3. Dimitrije Milovich Starts the First Modern Snowboard Company
Dimitrije Milovich, an east-coast surfer, was introduced to snow sliding in 1970, and two years later, dropped out of Cornell to move to Utah and start his own snowboard company, Winterstick.
The bindingless boards were heavily influenced by surfboards and were sold in 11 countries. However, they proved a tough sell, and by 1987, Milovich had no choice but to gracefully bow out. His legacy, however, lives on…