My daughter turned 2 this March. Knowing what I know about a 2 year old I would never start her on a snowboard.
As an adult I find snowboarding ridiculously hard to grasp. Wherein as with skiing I see little kids who pick it up real quick. When all you have to do is explain how to snow plow with skiing it makes it quick for them to be able to figure out how to go from the top of the hill to the bottom. Then learning how to turn by shifting weight on one ski then back to the other, its easy to get to skills to go up and down the bunny hill.
For me, learning how to snowboard was pretty technical and I don't think a 2 year old would be able to figure it out.
That being said I am going to get her on some skis next winter along with my wife and some lessons. While they are figuring that out I am going to hit up some snowboard lessons.
Once my daughter has skied for a couple seasons I will let her try snowboarding if she wants to.
We have a short season being in S/W Ontario so she will likely take longer to pick it up.
Last edited by Easto; 03-29-2012 at 11:58 AM.