Share a ride to the mountains or from the mountains Car-Share from mountain to mountain. What about from the airport to mountain or mountain to airport? Maybe somewhere along the way?
Mountain Rideshare was born of the need to get too and from Chamonix, France at the first sight of a snowstorm. …in the shortest time and most cost effective way.
With several winter seasons under my belt and deciding to return to full-time education to further my graphic design skills. This meant that I was a student living in London (no where near mountains). Funds were going to be very tight for the next 3 years!
Going without snowboarding was not an option. After buying the season pass and having the most amazing friends at McNab Snowboarding who put up with me anytime I could get away from Uni; the remaining piece of the puzzle was getting too and from Chamonix.
As soon as the forecast promised any sign of snow, the challenge of getting to the Alps was on. Last minute flights were well out of the budget so I’d trawl the internet and go through my contacts hoping for a lead to a vehicle driving too or anywhere near Cham with space in it for me.
Often my search would prove to be unsuccessful. There were carpooling websites around, but none that offered mountain and ski resort specific travel options.
This was my cue to create a website that allowed a mountain enthusiast community to connect and share space in vehicles travelling to, from and between ski resorts.
…Hello Mountain Rideshare!