By Chris Barge, Staff Writer, Boulder Daily Camera. September 17, 2003
Every once in a while a piece of outdoor gear is created that demands its own self-named sport. Think snowboarding. Thing surfing. Now, think airboarding.
Weighing in at 6 pounds, including the pump, and small enough to fit inside a backpack when deflated. the Airboard enters the American snow-sports market this winter. Keystone Resort has already agreed to give it a try.
Once inflated, the Airboard becomes a high-speed, steerable, stoppable, cushy sled fit for the backcountry or any ski resort. Riders just lie down on their chests, grab the handles, and fly...
"I got to test one last year," said Keystone spokesman Mike Lee. "They are so fast it's amazing. My patrol escort couldn't catch me -- and he's a ripping skier."