Maybe this has been discussed before, but what really makes one a Gaper.
Is it skill level?
Poor choice in clothing?
The use of ski totes?
This question came to mind due to a post on another forum where this poster came to the conclusion that she will always be a gaper and philosophically came to accept that. She became fed up with fellow skiers who put down causual skiers and actually quit the sport out of, what appeared to be frustration. Mostly with the people she was skiing with.