Back when snowboarding was still as young as Berlusconi’s girlfriends (well, younger to be fair), most of the existing ski resorts refused to let snowboarders ride the lifts, which was a massive slap in the face to our vibrant, upcoming sport and let’s face it, a huge dick-move.
By 1983 this slowly began to change, with Stratton, Vermont opening its doors to snowboarders. When they finally realised that we aren’t all drug addicted gutter punks on a mission to ‘scrape away the snow for the skiers’, many other resorts followed suit.
By 1990, 476 resorts allowed snowboarding and today only a handful still don’t. At least the few totally moronic, narrow minded skiers that are still around will be contained in just a few resorts…