snowboarding and skiing are two different sports. in my opinion skiing is easier because you are strapped to the board better than you are on skis when you snowboard.
skiing, easier to pick up on
Snowboarding has a faster learning curve.
Skiing is definitely easier to learn. I've skied for almost 5 years, and just recently I've been trying snowboarding. But I've heard that once you get the hang of snowboarding It's really fun and easy. That is definitely true, I've been a skier for 6 years and a boarder for 2. Skiing was much easier to learn. Once you get the hang of snowboarding you get pretty good pretty fast. Basically skiing is easier to learn but harder to master but snowboarding is harder to learn but easier to master.
Skiing is easier to learn at first as you are traveling in your normal direction and your feet are not connected so you can adjust your balance better. Once you learn then you can advance faster on a snowboard than on skis.
i do both so i'm not favoring either one. At first snowboarding feels cool but after doing them for many years skiing becomes much more fun
Coming from a snowboarder, Skiing is by far easier and warmer but snowboarding is way more fun.
Skiing is more popular for the simple fact that its easier to learn. Snowboarding is gaining in popularity every year and some days there are more snowboarders on the slopes that skiers.