Originally Posted by Manus
Rusty Guy and Jim, you guys seem familiar with the Summit County area, and I've been contemplating going for a move west, and thinking about applying for a job at Copper, do you have any idea what there is for work around there other than skiing (like off-season jobs, industry, tech companies)?
Also, seeing as your both from Colorado, any idea what the cost of living is like out there, like rough estimate on appartments (they're like a grand a month by me for a crappy appartment), insurance costs (vehicle insurance, high cost or low), and like what most people need to make a year to live there year round?
Any help/info would be greatly appreciated.
As someone who just recently made the move from Boston to Summit County, I can comment on this. If you look at today's ads from the Summit Daily http://www.gocolorado.net/cmnm-class...=10&class=rent
you can see studios and one bedrooms ranging from as low as $695 up to $1200. IT work is extremely dificult to come by, which is why my husband is still living back in Brookline. If you look at the summitdaily help wanted ads, you will see many lodging related jobs.http://www.gocolorado.net/cmnm-class...b=10&class=emp
As far as Copper Mountain goes, there are many Bears working there; Bob Barnes, Mike_M Mikewil, Bong, Pinhead, EAbrown. I am having a great time being able to see these folks outside of cyberspace.
When calculating cost of living, take into account the amount of money you would normally spend on skiing, and cut that down by at least 50%. No transportation costs to resorts, no hotel costs, and $329 season passes!
Aside from that, with the healthy air and the lower crime rate, nothing could drag me back to Boston!