Now that skis are getting so easy to use the Los Angeles Times says many people are ditching snowboards, according to a business story titled Snowboarding craze cools as new designs make skiing easier.
Sales of snowboards and snowboard equipment have slipped 21% over the last four years, while sales of skis have climbed 3% in the same period, according to SnowSports Industries America, a trade group that tracks the $3.5-billion snow sports and apparel industry. . . Baby boomers aren’t the only ones bailing. Last season alpine skiing replaced snowboarding as the most popular snow sport among kids ages 6 to 17, according to the trade group.
We’re reminded of something crusty surfers are always overheard saying, “Fewer surfers means more waves for me.”
[Link: LA Times]