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!!!