Originally Posted by SkiFox
As I looked down on the ski hill last weekend from the lodge, I couldn't help but notice the disproportionate number of snowboarders and skiers. There seemed to be three snowboarders for every skier. Do you think skiing will slowly disappear? I don't know of any young people taking up skiing...they are all learning to snowboard because that's the "in" thing. Those of us who ski probably don't want to learn a whole new sport like snowboarding, but what about when we are all gone? Will there only be snowboarders left? I know I didn't ski for 20 years while I was raising my kids, but at that age I wanted to go back to something I knew...not to a new sport. I think all the snowboarders will do the same thing. Maybe some day people will say "Remember when people used to use those "ski" things and those long poles with baskets on the end?" Lets go watch some of the old movies of those funny-looking things!
Where are you skiing?! Do you REALLY think that snowboarding is the "hip new thing?" Did you time-warp back to the late 80's? Most of winter sports growth and progression is in skiing right now! Most new snowriders are getting on skis from what I've seen.
I was just thinking that snowboarding might eventually go away! Skiing is as fresh and new as ever these days....I'm in the year 2007 by the way.