Car pooling, also known as ride-sharing or lift-sharing, reduces traffic, can save you money on gas, wear and tear on your vehicle, oil resources and reduce the environmental impacts associated with driving. For those of you planning your European mountain related drive for some winter fun, be to ski, snowboard, mountaineer or hike, Mountain Rideshare is a European carpooling website that can help you to connect and fill spare seats your vehicle with like minded people who could even turn out to be long term friends.
This is turn would save you some money, give you some company and another very positive factor is that car sharing is one little contribution you could make to do your bit for the mountain environment that you love.
With the thousands of mountain journeys made everyday, cars, vans and minibuses travel with extra space that should be filled if at all possible. This in turn would reduce the number of vehicles making the same journey as well as the CO2 output.
Typical journey examples include:
Airport transfers (travel between ski resorts and airports)
People travelling from towns and cities to ski resorts
Journeys to and from mountain events and competitions
In the UK, trips to snow domes and dry ski slopes are more popular than ever before. With people practicing their mountain sport on a weekly basis. Mountain Rideshare can be used to partner up with others getting to these more local slopes too.
Reasons to Share the Ride…
If you’ve been in Europe the last two years, you have seen that climate change is for real and is changing the mountains!
Fuel prices are at an all time high
Social networking has made the concept like car sharing a viable and trustable option.