Yeah but what is a gaper? Is a gaper the guy who leaves a 30% tip for dinner jsut to support the cause of the kid who is struggleing to stay in town and have a good time and cuz he did a good job for you at dinner even though the kid was asleep at the wheel?
Is the gaper the guy who goes into the boot fitter adn comes out with a nice new set of footbeds that dont make a bit of difference over the last foot bed but smiles anyway?
Is the gaper the guy who flies into town, rents a car, or takes the crappy death ride shuttle from the airport and tips the guy big?
Is the gaper the guy whos skis get runover by a cool local studly dude whos dad is footing the bill anyway?
Is the gaper the guy who buys a timeshare?
Oh yeah the gaper is the guy who pays 200$ for a dinner that is nowhere as good as you would get in chicago for $100?
Is the gaper the guy who dreams about skiing mountains everyday of the year until that very moment that he finally gets there and truly apprieciates every moment far beyond what the jaded local ever will?
When a gaper vacations in say florida the car is 150, the condo 125/night, plane maybe 350, dinner 100$, no lift tickets, no gear.
In colorado the car is $500, teh condo is $350/night, dinner is $250, lifts are like $750, Plane is $400, lessons for kids are at least that.....Per person.....
so? Gapers are making your lifestyle possible....and we are happy to do it.....we live our lives vicariously through you and when you give us minimalist anwers to our questions and when you dont give us a fair shake and when you dont look out for us on the mountain, we are disappointed in what we idealise as the perfect life.
And when you treat us mellow, let us slip by, let us have our love for the mountains, you are idealised in our minds. But when you want to clown us, we have a name for you too.
I find that most locals have no idea about what the costs are for a family to come to your area. Most moved "out west" before they ever had a family and vacations were something mom and dad just covered no problem BECAUSE THEY LOVED YOUR MOUNTAINS TOO.
Whatever, most young locals who want to have attitude toward me and my stupid ways dont have a clue about what makes their lifestyle possible. What is the name for that guy? What is his name?