The old man rocking a neon gaper suit
I agree totally! The point that I was trying to make was that skiing's "image" to an outsider/non-skier is getting damaged by the perception that it is only a sport for rich, old folks. That type of image is not what we need to get new, younger people into the sport. The industry should not die with the baby boomers!!!
Perhaps snowboarding is the "cool" recruiter, and that eventually these young boarders will come around and realize in time, that skiing is steezin' cool too... if not, they're still paying for lift tickets and helping everybody's cause.