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post #31 of 34

So how about some terms of endearment? Weebles is a good one that describes the very young kids following their coach around the resort. They are all dressed in bright colors and their helmets bob around like those little characters in the toy school bus. I love seeing them out and about on the hill.

post #32 of 34
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When I first started ski bumming in Western Canada decades ago we used the term Gorb or Gorby. It is not an acronym. It is a made up word and refers to anyone who is not a local or staff, so even if you are a 100 day/year skier at your local mountain, when you visit another ski area you are a Gorb. The realization that at some place or time, everyone is a Gorb tends to remove the smugness of the term and bring it back to its true meaning: Anyone who is a member of the skiing public. I don't think the term is still in use today.

 

IMO the word guest is over used in the hospitality industry. I work at a demo centre and I refer to my customers as... customers, because if they truly were my guests then they wouldn't be paying for the rental skis, they would be free.

 

Also, I never heard of the term Gaper until I joined EpicSki...I guess that means I are one.

I've heard of GOBs; Geeks On Boards, but never Gorb.

 

Anyway, I can't believe your a "Pro" gaper; I'm a WAY bigger gaper than you!:D

post #33 of 34
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When I first started ski bumming in Western Canada decades ago we used the term Gorb or Gorby. It is not an acronym. It is a made up word and refers to anyone who is not a local or staff, so even if you are a 100 day/year skier at your local mountain, when you visit another ski area you are a Gorb. The realization that at some place or time, everyone is a Gorb tends to remove the smugness of the term and bring it back to its true meaning: Anyone who is a member of the skiing public. I don't think the term is still in use today.

 

One of the level 4s at a new hire clinic I attended out west a few years ago told everyone to cover their Gorby Gaps before teaching. (the open spot between your helmet and goggles.) He was an easterner, around 35 at the time.

 

A club name out here that strikes me as somewhat funny is "Just For Fun" - which sounds casual, but it's almost entirely made up of instructors working hard on getting their level 3s. (I hope to join it this winter.)

post #34 of 34
Thanks everyone for opening my eyes. I now realize that the appellation I have chosen for myself on here, while obviously self - deprecating, is offensive. Since apparently I can't change it now, I'll just log out and not use it any more. So long and thanks for all the advice.
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