What skiers thought of snowboarding in 1985

Snowboarding has come a long way in 30 years. This is a news segment from Canada’s CBC back in 1985, and it’s full of incredible quotes from what people thought of “skiboarders” back in the day. They certainly didn’t like us too much. We infiltrated skiing’s lifestyle, and snowboarding broke the mold of what mountain culture was during that time. It shook shit up. These are the attitudes that helped snowboarding flourish.

Look at us now.

“They’re dangerous. If one of these skateboards, ski-boards, whatever they’re called, hit a person… They’d break their leg.”

“Even if snowboarding is just another California fad, the people who work on local ski hills say, ‘one season is one too many.'”

“If these boards become more popular, there’s gonna be more hassles, more confrontation, so we just like to say we don’t want them at all.”

This will never get old.

Watch also: Bonfire Free Range, a short film

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