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Gaper-Day is a mountain tradition that takes place in ski resorts across North America. It is the day when locals can dress in the most ridiculous outfits and pretend to be like their gaper counterparts. Their getup can range from no or very limited clothing (only shorts) to the most retro ski attire there is. It is like the April Fools' Day of the mountain. It normally occurs around April, when the snow starts melting and the temperatures are warmer.

According to a local reporter at Jackson Hole Ski Resort, Gaper-Day "is a Spring right [sic] of passage for those who live in mountain towns. It is a day that can provide large amounts of entertainment as locals do their best to poke a little fun at the tourists with which they have dealt throughout the season."[1]

Resorts that partake in Gaper-Day:


  1. ^ "Gaper Day Jackson Hole". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
  2. ^ "Gaper Day Jackson Hole | Jackson Hole Activities | Hotel Terra". Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  3. ^ "Purgatory's patrons celebrate the end". Retrieved 2015-07-15. External link in |website= (help)
  4. ^ "Gaper Day Park City Mountain Resort". Retrieved 2015-07-15.
  5. ^ "On the Hill: Gaper Day on Vail Mountain |". The VailDaily. Retrieved 2015-07-15.
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