Don't let these jerks get you down. What do they know? :-)
Internships really depend on your location. If you can't land an internship, that doesn't mean you can't "work" in the ski industry. Start a blog here on NS or elsewhere (though NS is a great place to start a blog) and write about skiing. Take the time to craft what you feel are interesting pieces, put them out there, and learn from your experiences. If nothing more, it'll create some samples you can give to prospective internship businesses.
Good Luck and if you have any more questions, don't hesitate to PM me.