Snowboarding was not met with open arms upon its inception and growing popularity on local ski hills in California in the 1980s.
Thought of as a fad at the time, many skiers thought of the sport as a bunch of hooligans who had too much to drink and were out to cause trouble.
Check out this hilarious CBC news report about the inception of snowboarding and the growth of the sport in 1985. People interviewed at a hill in California shared their views on the sport and those that participate. These views were not positive.
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