Thank double-daffy goodness they've at least still got MRG, Alta and Deer Valley!
Not stirring the fire, but to somebody not from the US that still sounds like a rule made by crazy people. I cannot believe there was never an organised attempt to break those rules. You must be a very obedient group of people.
There was, actually. A few years ago Burton sponsored a challenge or video competition. Poach for Freedom. Shortly after Taos opened it's gates to side sliders.