I've got to say, I see more turds on snowboards nowadays than I do skiing. You know the type, xl jacket, medium pants, glossy white boots, 1999 dragon goggles, backpack hanging below there ass, 19 inch stance, rear positive binding angle, jumping off the side of every jump, occasionally cartwheeling off the flat box.
I hate to be so judgmental but if image and branding are a pillar of our industry, those turds are killing snowboarding.
I think your version is out of fashion where I live. All I see are dark colours, browns, black green and camo and tighter pants. A lot of snowboarders don't want to be bright and flashy.
I agree with schmitty34 on why skiing is gaining more popularity. I actually think the progression of freestyle skiing is great :-) It will make everyone step up.