I'm exploring the feasibility of an app that would quickly connect you with others who share your interests. The idea actually evolved from my frustrations with meetup.com and my positive experiences with meeting local riders online.
I start talking to ppl I see in lift line or riding in the park. Maybe ask if I can take a few laps with them. If we share a chair and we've seen each other before, chat with them and introduce myself.
I've PM'd several forum members that live close to my area or have posted in my region and invited them to ride with me if they ever hit my local hill. Ive meet a ton of ppl and made some good friends I ride with as much as we can with this one !!!
Damn old school skills escape ppl.... Good luck sounds like it would work
I generally dislike riding with folks who have to always check their phone...cause they stop, call and make plans....all kinds of crap. Often I will just loose them because they are more interested in messing with their phone than riding or just chillin or they are not paying attention. Besides the locs already recognize each other and generally know where other is riding.