Go for it...I'm in the same boat but too chicken and even have a set of reasonably good ski stuff sitting in the basement. My daughter rode for 7-8 years, switched to skiing last year...loved it...picked it up really fast...bombing, boxes, rails, switch, 40 ft jumps, 3 and 5 and backflips the first year
...got medical insurance. She's a ski instructor this year...btw she is dying to get me out on skis..."dad, I'm a professional ski instructor." Well, I have committed myself to some soft spring day. Yesterday was the first time this year she rode her board 1/2 day...she sucked...tomahawked a couple times on some steeps...which would have never happened 2 years ago.