Pretty much re-enforcing what everyone else has said: I jumped into this sport head first, put in about three days a week for the first year (which was all the time I could manage to get away from my day job). It wasn't until toward the end of the first season that I really felt "comfortable" on toe side turns. Went into the second season with more time (4+ days a week) and it wasn't until halfway through the second season that I got comfortable on black runs. I'm now six years into it, started instructing this year, and I still feel wobbly for the first week or so of a new season. Don't give up, get a lesson, and spend as much time as you can on the board. If you're like most of us, you didn't learn to walk, ride a bike or skateboard after ten tries either. And (having switched to the ride side after 20+ years of skiing); I can say switching to skiing won't be any different. You may not fall as much or as hard on skiis, but you won't be good or comfortable after ten tries on two sticks either.