I've lurked on here this season as I've contemplated making the switch. Been boarding for a few years, and just felt it wasn't my style. I enjoyed it, but felt like I might enjoy skiing more. This past weekend, I boarded on Saturday and finally convinced myself to try out skiing on Sunday (yesterday). Verdict? I loved it.
I was skeptical about taking lessons, but thought I might as well. My lessons were at 11, so I picked up my rentals around 10 and began riding. I instantly felt comfortable sliding back and forth and turning with both feet. I think my understanding of the snow and edging from snowboarding helped here. I kept going up and down and all around until my 11 am lessons. I won't lie I felt a little "cocky" going into them, and told them I'd like to go to the intermediate lessons instead of pure beginners. They allowed it.
I was humbled by my awesome instructor as he helped me with my stance and some fundamentals. We bascially spent an hour and a half running down some nice greens. By the afternoon I was running down blues. I loved it! I was doing my very best not to pizza wedge at all, but worked the entire mountain carving and getting used to applying and releasing pressure on my feet. It's a totally different sensation than snowboarding, and it is wonderful!
I think I've been struck, and will be focusing on skiing for the remainder of the season and next season. Feels great!
PS - I don't loathe going through flats anymore!!!
dude you wouldn't believe some of the moves the MAV drivers pull. MAV's are Mormon Assault Vehicles, ya kno those giant ass white ford vans? they got them because they have so many damn kids. anyways, they'll be two lanes over before an exit and they'll just send it over like "good luck, everybody else".
Just because you sucked at snowboarding doesn't mean it isn't fun.
"When I win the lottery I'm gonna buy a mansion and name it "theabortionators estate" you can come an go as you please. Ill have a motorcycle in the garage you can run into a tree" -Kevtron