I am new to snowboarding, but I want to get into competing. I've sent out emails to anyone that I can find dealing with snowboarding and haven't gotten any responses. I need to get a trainer. This is serious and a big deal for me. I want to train hard and go to 2014 (thats the ultimate goal). I want to be the first african american female to win an olympic medal. I understand it wont be a cake walk with the goal I have set, but any help or direction anyone can point me in would be great. I'm truly at a roadblock and don't know where to go from here. Oh and my state is Arizona so snowbowl or sunrise would be the mountain.
There is a series that serves your area as far as USASA goes which is the Southwest Freeride series. Most events are in New Mexico, but if you are able to get there, they may be a good place to start networking. Otherwise, I would talk to your local mountain about training opportunities. Your goals are quite lofty, but good luck! You also might benefit from checking out training year-round to improve.
SW Freeride series has a couple of events left which I will post: