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Snowboarding going downhill in popularity

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Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:55:18 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 28 2013 07:08:04 AM CST

Snowboarding Decline

LONGSWAMP TWP., Pa. -

Sunday's weather held picture perfect conditions for people on the slopes. But a surprising trend is hitting ski resorts…Snowboarding is declining in popularity.

Boarding became all the rage two decades ago with its edgey attitude and bad-boy image. Now a days, winter sports lovers are looking for other alternatives.

"Snowboarding has been on the decline in popularity for about the last 7 or 8 years now," said Bear Creek Ski Resort's Rental Manager Jeffrey Zellner.

"It became a very mainstream sport. Where it used to have a an edge that was sort of like a counter-culture."

At one point, a third of Bear Creek's visitors were snowboarders. Officials say that number is going downhill fast.