Winter Sports Are Promoting Equal Pay
They’re almost on parallel footing. Skiing and snowboarding have largely escaped the gender pay gap found in most other sports. In fact, all but one of the top-ranking female athletes earned more than the men with equivalent rankings during the last snowboarding season, OZY reports. Half of the top-paid alpine skiers are women, and most competitions that report their prize money bestow equal purses.
Does equal pay reach the bottom? While pay parity exists for major contests like the Winter X Games and the Burton U.S. Open, lower-level events have some catching up to do.