How to make Snowboarder Friends!
So i'm pretty much a loner when it comes to snowboarding. Which is fine and dandy, and luckily snowboarding can be a solo sport where people work on their own progression, but I'm really looking for some friends who share the same passion about snowboarding that I do.
Don't get me wrong I do have friends that snowboard, but they are not snowboarders! They like to go up to the local hill only a few times a year, usually drink a beer or two and chill at the car / lodge and hit easy runs. Oh yeah did I mention they suck? haha well they aren't that bad, but compared to me (and i'm no pro by any means)they just cant keep up. It's a bummer because what's the point of even going w/ them (which I don't mind going with them every now and then, but if i'm spending money to ride. I want to ride!) if I'm not going to see them most of the day? If I stick w/ them when they are actually on the hill I'll be bored out of my mind constantly having to go slow to stick w/ them (usually I just work on buttering / riding switch to keep myself entertained. Oh and they would never hit the parks, which is where I'd like to spend more time.
What I'm trying to get at is... I guess this is pretty lame lol, but how do you meet snowboarders? Maybe some of you have some experience meeting new people? I'd kill to find a group of guy friends (no homo i'm a 23 year old male but not ghey) who are snowboarders, and are better then me. I'm a quick learner and I have no doubt in my mind that if I ride w/ better riders I'd progress so much quicker.
Idk, I've tried looking for local town clubs, or groups and w/e, but I've had no luck there. I'm pretty young (23 like I said) but i'm down w/ the older or even younger cats. I fit in well w/ everyone.
Gonna take a long shot here but if anyone's near Central Cali I'm located in Modesto (rep'n the 209!) and would love to shred. I go to a local resort called Dodge Ridge most cause it's dirt cheap, but I'm only 2 hours away from Tahoe
Anyways thanks for reading this and I'd really appreciate any feedback or advice or personal experiences simular to this