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Snowboarding going downhill in popularity

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:55:18 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 28 2013 08:08:04 AM EST

Snowboarding Decline


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.