I see where your going, but this argument applies to sons too. its just as expensive, they are pushed to play other easier to access sports (football, basketball, lacrosse, hockey, track, baseball), most adults don't really support their sons learning to freeski either. Not to say parents don't support women and men freeskiers after they get into the sport, but i was never pushed as a child to go try to hit rails or jumps. it was go try soccer, go play football. And it seems the reason corporations don't really support women's freeskiing is due to how boring it is to watch. Not to be rude, but its sucks watching winter x when 8/10 girls bale on anything over a 7, and the winning run is whoever stomps a 9.
TO make my question more clear, Why aren't women interested in competitive or cinematographic freeskiing? the doors wide open! Any girl who loves freeskiing, which do exist, could learn 5's and 7's and make it to the x-games. thats not as easy as i make it sound, but think if that's all it took for males to make it to the highest level? What is driving the progression away from women's freesking?