Interesting that you mentioned the snowboard/skiing thing. I started skiing as an adult in my 20s, and never made the later switch to snowboarding in the 80s.
Again, it's about doing something that you really enjoy. The thought of abandoning something you like for something else doesn't always resonate, despite the supposed advantages that many profess. Again, no dig against snowboarding, but sometimes one just needs to decide at the crossroads what path to take. Quite honestly, I don't don't regret my path in the least. Sometimes old school wins out.