Which is more fun: Skiing or snowboarding? | The Tylt
The rivalry (and outright hostility) between skiers and snowboarders goes way back. Skiing is easier to learn but harder to master. Plus skiers can go faster, jump higher, and jump further. But snowboarding is the sport of the youthful, punk rock underdog. The gear is cheaper so it seems less elitist, and the tricks look way cooler—they're basically surfing on mountains. What's cooler than that? Are you Team Skiing or Team Snowboarding? ⛷️ 🏔️ 🏂
Which is more fun: Skiing or snowboarding?
Snowboarding became popular, but skiing remains the superior snow sport. There's nothing more exhilarating than bombing a downhill run as fast as you can. Here are some more reasons why skiing is better according to Snow Plaza:
It’s pretty much a given in the winter sports world that skiing is easier to learn than snowboarding. This might have something to do with the fact that skiing doesn’t require you to contort your whole body in an unnatural pose just to face forward. When beginner skiers are already lacing together turn after turn on the blue pistes, snowboarders are still struggling to learn how to carve without falling face-first into the snow.
Snowboarders can pretty much forget about accessing half the mountain if they don’t want to take off their snowboard and walk along the flatter routes. While snowboarders must resort to borrowing a ski pole, walking with their board under one arm or jumping energetically to move one inch at a time, skiers whiz happily by without a care in the world.
Those stuck-up ski people can keep their two flaccid pieces of wood. Snowboarders can continue to be the sport for the rebels on the mountain. Whether you're riding the slopes or tearing it up in the halfpipe, boarding is a sport for the people. Here are more reasons why snowboarding is better than skiing according to Snowboarding Profiles:
Snowboarding tricks still look way cooler too. I’ll be the first to admire freestyle skiing, but purely for aesthetic viewing, I still can’t enjoy it as much as freestyle snowboarding. Maybe it’s a prejudice? Maybe it’s that landing on skis, flipping with skis, trying to jib with skis, spinning in skis or trying somehow to butter skis just looks awkward?
I haven’t crunched any hard numbers to come up with averages or anything it’s obvious just browsing some online stores that ski gear is a decent amount pricier.
In fact, from what I saw, high-end snowboard gear tends to cost around the same as low-end ski gear and high-end ski gear is way above that.