general. A few ways to identify them include gaper gaps, jeans, Texas suitcases, as well as general demeanor. They are often looked down upon by locals and even 10 day pass buying Jerrys, but it’s important to remember that everyone has been a gaper at some point in their life, and they’re just out there trying to learn and have fun.

“Look at that gaper over there walking up the run to grab his pole.”

Similar Terms: Jerry, Gaper gap, Texas suitcase, Gaper day


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.