Here's my favorite quote from the article...
"One reason may be that snowboarding simply doesn’t have the rebel cachet that it once did. Skiing has appropriated everything from snowboarding’s swagger to its trendy clothing to technology like fat skis. Simply put, it’s cool to be on two planks again."
Oh god no. No it isn't. Like rollerblades vs. skateboards this recent surge of young kids wanting to ski instead of board will soon pass.
Or maybe we'll end up with another generation of kids that grew up skiing, and switched to boarding when they get bored on two planks?!?