Gaper Day – Whistler Ski Season Ends With a Bang.

Gaper Day – Whistler Ski Season Ends With a Bang.


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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.)

Whistler Gaper Day

Feet Banks

Feet Banks

Feet Banks moved to Whistler at age 12 so his parents could live the dream and ski as much as possible. He ended up living it too. After leaving home Feet did a few good stints in warmer climates and 4 years of writing school before returning to the mountains to make ski movies, hammer out a journalism career and avoid the 9-5 lifestyle as long as possible. He’s been a hay farmer, a hole digger, a magazine editor and has a jump named after him on Blackcomb Mountain, Feet’s Air. It’s tiny.

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