Slide Mountain was one of the first Tahoe resorts to allow snowboarding. At the time, most snowboard riders were self-taught and had never heard of the Skiers Responsibility code or been on a chair lift since they weren’t allowed previously. So riders had to get a snowboard certification pass which required a basic skills test before they could be allowed on the lifts. Only 40 U.S. resorts (approximately) allowed snowboarding during the early/mid-1980s.