Learn to ski, get a splitboard and don't look back. You can ski in split mode for long flat, or rolling outs. Heck, I have some friends that rip up to 40 degree slopes on their splitboard skis. Then you can put it together and rip the good stuff like your skier buddies can't. Plus, if you get into variable conditions, breakable crust, that sort of thing, a snowboard handles it ten tens better than skis.
A splitboard also cost about $1k less than getting a pair of skis with AT binders and touring boots.