5. Ski Resorts Open Their Doors to Snowboarders

A look at some of the key moments that have shaped snowboarding into what it is today


colarado ski mapBack 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…

  1. Keith

    i feel like halldor should be on this list somewhere…

  2. Oscar

    Yeah, maybe in ten years.

  3. Teo

    I was there in -96 and I’m still snowboarding every weekend in the winters.i

  4. Brandon

    JP did the first double cork. Should probably mention his and Jeremy’s influence as well as Love/Hate’s obvious influence. And Scott E Wittlake


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