In my ethnographic research, I had one goal. To search for systems of meaning and power and how they form the culture of skiing and snowboarding in the terrain park. There are many dynamics in the sport upon participant observation and I will be discussing the most prominent ones. Over my two days of observation, combined with previous years of observation, I have noticed certain stand out systems in the sport. I will be discussing substance use, age, gender, sexuality, and many other factors and how they relate to the culture of snow sports. 

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Media Description: A tall mountain with snow

Instructor: Krishnakali Majumdar

Item Credit: John Robinson