Tomorrow is one of the single best days of the year for all resort town people whether it’s the minimum wage snow carnies or the bitter local that is officially “over it”. Yes that’s right I’m talking about Gaper Day or April first. A day for all resort town folks to venture out and celebrate yet another wondrous season.
The sad thing is somewhere along the lines the newest generation of snow carnies lost what the day was about. It went from a day of dressing up in horribly bad ski fashion, having some beers with friends, and mocking those that you had to serve every day of the season into some sort of day of being the biggest on snow jackasses. Here’s a photo of the notice the Town of Breckenridge and Breckenridge Ski Resort passed out last week.
Evidently shit keeps going further and further into the crapper as the years progress. When did being overly malicious become the norm for Gaper Day. Sure spraying might be malicious to some but for those in the know that are celebrating it was like slapping a high five and saying, “hey buddy lets party!”, unfortunately now it’s turned into spray everyone, swear at them, and pick fights.
So what when will the original origins of Gaper Day make their presence known again? Who knows but for now we’re left with police officers on hill, 2 year bans if doing anything offensive (even dressing up, which makes me wonder how much that violates some of our constitutional rights here in the U.S.), and drinking (which is understandable).
So I leave you all with this for April 1st, be safe, be smart, and have fun.