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Moving to Utah!

post #1 of 22
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Yep, after 12 years in DC, I'm finally getting back to the land of dry, white goodness. Just got everything squared away. Damn, I'm feeling good about this.
post #2 of 22
Good for you. How did you swing it?
post #3 of 22
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Well, the hard part was convincing my work that I could telecomute, wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. They ascribe to the 'a happy worker is a productive worker' idea, so I guess I lucked out. Now I just need to find a house with a fat pipe...
post #4 of 22
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Originally posted by Lodro:
I just need to find a house with a fat pipe...
Wait a minute, perhaps I should rephrase that.
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Welcome to Utah! I moved here within the last year from Northern California. I am really looking forward to some snow!
I was up at Powder Mountain and also Snowbasin today just looking around as I had business in the area. I lived in DC for a while as well. I don't miss the traffic and crowds. I feel so fortunate to live here and do on a daily basis what other people have to plan for and travel to do on vacation! Welcome again! [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #6 of 22
Lodro:

Welcome (back?) to Utah. We've lived here for 6.5 years and I love it.

How soon are you moving?

Bob
post #7 of 22
I moved to Utah from S Ca about 6 years ago It is one of the best things I have ever done. Welcome Back and if EL Nino works the way it should you picked a good time to return to Utah.
post #8 of 22
fat pipe no problem. whole valley's wired. I recommend X-Mission for dsl or T1... Welcome to Utah..p.s. pick up some fatties; nobody gets the pow like the locals...your odds of being around when the champaign arrives just went up to 100%
post #9 of 22
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Coming back. 4-5th generation, actually, so feels a little weird being welcomed back by Californians, but hey, thanks guys. : (And, no, to the next question. )

Looking at PC prob. so DSL isn't as assured. BTW, I've been looking around, and it looks like there are still parts of the valley that aren't wired, including IIRC Holiday/Millcreek area. But I could be wrong. Its actually really hard to find out who covers what. For example, they are supposed to be putting DSL into new areas in PC this fall, but it seems impossible to get any real timetables or find out where the coverage is.

Its a real tradeoff deciding between PC and valley. On the one hand, best skiing and snow is clearly Cottonwood canyons, but on the other, I really want to be able to take a quickhour or two to hit the slopes, and even living at the mouth of the big or little is a lot further than living 5 minutes from a lift. And there is good terrain in PC, just not as much of it. And then most important in PC you miss the inversions, heat, smog, etc..
post #10 of 22
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Originally posted by Rubob:
fick up some fatties; nobody gets the pow like the locals...your odds of being around when the champaign arrives just went up to 100%
Man, I know what you are saying. We visit every year, and every year I swear to god, I arrive right when a 3 week high decides to park itself over the Wasatch. : But no more.
post #11 of 22
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Originally posted by Bob.Peters:
How soon are you moving?
mid-Dec, probably.
post #12 of 22
Most of Park City has DSL now. ATT just put in some new cables in my area of Prospector Park. Theres alot of people up here who work out of thier home Then fly to thier offices in LA or even NY when they have to be there.
As you said living here makes getting to ski so much easier then living down in the Valley. You have the Canyons, Park City and Deer Valley all within 10 mins of just about anywhee in Park City. If you need a Alta fix it's only a 30 to 45 min drive. My sister in her porsche has been known to get to Snowbird in less time. Just don't say anything to the UHP about that.
post #13 of 22
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Originally posted by Utah49:
Most of Park City has DSL now....
Thanks for the info, Utah
post #14 of 22
Quote:
Originally posted by Utah49:
If you need a Alta fix it's only a 30 to 45 min drive. My sister in her porsche has been known to get to Snowbird in less time. Just don't say anything to the UHP about that.
I'm calling shenanigans.

BobMc
post #15 of 22

So, Utah, you never told me you had a sister...
You never told me she had a Porsche

S
post #16 of 22
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Yea, I'm thinking 20-25 mins. to get down Parley's even at 70-80, plus scooting out 215 and Wasatch then back up Little. Not even thinking about canyon traffic. She's got to be flying to make it in less than 35-40 mins. : : :

What I'm dreaming about is the interconnect. I would love to ski over to Brighton and then on over to Solitude, my favorite place to catch some deeps. It would be great if they could work out a ticket system that would make that cheap enough to do.
post #17 of 22
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Originally posted by Lodro:
Yea, I'm thinking 20-25 mins. to get down Parley's even at 70-80...
hmm, on second thought a bit quicker than that. My brother-in-law makes it down from Pinebrook to foothills in 15-20. But if you're not right on the interstate its got to take about 20-25 to get down valley I would think.
post #18 of 22
Lodro, Keep in mind when Heading to Alta you are not going to hit any traffic going south on 215 early in the morning. I can make the drive from my house in my Old Toyota 4x4 Pick up in about 45 mins on a clear day. If there is snow then it will take longer. Brighton and Solitude take longer since it is a longer drive up the Canyon. Getting to Snowbasin is about an Hour Drive. I just took a ride up to Powder Mountain Now that is a drive due to all the back roads you have to use to get there.
you know it wouldn't take much to do a interconnect between all the Cottenwood Canyon resorts. a lift or two would do it. Now if you could get all the resort to agree to a lift ticket It could be the closest to European skiing anywhere in North America. By turning the Brighton side of Guardsman pass road into a ski run then Bringing in a lift or gondola up from Brighton you could add all the Park City Side to the mix. It won't be long before there is a connection between Deer Vally and Park City. Like the one between Alta and Snowbird. Once that happens I'm sure that There will be a connection between Park City and the Canyons. There is only one canyon between the Two and it is private land. It kinda boogles the mind to think about that. Could imagine the trail map!
post #19 of 22
To all people moving to Utah this season: Let us know when you get here, we have a gathering or something. I know of this guy with a great backyard, a BBQ, nice deck... And if he says no, I'll volunteer my place.

Oh yea, I'm starting to interview potintial roommates, so if anybody knows anbody, PM me.
post #20 of 22
Hi everyone in SLC:

Being new in town I wanted to make it to the cookout last weekend but I had family responsibilities that took me to Idaho for the last few days. Would love to get together for beers or dinner anytime if anyone is interested. I can't wait for snow. I have been hiking Hidden Peak up at Snowbird and biking up Mill Creek Canyon trying to get my legs in shape for skiing. I'm going to the Utah Avalanche Center Party tomorrow night At Black Diaimond which should be fun.

Let it Snow! [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #21 of 22
Hi everyone in SLC:

Being new in town I wanted to make it to the cookout last weekend but I had family responsibilities that took me to Idaho for the last few days. Would love to get together for beers or dinner anytime if anyone is interested. I can't wait for snow. I have been hiking Hidden Peak up at Snowbird and biking up Mill Creek Canyon trying to get my legs in shape for skiing. I'm going to the Utah Avalanche Center Party tomorrow night At Black Diaimond which should be fun.

Let it Snow! [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #22 of 22
Quote:
Originally posted by AltaSkier:
To all people moving to Utah this season: Let us know when you get here, we have a gathering or something.
It looks like if all goes according to plan, I will be arriving around the 15th of Oct. I'll keep you guys posted. Ok, back to stroking my G4's...
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