6 Month Update:
I just wanted to update this in case anyone in the future someone in a similar situation stumbles upon the thread. I have been living in Basalt for a about 4 months now and in the valley for 6. So far it is going well, I have to say that I am really missing Tahoe. It's strange, but I seem to miss something about the mountains, the vegetation, and of course the lake that I would enjoy on my commute daily. That being said, I feel like I made the right decision. Aspen is a very cool town. The schools, food, and nightlife are much better. Not to mention my wife and I both are getting paid significantly more. The last thing to determine is how the skiing compares. Obviously it hasn't snowed in Tahoe for 4 years, but those handful of days a year were spectacular. Alpine Meadows will always have a very special place in my heart. Will the Roaring Fork Valley be my home forever? Probably not. I think I would like to head back to Tahoe when the time is right, but for now, I'm glad we took the plunge. Thanks for the incredible helpful advice everyone.
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