Both disciplines, when done right look good
good snowboarders and good skiers can navigate anywhere on the mountain
comparing them as if they were meant to compete is like comparing apples to bananas.. yeah they are both fruit (Snowsport) but they are both a different discipline
snowboarders are masters of flow, a good snowboarder has good flow their riding style is fluid in motion in the Avatar World Snowboarders would be water and air
skiers are masters of explosiveness, a good skier can go big, go fast, and stay in control the whole time a skiers riding style is aggressive. Skiers would be fire and earth
People who say snowboarding is better or vice versa are noobs, the real masters have mastered both elements.