Wow, this forum is really something.
Thanks to everyone on this thread. If I didn't have the upfront money to move and buy a house outright and support my self and son for a while I wouldn't consider this at all. I am in a good situation where I do and so am still sitting here in PA on the fence lol.
In the summer here we do a lot of dirt bike and ATV riding. We came back from a weekend trip riding over july 4th and when I came downstairs I found my son watching ski movies again. So I asked if he was missing skiing and he said "Even if I had the fastest bike, and could ride it the best skiing is 100x better then dirt biking."
I know one thing we both love the outdoors and love skiing. Yesterday we went out with the dirtbike (kx250) and ATV (raptor 700r) and today when I woke up he was out on to our ski mountain to do downhill mtb with a friend...and we both have work tomorrow.
No offense meant to my other small mountain skiers but skiing PA's highest vert 1082' and trails that are narrow with people dodging being part of the norm get sucky fast as winter goes on. The crowds are bad because the trails are so narrow. The seasons usually starts around xmas with 2-3 trails open and only 500-700 vert on a 15' wide straight down trail. That great skiing last till mid Jan when they finally begin opening new terrain finishing with the full 1082' that has no width or real volume to spread out and play. I am still there every weekend from opening day to closing day. This year by march we were in an inch of icy snow with sticks and dirt patches all over the place. Anyway I try to enjoy it just the same.
I am still looking at Ogden, UT and areas in CO, now I need to look more in WA and MT clearly. I may end up staying here playing the safe card, but every day when I am miserable at work I think man I only live once and who knows if I never take any chances.