A true Gaper is one who wears their ski pants and sometimes even jeans tucked into their unbuckled ski boots with their power straps flapping. They always ski down a flat slope as far in the backseat as they can get, sometimes even trying to be as cool as a ski racer and attempting a "tuck." Some even try to be Superman and take off down the run with all they're 80's jackets unzipped. Gapers almost always put the bar down on the chairlift and ask the lifty to slow down the high speed detachable quad. The word "gaper" comes from both the acronym guaranteed accident prone on every run and the famous "gaper gap" between the helmet/hat and the goggles. Gapers somehow manage to have yardsales on the flattest bunny slopes. A yardsale is when the skier crashes and all their gear goes flying, landing scattered across the run. Gapers always stop in blind spots on runs, just below knolls and jumps. It seems that everything they do to try and be cooler makes them look even more stupid.
"God I hate goggle tans but you know what's even worse? A gaper gap tan."

"Hey watch out for that gaper!"

"You would think they would have a brain freeze by now you know with that massive gaper gap and his jacket's even unzipped!"
by skiiergal77 April 11, 2012
A gaper is a skiier or snowboarder who is completely clueless. Usually distiungished by their bright colored clothes and a gaper gap, the gap between goggles and a helment/hat. Gapers also do the "Gaper Tuck" which is an attempt at being a ski racer by tucking, however, it is done incorrectly with the poles sticking straight up like thunderbolts and lighting, very very frightning! Gapers also sit at the bottom of jumps and try and go big off table tops in the park.
1. My eyes are burning from that gapers bright colored clothes.
2. I fell off the chair laughing at that gaper tuck.
3. Did you just see that gaper getting landed on because he was sitting like a dumbass at the landing of a jump.
by Abe W January 03, 2006
A skier or snowboarder who sucks and is usually spotted wearing clothing from 1983, but other clothing styles for them do exist. A dead giveaway of a gaper is when their pants are tucked into their boots and the famous "Gaper Gap" (a gap between the helmet/hat and the goggles). Gapers sometimes temporarily inhabit the entrance to a terrain park. They will sit on their ass for a good 5-10 minutes talking about what they are going to do of a that "jump" or "rail" while everyone behind them goes before them and they stare at them with their mouth gaped open. Once they finally decide to leave their home at the entrance of the terrain park, the gaper will eventually decide to either roll over the jump and mess up all the lips, or they will try and actually hit the jump. If this occurs, they generally end up coming up half way short of the landing on their ass and yardsale, while the person behind them runs them over and/or yells at them. Gapers may also make turns or snowplow down green runs and sometime try to act cool by crouching and sticking their ski poles in the air but are totally oblivioius to the fact that they look even more stupid than they previously were. Gapers often find themselves on the top of a black diamond run because they are dumbasses and can't read a map. When they approach the run, they may either turn around, stare at it, sit down on the top of it, or just simply walk down the side of it. Gapers often have trouble getting on and off lifts and the lift operator gets really frustrated with them because he is required to stop the lift. A fun game to play while skiing or riding behind a gaper is called "Follow the Gaper". The game is played by following the gaper's path and looking as bad as they are. The game will usually last until they identify your presence, however it is possible to extend the game even past this point.
That gaper just stopped the lift when he got on and off of it!

That gaper's Salomon Symbio rear-entry ski boots are so sick!
by Scabby Anderson January 18, 2009
A beginner skier or snowboarder who has no clue as to what they're doing on the mountain. They crash all over the place and get in your way. Refered to as a gaper because of the gap between their hat and goggles, also known as a gaper-gap. See also Guppy
I couldn't ski fast because I was too busy dodging all the gapers
by BDP December 09, 2004
a term used by dbags to degrade new skiers in an effort to boost their own self esteem. you can usually spot them staring at others while on a liftchair or defining the word 'gaper' on urbandictionary.com
Douche#1: Hey bro, that gaper just ate it on that rail.
Douche#2: Totes bro, we'll get to check out all the gapers while we sit on top of the hill in front of the terrain park all day.
by realtalk_deuces December 18, 2010
an asshole that's been used and abused so often that it doesn't readily close when an object (penis, dildo, zucchini, etc.) is removed from it.
"This porn whore is a vet! she's got a gaper!"
by Stefan the terrible June 12, 2004
A person found at ski resorts that:
1. is not from anywhere near the resort
2. Looks like an idiot on the mountain and takes gigantic turns on flat cat tracks
3. is totally oblivious to the fact that they look like an idiot and are skiing icy bumps directly under the lift when there is powder stashed all over mountain, or stashed in the trees right next to them.

Known for the "gaping" space between their hat and goggles.
Oh no! its presidents day weekend? The gapers will be out in full swing putting up yard sales.
by zillaman February 25, 2007
G.A.P.E.R is an acronym for a skier or snowboarder that stands for: guaranteed accident prone on every run. They can be spotted at at the landing of jumps just out of view for those dropping, cutting people off on runs, running into people, falling off lifts, and generally making a fool of themselves. They are usually dressed in 80's ski gear or brand new gear that they spent way to much money on and have the trademark gaper gap between the goggles and hat and many times the pants are tucked into the boots.
Dude I just got snaked by that gaper

I almost landed right on that gaper in the landing of that jump
by snowsurfer September 03, 2009

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