I don't agree with this at all. I graduated college with a degree in photography about a year ago. Right now I am still slangin pizzas in Denver, even though I could be making 3X the money doing what I love for a living in LA, Chicago, or NYC. I do this because I can work three 12 hour shifts a week, and ride 2-3 days a week. Next season, I will be moving to either keystone, breck, or vail to do epicmix photo, and be able to walk to the lifts. After that, off to the real world, because being responsible is responsible, and not being a bum.
If snowboarding is your number one priority, and you can figure out a way to do it every day without being a leech on others, more power to you. I love snowboarding with all of my heart, but I have higher priorities. I want to make enough money, at a job that I love, to support myself, decide my own schedule, travel to new places to snowboard, and possibly support a family.