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Old 12-16-2009, 10:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Seen a fashion disaster at your hill? snap a pic and add to the Gaper collection. The best are Texans visiting Colorado who drag out their 1970`s onsies.

If you are wondering what a Gaper is, this article from Vail does a good job defining this ski resort creature:

'You gotta deal with the gapers' | VailDaily.com



Here is a fine example of the Gaper:





Snowboarders get into Gaper too....




Of course most resorts have a "Gaper Day" in the spring. It is a real hoot. You usually go to Goodwill and find the most hideous outdated ski suit and go for it. Here is a great Gaper Day video from Breckenridge:

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Old 12-16-2009, 10:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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1970`s ski fashion...the age of horrid fashion sense.....






Princess Leia Ski Beanie:




Ummm....okay....




Early 80`s but still interesting...



Yeah, the 70`s were pretty bad....
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Unfortunately this "problem" will probably never go away...and covers all aspects of fashion, including sunglasses.



Sadly, I use to own a pair of these. ( don't tell anyone )
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I think the pink beanie really just compliments that overall look; well, that and the mullet.......
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Wow.....It`s like Flash Dance on snow....

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