so many great surfing terms from So Cal in the 60's, 70's. They work perfectly for skiing in my opinion, and in Tahoe there is a strong connection between surfing and skiing, due to proximity to both mountains and ocean and similarities in skills employed. Of course I've forgotten most of the great terms, another part of the culture. maybe groovy, bitchin', etc, little help? Some words came out of the Jazz or beatnick culture, some from ethnic parts of the urban culture (bro), maybe some from the prison sub-culture, etc, but I forgot those also. cool and man probably from Jazz.
About the look that goes with it all, I have to say that this shift in fashion was necessary. The tight stretch pants and elaborate detailing of jackets was started in Europe. In North America, moving in a different direction with the sport in the 90's to some extent, something had to go. It is a rebellion against euro-culture-skiing, wealthy participants involved in the lifestyle of mid-day blauwein and fondeau.