I just tried snowboarding for the first time last year and I have been wakeboarding since around '04.
Now this is coming from a snowskiing past but I didn't think that snowboarding was all that similar to wakeboarding.
Other than standing sideways that is....you lean back on a wakeboard and lean forward on a snowboard.
I busted my arse a bunch the first time, not as bad the second time, and much better the third trip. I enjoyed it so
much I just bought my first snowboard! Ready for some snow!
For me learning to snowski was much easier than the snowboarding as far as being able to make it down the steeper stuff sooner.
I pretty much spent the first day and a half on a green hill whereas when skiing I was able to make it down a black diamond by the end of the day.
(not saying it was pretty but I made it down!
On the snowboard I would have had issues!