As a snowboarder that also skis (never surfed) I agree with the clear head good observation comments. Order of learning each skill = Snowboard, Motorcycle, Skis Also I found that off-road motorcycling/mountain biking helped the skiing due to weighting the outside foot more in a turn. My ski instructor actually said normally motorcyclists that try to ski weight the inside foot - I then asked if she knew if they stayed on the road or whether the ever used a racetrack or went off-road - she thought they had only been road riders. Motorcycling in general helped my balance on both the snowboard and skis. I actually learnt to ride a motorcycle after the snowboard and there were some steeps that I always crashed my snowboard on as I was leaning back too much whilst entering the steep sections. Motorcycling and being used to not leaning back when rapidly heading towards potential hazards sorted out a 'headspace' issue that was causing me to lean back on snow equipment. I had one of my best snowboard trips ever about 3 months after I learnt to motorcycle.