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Best \ longest ski season near a major city?

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Getting pretty fed up with the Minnesota weather and if i'm going to make skiing my number 2 priority (lady is #1) we need to move. So where do you all suggest? Ideally no more than 1.5 hours away from a descent town 100k+ population. We were thinking Salt Lake City! As it would be easy for her to find a Nurse Practitioner job and me to find IT work and great skiing close by.

post #2 of 6

Longest is an easy answer (A-Basin).

 

Once you start getting into "best" on the other hand....

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Getting pretty fed up with the Minnesota weather and if i'm going to make skiing my number 2 priority (lady is #1) we need to move. So where do you all suggest? Ideally no more than 1.5 hours away from a descent town 100k+ population. We were thinking Salt Lake City! As it would be easy for her to find a Nurse Practitioner job and me to find IT work and great skiing close by.


Take a look at this related thread from last summer for ideas.  Then come back with questions that are specific to your situation.  Lots of factors to consider.

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/128156/ski-cities-to-move-to

post #4 of 6

Longest would be Timberline, near Portland, OR.

 

IMHO, combination of best and longest would be Snowbird near SLC, closing date from late May until early July, depending on the year.

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Longest would be Timberline, near Portland, OR.

 

Touche.  I'm not that familiar with the PNW, didn't realize Timberline was that close to Portland.

post #6 of 6

SLC - snowbird

 

Closing dates are only important if you do not have touring gear.

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