Disclosure: I ski and snowboard.
We live in a country where a private business cannot discriminate against someone b/c of their race, sexuality, appearance (which to some degree, is a choice), political inclinations (which certainly is a choice), religious affiliation (again, choice), gender (technically, a choice!
)...yet, a ski resort can tell you that you cannot come there based on what you choose to strap to your feet. It makes no sense, whatsoever. And we can bring up the whole boarders scrape snow off the runs, are all young a-holes, etc arguments all we want. But at the end of the day, the resort is punishing the competent, polite snowboarders out there (yes, they exist) while still allowing the rude, incompetent skiers (yes, some of them exist too) to ski at these very same resorts.
Stupid policy. Period. IMHO.