Hybrid sport that combines surfing, skateboarding, and skiing; performed for the most part at mountain resorts on a double-ended board ridden in a surfing-like stance. In 1965, Michigan chemical engineer Sherman Poppin invented the "Snurfer," a narrow plywood stand-up board with footstraps and a rope handle tied to the nose, as a snow toy for his daughter. A half million Snurfers sold the followin...

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