Originally Posted by pheft
Hey, I grew up in Issaquah! Lived on Lake Sammamish when it was out in the country (At least for my earliest years. It moved to the suburbs when I was in High School), and graduated from Issaquah High. A friend of mine made a "Ski Issaquah" poster when we were in HS. It featured a skier in full rain gear and a sou'wester hat skiing down the gravel pit (no snow, of course).
Pheft, if you see a fiddle and banjo player in White Salmon Lodge come up and say hi!
I went to Sammamish High, when it was 4 miles outside of Bellevue, and what seems weird to me now is all the houses at the top of the gravel pit. They should put in fiber mats and a chair lift (like you see near Edinborough, Scotland) in that gravel pit. That would be cool. And whats with this city named Sammamish where there was forest? When did that happen? I'm glad to be an hour and a 1/2 from Seattle. I was born there but wouldn't want to live there now. As bad as the growth is here, it's worse in all of Central and South Puget Sound. From the Sound to the foothills, what a mess.
Where ever your job turns out to be, north, central or south you will be close to good skiing. One of the greatest things about living around here is that you don't have to go on ski vacations. You just wake up in the morning and say to yourself, "Hell with work today", load up the car and go up for the day. Of course with a new job you might want to go night skiing after work a few days a week instead. Or you might try to get midweek days off so you can ski cheaper and without the weekend crowds.
Good luck to you.