Skiing, an Industry of Poverty

by theabortionator
Jan 1st 2020 - 47 comments

Local doesn't always mean things are all fine and dandy but it's worth checking out. While you look for the raddest terrain and cheapest deals(which I still absolutely encourage) look at the local hills and consider supporting one. Being a small business doesn't mean it's a good business, but if you can find a combo of the two, you're fueling your passion and supporting the local economy.

5 Month Old Ski Prodigy Is Better Than You

by theabortionator
Jun 6th 2018 - 14 comments

We talked to Erica Wright and her father Jerry about her skiing, and why she's such a threat to the comp scene. With an unprecedented arsenal of tricks, it's obvious why her parents will keep her in nearly road the clock training for the next 15 years of her life.

Snowboarding, Once a High-Flying Sport, Crashes to Earth

by theabortionator
Mar 7th 2016 - 0 comments

Snowboarding — which scarcely existed 30 years ago and took over ski resorts around the world seemingly overnight, adding 5 million participants in two decades — has tumbled to earth recently. As the sport has been abandoned by participants and advertisers, equipment sales and sponsorship opportunities for athletes have dipped below their peak numbers of five years ago.