Harder to learn - No
Harder - In general, no. Now, it is well known skiing is EASY to learn, and snowboarding HARD to learn and complete opposite to master. That I agree with
More challenging - IMO, no
More rewarding - IMO, no
More fun in deep pow - IMO, hell no
Better accessibility to nice terrain - No doubt here
Ski gear is actually proven gear, not toys like most popular brands these days - Uh, not sure where you're going with this bias comment but there is a lot of proven, quality top-notch snowboard gear these days, get off the Burton mentality.
Ski chicks are not as stupid as snowboard bimbos who act too cool to talk to you - You'd be surprised, many skiing chicks I've met have a stuck-up mentality.
FASTER! - Can be, yup
Heard it all. most of you don't have a clue anyways and never will.
Actually, having grown up on skis and being in that sport for well over 7+ years before moving on to snowboarding, I have a very good clue and experience with it to know better. Might want to reconsider what you write before ignorantly typing away next time not knowing who is who on here. I'm sure I speak for many others who do ski and use this forum.
It is very well known that snowboarding is much harder to learn than skiing. I'm sure it can however go both ways if per say you skateboarded your entire youth and try skiing contrast to rollerblading and/or ice skating before taking up snowboarding. However in general the initial statement is represented by majority who don't have much of prior experience in either. I don't know a single person who finds skiing harder to learn than snowboarding, I'd find that hilarious if they did, no offense.
I'm not bashing skiing at all, in fact skiing is well known to be the harder of the 2 to master
, generally speaking. I'd agree with this in the aspect that it's categorizing the mass majority who just are all mountain and not a park rat only. However skiing is a lot easier to control and master on park terrain than snowboards IMO based on my experience with both. A lot easier using both legs to stabilize your balance over two sticks contrast to controlling your inertia with it strapped to one. Just watch out for the nut buster