I’m not sure I agree with this.  From my personal observation on the slopes, it seems to be as popular as ever.  But this article is based mostly on sales figures, so maybe you boarders just need to get out there and buy a new ride!


Ski vs SnowboardFor about two decades, that was the way of the winter world: Snowboarding was by and for kids — at one point it rescued a moribund ski industry in the 1990s — and was seemingly destined to grow forever.

Ski-Snowboard duelBut, the ball has taken another unexpected bounce, as snowboarders have been bailing out in droves.  Whether it’s technology, culture, demographics, or some

combination, the trend is clear that snowboarding, once in skyrocketing ascent, has leveled and even declined in many markets.