After almost 2 decades of growth and revitalizing ski resorts, the number of snowboarders has fallen sharply in the past few years according to a NY Times report. There are many reasons; the once rebellious sport has matured along with its participants who are now starting families with less time to ride, freestyle skiing on twin-tip and fat skis have made skiing cool again, and many female riders are leaving the sport altogether as they get older.

Basically its not as cool as it used to be, and the new generation is once again starting on skis but not switching to snowboards in their teens.

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