Sounds like you guys are on to something. We should get together and put the boarders on skis and skiers on boards. I'd love to learn to ski.
I think it would be fun as all get out. I'd actually like to check out telemark. I don't know if you need to be able to ski first or if it even matters. My friend in CO is an awesome snowboarder, I mean seriously excellent. She skied when she was younger and now she is learning to tele too. I kind of envy that lifestyle. I often think that the thing that prevents us from crossing styles is maybe more time than anything else.
Our season is so short and the opportunities to go ride are becoming so much more limited that I just want to enjoy my time doing what I'm good at. She has an amazing advantage in that she lives about 15 minutes from Keystone and works at the resort. If she wants to go to work early and get a few turns in before her shift she can. How much better would you be if you could grab lunchtime turns every day if you wanted to? Her family also have snowmobiles and a bunch of other toys so they really live that outdoor lifestyle I can only dream about.
I'm going to mark my calendar for the start of next season to remind me to maybe set something up where we trade off for a morning and ride a few miles in the other persons boots then maybe in the afternoon get back on our own gear. I think it would give a great perspective of each others sports.