yea, I tried snowboarding for a year, and I wasn't good at it, so I went back to skiing. I got good enough to be able to go down blues without falling, but never any better after a year. Plus I didn't want to be annoying, sitting in the middle of trails, or not moving very fast. Basically, I can't tell you which is harder cause I've been skiing my whole life, and I only snowboarded for a year. There are definate techniques in both that are hard to learn, so I guess it depends on the person doing the sport.