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


Up Next

September 17, 2021

TGR presents Mountain Revelations – Teaser

Jeremy Jones, Ryan Hudson, and Rafael Pease went on a 10-day mission in the Chugach Mountains.

September 16, 2021

Nature’s Xanax With Alexis Roland – The Bomb Hole Episode 72

Don’t listen to this one on mute. Follow The Bomb Hole for more.  “Filming for her first video part...

September 16, 2021

Watch the Trailer for Living Room Anywhere in Your House

Cole Navin is in the Living Room! Not your living room, Torment’s Living Room. A new movie dropping this...

September 8, 2021

Red Bull Solves Climate Change with Benny Milam

Well, they didn't solve it, but they made it a bit more entertaining.

August 23, 2021

The Dust Box bridges the gap between Big Bear and Hollywood in WhyUso

The boys of The Dust Box are giving The Bomb Hole a run for their money when it comes...

August 19, 2021

Mild High: The Rome Team at Woodward Copper

Slush-slashing good times in Colorado with the SDS crew.

August 18, 2021

Pro Snowboarders Migrate To Oregon For Summer

What do pro snowboarder’s do when they aren’t attempting to pop wheelies on 50cc dirtbikes in the offseason? This....

August 18, 2021

Dan Brisse – The Bomb Hole: Episode 71

The offices of The Bomb Hole becomes a Brisse spot when the Minnesotan madman jumps in the booth with...

August 16, 2021

Burton – We Ride Together

Celebrating the community of individuals brought together by snowboarding.