12 Reasons Why Snowboarding Is Cooler Than Skiing

Waterskiers, powder and George Osborne…we settle the debate once and for all

Like the Montagues and Capulets (mountain version), snowboarders and skiers have long loved a good feud.

But if you’re sick of your skier buddies winding you up when they’ve given you yet another lift on the flat (blame the resort builders not the riders!), here’s a reminder of why you’ll always be cooler than them.

1) Our ancestors looked like this…

Photo: Jeff Divine

And this…

Photo: Stacy Peralta by Hugh Holland

2) Where as a skier’s closest kin is these guys…

Photo: Hank Mayer

 Or this nifty little troupe…


3) When they walk in ski boots, they look like this…


Credit: YouTube/greu182003

4) Within a week on a board, most of us can ride powder.

Photo: Teton Gravity Research

5) A skier’s learning curve is a little steeper…

Credit: YouTube/David Martins

6) And our snowboard never flies off our feet.

Credit: YouTube/WTFailTV

7) Our movies have always been better…

8) And we’re so badass we’re still banned in some US resorts.

Credit: iStock/majivecka

9) This is us at the Olympics…

Photo: BBC/IOC

10) This is skiing…

Photo: The Bleacher Report/IOC

11) Kim Kardashian skis…

Photo: FameFlynet/Huffington Post

12) So does George Osborne…

Photo: The Mirror

And with that we rest our case.
24 Reasons Snowboarding Was Better In The Early 00s

23 Things That Snowboarders Do That Ordinary People Won’t Understand

You almost definitely won’t like…

12 Reasons Why Skiing Is Cooler Than Snowboarding

Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.