Sorry, not so - short skis came well before the boards - late 60's / early 70's.
Short skis have been around since shortly after leather ski boots disappeared.
I wuz there.
Snowboards were around in the 60's - after a fashion - but they were about the equivalent of the early "skateboards"...
Actually, the transformation came before that.
Short skis changed things.
Back in the 60's I skied on 210 Cm skis. :D Weren't gonna be doing any backflips on those suckers. The rule was you reached straight up and your wrist was how long the skis should be.
Someone had the idea of teaching...
It's an old term for it.
I did most of my skiing on Apex so Grouse was not exactly a challenge.
We also regarded Big White and Silver Star as pretty lightweight skiing - except that cliff at Big White. :o
Whistler BITD was the only mountain that Apex skiers had any respect for.
The Major isn't even that - he's just an angry and pathetically delusional old fool.
He just makes shit up to suit his delusions.
Unfortunately for him investments don't work in a world of delusions - those bills actually have to be paid.
And sailboats don't sell for 4X their market value no...
Responding to a mumbling statement like yours;
damn, fucking great builders killed by Cdn tax bastards and Liberals........killed the entire yachting industry in Canada.......STD's to Liberals!!/Democrats/ National Socialists.
When your precious Conservatives were actually the ones in power...