Posted by: Feet Banks
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With the longest ski season in North America Whistler always celebrates the last day in style. "Gaper Day" is a local tradition that includes dressing up in costume and skiing/riding all the "great lines that are usually buried underneath all that pesky snow."
Rock skiing, grass sliding and tree jibbing are the tricks du jour and while there is still plenty of snow to be had (including a few centimetres of fresh up top) Gaper Day is really all about goofing around and having fun with the people you've been ripping pow with the past six months.
The Insider was on the scene and shot this video of Gaper Day 2013. So long winter, hello summer. (But don't worry snow fanatics, Summer skiing on Blackcomb's Horstman glacier starts up June 22, 2013.)