yeah it kinda has, the whole comp part of freeskiing has atleast, just look at simon.
but for alot of people no, i know tons of kids who just dont give a shit about how good they are compared to others, getting spansurizers, how forced they can afterbang, showing up the other skiers, and doing the most technical stuff they can. and just ride around doing whatever the fuck they want and making the most creative shit they can out of anything.
last year, i went into the season wanting to get really good, i had all these goals and hopes to win tons of comps and get sponsors and shit, then about 3 months into the season, after working super hard and trying to get really really good, i just realized how dumb it was.
i just said fuck it and stopped trying anything i didnt want, and just started cruizing around doing whatever comes to mind. instead of going up to a jump and planning out how your gonna do your sw 9 with this grab and stomp it like this, just going up to the jump and almost deciding in the air what your actually doing is so much more fun, so much cooler stuff comes out of you when you ski that way, like 3 to knuckle to 180 on small jumps, tail taps on the knuckle to 180's. flag bonks on the landings, just coming up with new stuff every time you hit something. its so much fun. though the best place to ski like that is the BC. doesnt have to be a pow day but just cruizing around finding anything to jump or jib and making something sick out of it. like the coolest this year was we found a part of a t-bar where it comes back down the mountain (so nobody is on it and nobody can see you) where its like 3 feet off the ground with a wind lip to pop off, so we spend like 2 hours tapping and even jumping on and riding it in different ways.
i think skiing is gonna have a whole new style soon, now its mostly the comp style skiers, and the film style skiers, and there is a new do whatever the fuck i want type of skier thats popping out everywhere, hot lunch and the nimbus crew are sorta doing it, and its awesome!