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Any families with kids in school relocate to Denver/Boulder for 4-8 weeks in Winter??

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ok so the wife agrees that next winter we will "move" to denver or boulder for 4-8 wks and work/ski while there. fortunately my law firm has a denver office so i can "move" work no problem. Wife has her own business and only needs wifi and a phone. Kids will be 5 and 6 (preschool and kindergarten. I assume finding a short term furnished rental will not be that hard or expensive.

Anyone out there doing this?? would love to hear where you lived, where you skiied, what days you skiied, what ski programs the kids did, etc.

I suspect we will do a season pass to keep costs in check. skiing will all be day trips from the denver/boulder rental. ski every wknd and hopefully some fridays as well. probably take a week off as vacation. would like to enroll the kids in a program. and maybe find a college student to babysit/tutor/enrich kids for a few hours a day during the week so the wife can work at least 1/2 days.

what am i missing?
post #2 of 6
I am assuming that you can't just relocate to a mountain town, you need to be closer to the Denver office of your law firm, is that correct?

I that case, I'd advise the Golden or Lakewood areas to live in as they are closer to the I-70 corridor to get you up the mountain. You'll need to come in to Colorado at some point in the fall to buy your passes I believe. I'm sure there are plenty of nanny services or college services that would help with the kids tutoring etc.

As far as programs, Copper does have a great kids program depending on levels. I've heard good things about Copper Choppers. I coach for a non-profit ski racing club based at Copper that is every Saturday and an occasional Sunday race if they are wanting to be at that level.
post #3 of 6
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thanks! lakewood was the first town that my co workers suggested to get me right at I 70...realistically i need to be in denver or near denver since i will be commuting 4 days a week for 4-6 weeks. boulder jumped out at me with the hopes of finding an elementary education under grad or grad student to tutor/babysit...and i have a coworker who does the 45 min commute to denver every day.
post #4 of 6
Keep in mind that CU Boulder isn't the only university in the area. University of Denver, Metro State and Regis University all have teaching programs. Boulder to Denver isn't bad but if you're going to have to commute you might as well be closer to the mountain drive.
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what am i missing?

Moving permanently????
post #6 of 6
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part of me wishes it was permanent. unfortunately too many ties to the east coast. so we will have to settle for a 1-2 months there at an age when the kids can still be pulled from "school" (preschool and kinder). part of me can believe that we can do this as adults with kids when we didnt have the nerve to do it single or even married with kids - i want to do it more for my girls and to ski with them every wknd than i want to do it for myself.
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