I was at the dentist this morning and I picked up a newer sports illustrated with Chloe Kim on the cover. I glanced through it and I don’t think I saw a single about slopestyle or pipe skiing. There was maybe one blurb about moguls but nothing compared to the likes of the pipe snowboarders which had like 4 pages of content.
This just reinforced something that I’ve always thought about: Park skiing does not get nearly the same outside attention that snowboarding does. There isn’t nearly as much about it in popular media. People who don’t participate in either sport think that snowboarding is cooler. Almost every snowboarder on insta has substantially more followers than skiers. These people are uncultured, Park skiing looks way cooler. Even my snowboard friends admit that skiing looks cooler than snowboarding in the park.
Jut wanted to hear y’all’s thoughts. Maybe there has been a thread about this in the past but I tried searching and couldn’t find one. If there is maybe someone could link me to it.