Haha ouch. Definitely feeling the same thing! Its hard to get a good footage as First person, especially snowboarding. Im going to make my own pole mount and will try again. Its just a pitty that youtube alway claims copyright when you want to add a sound track to the video..
YouTube claims syndication because you ARE using copyrighted material. How would you like someone used your car to drive themselves to the slope and not full up your tank, then complain how you wouldn't let them drive your car anymore.
Use less popular songs in your videos, indie bands, remixes, your own VoiceOvers, royalty free music. But if you use Justin Biebers - girlfriend, you'll get slapped by YouTube.