A Gaper is…What? A Skier’s Lexicon by Brave Ski Mom

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A Gaper is…What? A Skier’s Lexicon

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Do you know what a “gaper” is? How about “stease” or “stoke” or even “gaper gap?” Are your kids “groms”?

Every sport has specialized vocabulary, short-hand phrases, abbreviations and slang. If it’s not your sport, you may not understand the language (or you may just find it annoying).

Since my sport is skiing, I’ve picked up plenty of slang over the years. Some is fun, some is silly and some I still don’t understand.

So, just for fun (and to because understanding negates annoyance), I’ve put together definitions of some of my favorite ski slang. Please add your favorite words to this list!


ABOUT KRISTEN: Kristen Lummis is the owner, writer and head ski tech at www.braveskimom.com. The mom of two boys in a busy outdoor family, Kristen writes about skiing all year round, tossing in some biking, hiking, parenting and even a bit of reflection during the off-season. While her recreational passion is for all things snow, her real passion is for her family. You can follow the Brave Ski Mom on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.