Ski fashion has indeed changed over the years, from the form fitting uni-suits until more ergonomic clothing. You will still find people wearing gear from 1982. Ski jackets, pants, etc are designed to withstand bumps, knocks and falls, and can last for many years. In the last few years we’ve seen the reemergence of the bright vibrant colours and neon colours in ski clothes. There was a point around the year 2000 where the only colours you would see on the slopes was black, white & red on the slopes. Safety equipment has also evolved, now more than the majority of skiers and snowboarders will wear helmets. Eye wear is now better for reducing glare and making those bumps on the piste more visible.
Skis have become more like mini snowboards, when they just to be uniform and straight. They are now tapered for better carving, and some of the newer styles are also curved at the back for those of you like to ski backwards, and to do tricks. Here is a quick summary of the differences between 1982 and 2012.
Here is a great graphic we came across on Facebook. We don’t know who created it, but if you do please let us know !