Wow, I somewhat find myself agreeing with Caspermike on this one... that never happens! Most skiers that hate snowboarders/snowboarding have either never tried it or just never gotten good enough to enjoy it. I ski, tele, and snowboard. Snowboarding is much more fun in powder due to the fact that when you are standing sideways going down the mountain, snow just goes around you. When you are skiing, that snow piles against your chest and goes into your face much more. I like both skiing and boarding, but nothing beats snowboarding in powder... if you know how to do it correctly!