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Hard time finding friends who ski
Maybe i'm just terrible at making friends.. I admit it i'm kind of a weirdo in person but once one gets to know me it all mellows out.
I literally have like 3 friends that ski but they hardly come to ski, all of my other friends snowboard. Friends that ski would be awesome.. I love my snowboarders but i'm always the odd one out, I feel like Simba and they are like Timon and Pumbaa. HAKUNA MATATA! It's hard because I'm always having to wait for them and watch out for them so that I don't go straight into them.
I feel I am progressing my abilities at an alarming rate. I am doing stuff now I never thought I would be doing. I have heard that navigating the mountain with friends who rip will improve on your own abilities.
All of the rippers just happen to know each other and trying to be friends with them, let alone ask them to join in on their ski games is almost pointless. I almost feel like they aren't tryna be my homies because they are a part of the Skilluminati and I have to pass a top secret cult initiation to be accepted into the tribe. Being a local doesn't cut it anymore
I did do my research and I found out that many of the rippers grew up skiing together from racing days. Many of them go to the same schools, or work the same places(My Case, but nobody at my work really skis, they all snowboard).
I feel like i'm Rudolph the Red Nose Rain Deer in the local skiing community.
1. Go to the mountain more
2. Talk to people
3. Spin laps together
4. Become best friends fer lyfe
If your conversation skills are extremely poor maybe bring some booze or nugs as an icebreaker.
Happens the same with me, being the only skier in a group of 8 people. I sometimes wished there were more skiers in the group but at the end of the day its all about being able to shred happily and being with friends who share the passion is already all worth it.
Besides I am able to take awesome pics and movie angles since im the only one with a wider range of vision hehe.
Same here. None of my friends from home ski, some snowboard. Though they aren't very good at boarding.
Next season I will try to make an effort of saying how ya going mate to others at the top of the park.
Just say waddup to the homies shredding the hill.. Ask them about their gear, grab their numbers become ski BFFs
I don't have direct advice to give you, but I will tell you that I am in the same boat. At my mountain, I only have two other ski friends who throw down. Otherwise, our terrain park is full of mostly snowboarders and the park is set up to accommodate them. Ocassionally it gets hard, feeling like the odd one out. I would advise to lap for a while and see if any other sendy skiers come by, and get to know them :)
Not that this works for guys, and unlikely in a small town, and it also seems kinda fruity in my opinion, but I know some chicks who all became friends on Bumble BFF. It's some new feature that allows you to meet new people for other reasons than banging. Worth a shot if you're socially unable to meet new people via the old school method of approaching people in person. Perhaps post on here? There's gotta be people near your resort town that will shred with you.
Making friends on the mountain is much harder than off. You can literally talk to ANYONE who shreds and if you start talking about this passion that you both share its impossible not to become friends. Chat a bit about conditions, features etc... Then just talk about the ride share situation and catch a ride with them.
I have made a friend riding solo. I was planning on lapping the park most of the day and I asked these two guys about the speed for some feature and they showed me and when we got to the bottom we took the same chair up. Its really as simple as that.
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