Marieka_AssinkI know, but we don't have any mountains, neither snow where I live.
There are ways around it. I lived in southern Ontario for 3 years because of school; 15cm total annual snowfall and the best you can do is Blue Mountain 2 hrs from Toronto, and another hour for traffic just to get there. Im sure people will relate. I was lucky to be in a rural town one hour away from the ski hill, but not having a car is an obstacle.
So this is how I skied even if getting there was the hardest part. I used ebay for cheap setups, befriended shop owners to get discounts...anything to save a buck.
Getting to the hill took creativity. When it snowed, I would go to the skatepark and set up a jump on a rail. Sometimes I would do some urban riding on just about anything. Really, sometimes I didnt have to leave town.
You have advertisment in local papers or local websites you can put up; find someone in your area that will carpool you. Find friends that live near the mountain and just crash at their place. Rent out a room for a weekend when you can. My ride was this random sketchy dude asking anyone near him if they snowboard, then on to the next until he found me. His plan was crazy, but it worked.
If you have a lot of time on your hands and cant ski, send mass messages, texts... anything; even go to a local ski shop to get help.
Agressive inline skating is an alternative to skiing. I ride DH bikes on days I cannot ski.