There has been much ringing of hands and gnashing of teeth around the subject of snowboard participation and what to do about it. Studies have been done and programs implemented. What has their impact been? Hard to know, because we don’t know what things would look like if they hadn’t happened.
SIA reports there were 17.1 million snowboard visits to U.S. resorts during the 2004-05 season. That number was 14.5 million in the 2014-15 season, down 15.2% over that period. Participation during this period peaked during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons at 18.9 million.