DavometYes, i would love to make new friends that way, but there is no hill nearby, our winters are like a fucking schyzophrenic. Whole month of cold as fuck without snow and when it start to be warmer (like a damn spring, with 15 celsias) is suddenly snowing but its melted instantly. And this proces is 4 TIMES DURING MY WINTER, WICH IS TRAGICOMEDY! I must laugh, because i would commit a suicide if it make me sad.
Reminds me of Quebec and Ontario weather before I moved. I was sick too of the shitty weather, lack of snow and the crap attitude skiers have. One season, my area received 15cm TOTAL annual snowfall. The next season was 25cm total annual.
Your solution is to move. If winter wont come to your region, change regions. Go on a ski bum trip to the Alps. Take a shitty car, a tent and your gear and live in a parking lot until you meet someone that can take you in. Its hard living, but its an experience of a lifetime.
Track the storms. I know, easier said than done. I would travel 5-6 hrs just to find snow and skiable weather. If skiing is what you live for, you have to make the effort. I dont know how friendly people are in Europe, but in Canada, I can find a shelter within a day of arrival. Just have to talk to people, then if they seem cool, ask them about couch surfing.
I have a friend in Switzerland that was complaining about the weather in the Southern alps, so she picked up her gear and flew to British Columbia without plans or any idea how the snow will be. Turned out to be the deepest season in 10 years. Take a chance and try.