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10 Reasons Why Skiing Is Better Than Snowboarding

So half my friends are snowboarders… and its not that I dont like them, because that isnt the case IN THE LEAST – I love you guys. But, if you ever wonder why Im not skiing with you… here is a short list of some reasons why:

10) We just have to ski up and sit on the chairlift. We dont click out, unstrap, skate through the lift line, grabbing people for support along the way.

9) We get to sit up and ski off the chairlift. There is no tumbling off, taking out innocent bystanders along the way. Then stopping to strap back in while sitting in the snow on your @ss.

8) ‘Snowboarder Only’ resorts dont exist.

7) If you somehow end up in the flats, you have these things called poles to help get you back to the hill. No walking necessary.

6) Crosses are cooler than grabs (see Jonny Moseley: )

5) On the 7th day God created moguls.

4) You can ski anywhere on the mountain. For boarders, out-of-bounds ropes are like pulling the ‘do not pass go’ card in Monopoly. For skiers its like, OH $HIT I hope no one’s looking!

3)  Snow bunnies are hotter.

2) No one gets pissed at you for skiing off the entire hill. When you get to the bottom there is still snow left for the next person behind you, not an avalanche of snow from your lack of skill, sitting at the bottom.

1) Nothing is as good as the original.

Either way you should check out the site! Also, it’s important to note… beer tastes the same no matter how you get down the hill. See you in the lodge!


13 responses

  1. LT

    this is like saying water skiing is better than wake boarding. to each his own

    November 29, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    • Haha agree… give me a top 10 for boarding and ill throw it up. I’m sure there are 10 greats about riding too.

      November 30, 2010 at 7:24 am

    • bob


      November 27, 2012 at 2:16 pm

  2. Zogref1

    Just because you can’t snowboard doesn’t mean skiing is better. All your reasons are about beginners, maybe you should stick to kickball.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    • Adam!? Haha you’re just a hater… 1) I’m a way better ref than you & 2) I would love to get you on the mountain just so I can drill you with snowballs… miss you buddy!

      January 7, 2011 at 10:22 pm

  3. Kimberly Young

    Number 8 is so true.

    I’m a skier and a snowboarder and I’ve experienced going to Alta to go snowboarding just to find out that it is not allowed there, fortunately I was carrying my splitboard and ski poles and skied instead.

    For snowboarders, here’s a list about 10 best terrain parks:

    March 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm

  4. patrick

    only pussies stay in bounds, board or planks everyone feigns the pow

    April 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm

  5. go to heaven SKI LIKE HELL

    my friends think that skiing sucks! i better tell them why skiing is sooooooo much better than snowboarding.

    November 4, 2012 at 10:37 pm

  6. d@yahoo

    I think that both sports have their pros and cons so stop argueing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 26, 2013 at 3:24 pm

  7. Payton

    omg it is funny because it’s true

    January 20, 2014 at 9:31 am

  8. Jason Blue

    I’m a snowboarder and after riding Squaw for a few days i’m really thinking skiing is the way to go. It is so much more convenient on the flats and you get more edgehold on steep terrain. Plus when riding backcountry you can just get climbing skins instead of having to really hike your lines. It seems more versatile. Probably gonna start skiing more.

    March 1, 2014 at 5:19 pm

  9. Christian

    I am a snowboarder neither one is better. All my friends ski and I don’t tell them “you’re stupid for skiing” so don’t be a giant beyotch about it

    October 5, 2014 at 9:24 am

  10. Pingback: 10 (more) Reasons Why Skiing Is Better Than Snowboarding | Ski Till I Die Chronicles

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