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post #91 of 119
I moved here 15 years ago partly for the skiing, which is extensive just two hours or so to the west, east or north of here, no complaints whatsoever. But to live in, actually in the mountains, would be another story. Let me teach you a little Italian to answer this one:

Would you (as in you singular) move just to be in ski country? - Ti spostaresti per essere in montagna? - Yes, absolutely

Would you (as in "you all", eg, "you" plural, your band or your gang) move? - Vi spostareste...? Sadly, no...
post #92 of 119
Yes. Did it mid-life with the family. Steamboat. Don't regret it.
post #93 of 119
The question is really, "Why wouldn't you move to ski country if you are a skier?" I did it right out of college and have been in the Rockies 30 years now. I figured I could be poor anywhere, so I might as well do it in a beautiful place that has great skiing.
post #94 of 119
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Would you (as in "you all", eg, "you" plural, your band or your gang) move? - Vi spostareste...? Sadly, no...
Troppo cattivo! Ma come lei si può si lamentare? Il cibo, gli alpi, le estate belle? Non forse così cattivo...
post #95 of 119
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........I could be poor anywhere, so I might as well do it in a beautiful place that has great skiing.
FKNA right!
post #96 of 119
Your Italian is quite good, Mr Morgan. No, of course I've got nothing to complain about. My wife rips and the condo in the mountains is hers!
post #97 of 119
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Originally Posted by mudfoot View Post
The question is really, "Why wouldn't you move to ski country if you are a skier?" I did it right out of college and have been in the Rockies 30 years now. I figured I could be poor anywhere, so I might as well do it in a beautiful place that has great skiing.
The answer to the question is actually "only if skiing is your life"!

Many bears are skiing nuts. But many others bears are just casual skiers. They have other hobbies (e.g. sailing). Hard to do that in the mountains! (worse still if your other hobby is opera or ballet!!!

If it's just money, I would have moved decades ago. But no, I never want to LIVE in the mountains.
post #98 of 119
Absobloodylutely!! Relocated from Scotland to Canada 2 years ago and now finally going to be working in Whistler after chucking in the city/office lark just this week. I've been kinda planning this since I saw my 1st Warren Miller movie many moons ago ... just took a wee while to figure out how. At least I can't be accused of a rush decision.
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post #99 of 119
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The answer to the question is actually "only if skiing is your life"!

Many bears are skiing nuts. But many others bears are just casual skiers. They have other hobbies (e.g. sailing). Hard to do that in the mountains! (worse still if your other hobby is opera or ballet!!!

If it's just money, I would have moved decades ago. But no, I never want to LIVE in the mountains.
The Lake Dillon Marina has some great sailing....ski in the winter and sail in the summer.
post #100 of 119
Moved to Silverton CO this summer. Love it. The pow is coming.
post #101 of 119
Moved out intending to stay only one season, keep deciding to stay every season
post #102 of 119
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Originally Posted by at_nyc View Post
The answer to the question is actually "only if skiing is your life"!

Many bears are skiing nuts. But many others bears are just casual skiers. They have other hobbies (e.g. sailing). Hard to do that in the mountains! (worse still if your other hobby is opera or ballet!!!

If it's just money, I would have moved decades ago. But no, I never want to LIVE in the mountains.
If you like to sail Big Mountain in Whitefish, Montana has an annual two stage race with combined results of a ski race and a sailing race on Flathead Lake, the biggest natural lake west of the Mississippi. Likewise, Schwietzer Basin in Idaho is on a large lake with great sailing.

Obviously, you are right, not everyone is a hardcore skier willing to devote their life to it. Priorities like yours are the reason all the skiers haven't moved to the mountains, which makes life here better. It works out for both of us. Oh yeah, and contrary to popular belief we have opera and ballet out here too (Denver, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe), you just have to scratch the surface a little to find it. My experience has been that the number one reason more skiers don't move to the mountains is family ties.
post #103 of 119
Skiing, sailing, opera and ballet within one hour - check.
post #104 of 119

Just did it

I just got here to Denver last week. I just hopped in the car motored out from S. Florida. That was the easy part. Now I just need to find a job in my field. I myself can't wait for the season to begin.
post #105 of 119
Errrr, my MBA thesis is on maximizing efficiency in ski resorts, does that indicate something?
post #106 of 119
Mackstraw, are you currently in an MBA program, or a grad? I'm interested in the prospects for MBAs in the ski industry. My school (Georgetown), as well as the other schools I'm familiar with (Darden, Duke, Wharton) tend to focus on management consulting, investment banking, corporate finance, and brand management for consumer packaged goods firms. While some people go into the sports industry, it's usually for someone like Nike. The ski industry seems to be a whole new world...
post #107 of 119
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If you like to sail Big Mountain in Whitefish, Montana has an annual two stage race with combined results of a ski race and a sailing race on Flathead Lake, the biggest natural lake west of the Mississippi. Likewise, Schwietzer Basin in Idaho is on a large lake with great sailing.

Obviously, you are right, not everyone is a skier willing to devote their life to it. Priorities like yours are the reason all the skiers haven't moved to the mountains, which makes life here better. It works out for both of us. Oh yeah, and contrary to popular belief we have opera and ballet out here too (Denver, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe), you just have to scratch the surface a little to find it. My experience has been that the number one reason more skiers don't move to the mountains is family ties.
Totally agree on the family tie part. That's the "real" reason I'm where I am.

I was just using sailing as an example. I'm not a sailor myself. But I AM a sea kayaker. And there's no ocean in Colorado/Utah. Yes, you can sail, or kayak on lakes. But it's far cry from sailing the wide open ocean. I can imagine a lot of sailors would prefer the ocean swell as well, which doesn't exist in inland lakes. And God forbid if you're into surfing! Or diving etc...

So, it becomes a choice of whether to live by the ocean and fly to the mountain to ski vs. live in the mountains and fly to the coast to sail/kayak/surf. For me, it's easier to fly with 2' long skis than flying with 16' long kayak (or sail boat).
post #108 of 119
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Originally Posted by at_nyc View Post
So, it becomes a choice of whether to live by the ocean and fly to the mountain to ski vs. live in the mountains and fly to the coast to sail/kayak/surf. For me, it's easier to fly with 2' long skis than flying with 16' long kayak (or sail boat).
Where do you ski on 2' long skis ?
post #109 of 119
big feet?
post #110 of 119
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Where do you ski on 2' long skis ?
Ooops! 2 meter = 6' (actually, more like 5')
post #111 of 119
Must the new math where 39" = 2 1/2'...
post #112 of 119
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Originally Posted by Harry_Morgan View Post
Skiing, sailing, opera and ballet within one hour - check.
Ditto, and your opera is not the Met.

Kaj
post #113 of 119
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Originally Posted by at_nyc View Post
The answer to the question is actually "only if skiing is your life"!

Many bears are skiing nuts. But many others bears are just casual skiers. They have other hobbies (e.g. sailing). Hard to do that in the mountains! (worse still if your other hobby is opera or ballet!!!

If it's just money, I would have moved decades ago. But no, I never want to LIVE in the mountains.
Since when are skiing and sailing mutually exclusive? My club has the last chance regatta this weekend, and after that it's floats out on the 27th. We then do a little frostbite series in N-10's and Lasers through March.

And from what can see, A-basin just opened up this weekend and Copper and Keystone are opening November 2, and they generally close mid April.

Seems to me if you are properly organized that you can enjoy all the benefits of a competitive sailing season, and a good ski season as well.

Kaj
post #114 of 119
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Originally Posted by viking kaj View Post
Ditto, and your opera is not the Met.

Kaj

Yes, but any skiing within two hours of the Met isn't the Cascades either.
post #115 of 119
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Yes, but any skiing within two hours of the Met isn't the Cascades either.
You're right, it's three hours to Denver, but then that's not the Cascades.
post #116 of 119
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You're right, it's three hours to Denver, but then that's not the Cascades.
And your vehicle is not waiting outside your door. Good skiing at that Denver airport too!

What is your door to lift time?
post #117 of 119
Fifty days skiing within an hour vs. how many days at the Met? - I would venture that even if I lived in Midtown, I'd never get 50 days in at the Met in a year. Once or twice every decade has been my allotment so far. Unfortunately now that Joe Volpe has retired, I'll probably have to pay to get in
post #118 of 119
I've done it in under six hours door to door to the La Quinta in Silverthorne, and that's quicker than it takes me to get to any place in Vermont including Stratton.

My day total last year was 30, none in the East, which I figure ain't too bad for a flatlander.

Kaj
post #119 of 119
The only thing I miss from back east or the flatlands is spectacular Fall colors. I really don't even miss my old friends that much -- even though we've known some of them 30 years I was too busy working to have the hours with them add up. Hell, I've spent more time talking to my hand therapist in the last 5 months than most of the friends I've ever had! I don't really have the money to cover her unpaid insurance submissions, but it's casual here and I developed a website for her and that paid her off. I like the fact that I drive to the store, pass people I know, run into more in the store and find out that people I know from group A know more about some of the people in group B than I imagined. I like small town living even though I'll have to drive to Missoula to get an MRI for my dog.
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