exactly. this is what makes gaper day so fun. tap into your inner gaper and remember how sick even the dumbest skiing is and start fucking around! a fresh mindset with beefed up skills means your gonna have an epic day, especially when added to a few brews.
the day you lose track of your inner gaper is the day skiing stops being fun
Shredded Gore Mountain (Gaper capitol of the east coast) on some hand me down alpine skis decked out in stickers from zumiez, eating shit trying to 5050 everything because i was too much of a bitch to go sideways.
I was never a gaper in the sense of being an idiot and getting in the way/hitting sides of jumps because I knew skatepark etiquette and understood it transferred to parks on the mountain.
However, I dressed like a fucking loser. and in that sense, yes at one point I was a gaper.
I try to do this on a regular basistt, sometimes you'll run into a douch bag who thinks they're doing everything perfectly, but for the most part people are really chill and great full for advice/pointers
My first year skiing park (5 years ago) I didn't have twin tips and would straight air and straight grind jumps and boxes. I tried a few tiny rails too. I dressed in your standard issue columbia jacket and black snowpants with handmedown boots and skis. 5 years later Im the best skier on the mountain. You now know my lifes story.
"Fuck those "LMS if you remember this" "LMS if you brush your teeth" "LMS if you want to fingerblast a hippopotamus into submission" FUCK ALL THOSE FUCKING FUCKERS. WE ALL REMEMBER WHAT A FUCKING RING POP IS."-Forcillo
there'd probably be NOTHING more terrifying than facing an army riding moose. They're fucking huge, aggressive, unpredictable and fast. Mount up.- gordie.$
This exactly. You didn't know you were but you were. When you finally figured it out you changed or you just said the hell with it and kept doing what you liked and stopped caring about people calling you out.