If your not willing to befriend a noob, than dont bother reading or hateing. My best friend just moved to silverthorn to be a ski bum and he needs someone to progress with. The best thing for me when I was learning was to have someone at the same level to learn and progress with. He has began hitting small boxes but is intimidated by the park right now because he has no one to ride with. That being said is there anyone in the area that is in the same situation. HE has a car, and a job at the base of Keystone.