I tried snowboarding coming from a skateboarding background. You can't compare the two. Skateboarding was so much easier then snowboarding. I came home more broke that one day then I did after I got seriously good over my skateboarding career. I could ski the crap out of a mountain side though. I was told you have to clench your ass checks like your holding a penny in there to get stability. That crap didn't work one bit =\ I wiped out so many times on Kirby's small hill, I vouched to myself to never try snowboarding again.