I've been skiing for years.. I never had issues with boarders when I skied.. nor do they with me. I made the change to snowboarding a few years back. I like it better, especially in the powder/park! (Not to mention it's a little easier on the f**ked up knees)
The major issue is tourists are skiers -- Snowboarding takes a few days to learn on the bunny hill, tourists want to see the majority of the mountain while ruining everyone else's runs.
Don't bash Skiers, Bash Texans.. (Or Whoever your big tourist group is!)