To Ski or Not To Ski

Canada
February 15, 2009 8:09pm CST
I have been skiing for a while now and I am beginning to get bored of it. My friends are snowboarders and they are trying to convince me to start snowboarding with them. However, I have been skiing for so long, I don't think I will be able to get the hang of snowboarding. Plus I hate snowboarders because they are always in the way whenever you are coming down the hill, they think the middle of the hill is the best place to take a break. So my first question is how hard is it to make the switch from skier to snowboarder and my second question is what kind of experiences have you had as a snowboarder or skier. Thanks:)
5 responses
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
16 Feb 09
I never skied when I was younger but I did skateboard. If I had to pick one, I would have to say that I would be a snowboarder it just seems less dangerous then skiing.
@BBaller (180)
• United States
21 Oct 09
Do within your own limits. There are just as many snowboard injuries and deaths.
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
21 Oct 09
That is true both can be dangerous but I think I would be more comfortable on a snow board than on skies, somehow
@modomains (195)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I prefer skiing over snowboarding. I tried snowboarding and the adjustment was not easy for me. The bearing of weight on each leg is difficult and different from snowboarding.
• Canada
16 Feb 09
I think my main problem would be the bearing of weight on each leg. My balance isn't the greatest. Plus doing this while going downhill isn't going to make it any easier.
@flurbl (60)
• United States
5 Nov 09
I started out snowboarding and my friends convinced me to start skiing... usually it's the other way around! However, I do both now. I knew how to ski quite well before I ever learned to snowboard... in fact, skiing helped me learn to snowboard a lot. I found it a lot easier to turn and not ride the edge of the board after skiing. Maybe I just got over the fear of going fast. So it might be easier for you to learn to board! Not all snowboarders sit in the middle of the hill (okay, so most do...)! I try to stop on the side of trails. I definitely understand why they all sit down though; I find snowboarding to be a lot more tiring than skiing. You'll have a blast learning to snowboard, give it a try!
@Crestview (236)
• United States
20 Oct 09
Why not do both, they are not mutually exclusive.
@Lindery (854)
• Latvia
16 Feb 09
I enjoy skiing and I don't think you should quit skiing just to start to snowboarding. You easily could combine these both activities. I am better at skiing but two years ago I tried snowboarding and it was fun. Didn't go so great at the start, I had pretty sure bottom after first tries but later on I achieved the first goal - to snow down the hill staying on my feet. I suggest to try snowboarding and if you won't like it you always can return to the skiing!