IThe way i see it ending up is the way Skateboarding has kind of plateued.(Spelling). During the 1990's and early 2000's the amount of progression and how fast new tricks were coming out was INSANE. Now in 2009, it seems like MOST (not all) Halfpipe runs and street look like they were 5 years back. Don't get me wrong, Skateboarding still has new insane shit coming out of it, but it is no way near how it was before. It seems like skiing is going to perfectly match this. Idk, all theory.
Example of this:
Oh and freeskiing is going to get as popular as skateboarding too. JUST WAIT
Nice topic. The thing I'm scared of is that professional skiing will become so "out there" and distant that the average skiier won't be able to relate to it anymore. So hopefully pros won't be throwing triple cork 16's and such anytime soon.
"Freeskiing will never stop progressing"
Dumbest thing ever. Eventually freeskiing will die as something else new comes out. Look at moguls, ski ballet, hell even ski racing, aerials, snow-blading, and skiercross. All these sports that were incredibly popular and people kept saying "Oh, they will never die" but they obviously did.
There comes a point in 'extreme sports' where you just can't do anything more. Like look at skiing now. Most people who 'freeski' have been skiing since they were little (as gapers only a few times a year) and have been skiing park for 3 years or so! It already takes years to get even somewhat good. And tricks are just getting bigger and bigger and more dangerous and eventually its going to level off. The safety equipment is definitly not catching up with the level of skiing.
Hell maybe I'm wrong. I mean like big mountain skiing and surfing have been around forever but I just don't see freeskiing as staying forever. Like eventually there will be something new and mountains will no longer have terrain parks at least in the same sense.