We are dreaming and we are looking. Powder Mountain, Eden, UT was #1 on our short list but with Summit Group's plans to build the place up we are looking elsewhere. We loved Whitefish, MT and are heading there for the second week of September to check it out off season and maybe even look at a few properties.
I am looking for plusses and minuses for Whitefish as well as other suggestions.
Important to us are skiing, cost of living - meaning real estate, things to do the rest of the year: mountain biking, kayaking, decent music scene would be nice, easy to get too and from the rest of the world. UT has everywhere beat in the last category but I think we have just about ruled it out.
Also, we like low key places over resorty resorts which also factors into the cost of living thing.
We are about 5 years away from moving, but may buy sooner and rent whatever we end up with out for most of the year. Looking at both condos and small single family houses. Want to be close to or in town or hill.