‘Imagine if there were an app like Tinder, but just for snowboarders?’ you’ll say after a few pints down the pub with friends.
You joke, but did you know it’s already been invented? Introducing Snowflake. Yes, it’s a new app that matches snowboarders to each other on the mountain.
You just type in your home mountain, ability level and terrain you usually ride – and it will match you up with a fellow snow-riding companion nearby.
People can meet up based on what they love to do on the mountain, rather than just attractiveness
It was set up by 23 year-old Catherine Marston, a snowboarder from Philidelphia, USA.
Marston started the app because she wanted to find people to ride with that weren’t park rats like her cousins.
“My hope for Snowflake is that users will meet up with each other based on ability level and what they love to do on the mountain rather than just attractiveness. Maybe a romantic relationship occurs, but if not, at least they had a great time shredding!” Marston told Transworld Snowboarding.
Unfortunately you can’t download it just yet. It’s still just a Kickstarter project, but you’ve still got a bit of time to help Marston out.
What do you reckon? Would you give Snowflake a go?