If you know how to ski and now you want to snowboard, then first of all, you need to understand what the difference between the two sports is. The basic dissimilarity is that while skiing, you stand on two skis but while snowboarding, you stand on a single snowboard. You are already aware of the feeling of sliding across the white snow with your feet attached to some equipment, now you have to learn to make adjustments so that you can do that on a single board in place of two separate skis.
Instead of spreading your weight across both your feet that may stand apart as much as you feel comfortable with, you need to learn keeping your balance while standing relaxed on a snowboard with your weight on an edge. Because you will not have any poles to hold yourself in snowboarding, you may take a little time to get used to it. For this, the first thing that a new snowboarder has to learn is the art of falling. When we are out there to learn snowboarding, we may fall several times over the snow and even injure ourselves, but we have to learn from our falls and learn how to fall safely without getting any injuries or bruises.
The bindings of snowboarding are also different from those of skiing. Ski bindings are standardized but snowboard bindings are of two common kinds: first are used with soft boots which are simple strap bindings ratcheting over the boots’ top and the second are step-in bindings which are more suitable for high performance snowboarding and are available with quick release lever. If you are going to use step-in bindings, then usually you will need to purchase step-in boots also from the same manufacturer.
While transiting to snowboarding from skiing, you will need to adjust with the stance too. In snowboarding, the snowboarder has to stand on the snowboard with his feet sideways in the surfing position. Basically, there is no standard stance for snowboarding and you yourself have to choose the distance between both your feet and their degree of angle.
If you are a skier, you will very easily and quickly become a snowboarder as there are only a few adjustments that you will need to make. You may also take snowboarding lessons through which you will be quickly able to gain confidence at the sport so that you will be able to slide through the snow fields without falling.