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THE TYPICAL SECOND HOME OWNER BY SKI TOWN [PART 1]

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http://unofficialnetworks.com/2015/06/the-typical-second-home-owner-by-ski-town-part-1

 

reposted here:

 

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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.

 

Seems legit, and I LOL'd at Stowe- that sounds like "details changed to protect the innocent" to me .  ;)

 

To this list I would add:

 

Breckenridge, CO- Denver day skier that bought a home in Breck rather than suffer I-70 more than 1 round trip a weekend. 

 

Durango- Middle age family with teens from Texas, graduated from annual summer vacations to buy a home. Visits for 3 weeks in the summer and 3 days over Christmas every winter, floods his friend's twitter and facebook feeds every time Durango is mentioned as an up and coming ski town (read- incessantly). Complains about grooming. Calls him/herself a local. 


Edited by anachronism - 6/10/15 at 12:56pm
post #2 of 23

I think I know that snowboarder at Mammoth.

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http://unofficialnetworks.com/2015/06/the-typical-second-home-owner-by-ski-town-part-1

 

 

 

To this list I would add:

 

Breckenridge, CO- Denver day skier that bought a home in Breck rather than suffer I-70 more than 1 round trip a weekend. 

 

 

You got that right!!!

post #4 of 23
I just love when "ski" journalists misspell our town...
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I just love when "ski" journalists misspell our town...

 

I think you could have written that as "ski" "journalists" ;)

post #6 of 23

Rode the lift with a guy at Telluride who was complaining about his private jet and having to fly out earlier than he wanted. 

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Rode the lift with a guy at Telluride who was complaining about his private jet and having to fly out earlier than he wanted. 


Haters gonna hate..  :duck::rotflmao:

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Rode the lift with a guy at Telluride who was complaining about his private jet and having to fly out earlier than he wanted. 


What was the complaint? Did I forget where I parked it again?
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Rode the lift with a guy at Telluride who was complaining about his private jet and having to fly out earlier than he wanted. 


What was the complaint? Did I forget where I parked it again?


Or perhaps he wasn't happy with his "pick a number" in the line up of planes taking off.

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Or perhaps he wasn't happy with his "pick a number" in the line up of planes taking off.

Understood. I should always be allowed to go 1st. lol
post #11 of 23

Breck - completely correct, but the same is true for Copper so ... what's the distinguishing feature?

 

"and likes nightlife" (though that's not true for me)

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Breck - completely correct, but the same is true for Copper so ... what's the distinguishing feature?

 

"and likes nightlife" (though that's not true for me)

... and more than 6 mediocre restaurants ...

 

Breck has far more housing units than Copper, and an actual town. 

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... and more than 6 mediocre restaurants ...

Breck has far more housing units than Copper, and an actual town. 

I had some horrific meatball pizza in Copper once. Made me sick.
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Breck - completely correct, but the same is true for Copper so ... what's the distinguishing feature?

 

A single gas station that's $1.50/gallon higher than anywhere else in the state.

post #15 of 23

Where I grew up in southern NM more than half the homes were second homes owned by Texans or Mexicans who would show up one or two weekends a year.  Regularly people had their places broken into and cleaned out by thieves and the police report would always say "broken into between November 2013 and August 2014" or something along those lines.  We had a neighbor whose vacation home burned down in a forest fire that was started by a hobo who lived behind a steakhouse and they didn't know it burned down until a few months later.


Edited by core2 - 6/11/15 at 8:51pm
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I had some horrific meatball pizza in Copper once. Made me sick.

That was from Frisco not Copper ;-)

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I had some horrific meatball pizza in Copper once. Made me sick.

 

 

That was the whiskey

post #18 of 23

The bottle said ibuprofen, I swear it did.

post #19 of 23

They got Glacier completely wrong.  Move it to Skykomish and it would work.  The folks with places in Glacier are mostly from Vancouver, not Seattle.

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The bottle said ibuprofen, I swear it did.


Is this the bottle, Jimmy?

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That looks like the one but I am confused because it looks like it is filled with vitamin B instead of vitamin i. Being able to be what one identifies with being is a ll the rage right now so............ is this ibuprofen oak aged?

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That looks like the one but I am confused because it looks like it is filled with vitamin B instead of vitamin i. Being able to be what one identifies with being is a ll the rage right now so............ is this ibuprofen oak aged?

Yes. Charred barrels.
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I had some horrific meatball pizza in Copper once. Made me sick.

 

 

That was the whiskey


...and wine, and tequila, and drambui, and ULLR, and ......evidently meatball pizza.

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