I am looking for a mate or mates for backcountry ski trips around Bay Area. I just bought alpine touring skis and would like to start with this sport.I have not ski for years but I used to be an adavnced skier riding off trails. I became also an advanced snowboarder since I stopped skiing, prefer backcountry and powder. Because it is not that easy to hike with the board to get to the right places I decided to switch to skis again for the true backcountry experience. I am hoping not to stay alone on my trips.