finderYou could say the same thing about how many people have pointed out how good refresh was, and don't even get me started about how many people bitch and moan about how much they miss the 'gangsta thugg dayz' of skiing and how everyone is apparently a future spinning prick. My point was that skiing could still be more in the public eye. Horgasm (Torstein Horgmo's 35 min movie) has 4.6M views which is pretty good for a skateboarding equivalent movie on youtube. Snowboarding is just as easily accessible as snowboarding, so my point still stands. Some jerry from Texas might see s ski segment some day and think "wow, that looks pretty cool".
But that jerry from texas can't easily just roll to the slopes tomorrw and give it a shot. He could go and buy a skateboard or borrow one from the million people there with skateboards.
Could he take a trip up to CO? Of course. Lots of people do it, but you're less likely to get into it if it isn't accessible. I feel like more people that dont surf want to surf than with skiing. Some people will take it up on vacations to the coast (that revilve around just surfing) Many people will never try it, even if theyve been to the beach.
Taking a trip to the mtns in winter for somebody who doesnt have food winter gear probably based around trying skiing which might suck is less likely.
There are skateparks everywhere these days. Or mini ramps in someones garage, or street spots to hit.
You could get a good used complete for 50 bucks. It costs nothing to ride around your driveway or town. Many skateparks are free. Other than some decent shoes you dont need anything.
Even if a city legit has a free ski hill with some park features it's still way less accessible than skateboarding