Increase in popularity
-sport became more popular
Not allowed at ski resorts
-thought they were dangerous
-older skiers did not want younger boarders on hills
Snowboarders go to backcountry
-away from patrolled resorts

By the 1980s, snowboarding had become very popular. However, most ski resorts did not allow snowboarding because they thought it was too dangerous. Since many snowboarders were young, many older skiers did not want them on the ski hills. The snowboarders had to go to the backcountry, away from patrolled resorts. Next