1) Getting in ski boots
No matter how many times you go skiing, getting into ski boots never gets easier. If you listen carefully, you can almost hear the tortured screams of your feet as you encase them in their tomb.
2) Carrying all the gear around
Skiers love skiing. They don’t love carrying their gear about. Snowboarders, of course, only have to carry around one thing (their board). Skiers, on the other hand, have to transport four things (two skis and two poles). Stuff. Stuff. Stuff. Stuff everywhere. Too much stuff.
Skiing on ice is about as much fun as spending an entire evening with that bloke in your office who calls himself Graham “The Party Animal” Johnson. Or to put it another way, it’s not much fun. Skiing on snow is awesome; skiing on terrain that resembles the internal walls of your freezer, less so.