Squaw Valley, CA: Tech Bro from San Fran who built a banking app for Wells Fargo or some other nonsense.
Jackson Hole, WY: New York hedge fund manager who likes skiing but loves the absence of a state income tax even more.
Snowbird, UT: Small business owner from Chicago who skis Snowbird because they read inPowder that Utah gets “The greatest snow on earth”.
Vail, CO: Dentist from New Jersey who thinks the end all, be all of skiing is the back bowls at Vail.
Telluride, CO: People with private jets who can actually get there.
Revelstoke, BC: 30 something “ski bum,” whose trust fund was not big enough to score an adequate place in Jackson. Instead, they are looking to get in on the ground floor of the next “great ski town”.
White Fish, MT: These second homeowners have sported a hard on for Montana ever since they watched A River Runs Through It.
Sun Valley, ID: They bought their spot in Ketchum as a second home back in 1972 but when they retired in 1994 they made it their primary residence.
Stowe, VT: After moving home to Brookline, Mass following two years of living in Crested Butte, this UVM grad turned lawyer now spends the weekends driving a Suburban past perfectly good mountains so that he can tell his neighbors, “I only ski Stowe.”
Glacier, WA: Microsoft tech geek who doesn’t know how to interact with people.
Mammoth Mountain, CA: 47-year-old snowboarder from LA who still gets lit in the gondola before bombing down the mountain to dubstep blasting through his beats headphones.
Aspen, CO: Because they can afford it.
Taos, NM: Texan turned artist initially moved to Santa Fe, until he heard that Taos is just like Santa Fe was 20 years ago. Got to stay retro… Still skis in jeans.