was snowboarding illegal

Was Snowboarding Illegal? Surely not?

by Fraser

Was snowboarding illegal when it was first invented? After all, it certainly was not welcome at ski resorts!

Snowboarding was not illegal when it was invented, however it was certainly not widely accepted. Many years after it’s inception, snowboarding was finally allowed in mainstream ski resorts.  

This was covered in detail in my article considering when snowboarding was first allowed at ski resorts.

So why does everyone always think snowboarding was illegal? 

Well, because it was initially met with shock and horror from skiers all over the world! Skiers initially hated snowboarding, fearing that the “outlandish” snowboarding youths would cause trouble on the slopes.

Not to worry though, snowboarding is now (mostly) accepted and here to stay. 

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