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Before There Was Snowboarding, There Was The Snurfer!

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8min 46sec
AP Photo/Jack Dempsey
<p>A snowboarder carves a turn on opening day of ski season at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, in Colorado. A-Basin was the first ski resort in North America to open for the season. </p>

Snowboarding is a world-famous sport and a multi-billion industry. It wasn't always that way. What became the snowboard started out as a backyard toy called the "snurfer.'' It was invented by a man named Sherman Poppen, who died recently at age 89. His daughter, Wendy Poppen of Fort Collins, reflects on her father's legacy.