The ski season at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has come to a close. The chairlifts are resting, the remaining snow is piling up untouched, and the animals are able to run free without the usual barrage skiers and snowboarders.
Although the mountain is now quiet, it wasn't always this way. Just a few weeks ago Jackson Hole locals woke early, donned their favorite costumes, and headed to the mountain for Gaper Day.
This mountain town celebration is a light-hearted jab at the tourists who have been flooding in for months – often times with attire worth a second-glance.
Naturally, the Give'r Team led by Gaper Day enthusiast Hugh Bette had to take part in the festivities. Pulling into the parking lot, the energy was already at an all-time high. Skiers wearing tutus and snowboarders wearing jorts and wigs made their way to the chairlifts, eager to find the powder high above the spring slush.
Gaper Day at JHMR is an experience worth enjoying. After running a few laps of their own, the Give'r Team found their way to the top of the "Thunder Bumps" run where the locals had been gathering for hours to bask in the sun, enjoy a tasty beverage, and celebrate another fantastic ski season.
Give’r Neck Coozies, Beanies, Croakies, and Headbands found their way into the hands of the "best-dressed" riders, and good vibes were spread to all.
As the evening came to a close, the team reflected on the day agreeing that it was one to remember for the ages.
Cheers to a great season!