Originally Posted by piersonsarah
I know there would be the same thread on here somewhere but couldnt seem to find one anywhere. Do you have the link to it?
Welcome to Epic, piersonsarah.
Your question is one that's a little tough to search threads for because all the key words are pretty common in a ski forum. I've listed a few threads below that might be of help for you.
Lots and lots of folks here have done essentially what you're hoping to do. Some did it for a winter and then went back to the "real" world. A lot more did it for a winter, then did it for the following summer just to see what it would be like, then hung around for another winter just because, and then twenty years later had never left.
As a huge, sweeping generalization, you'll find ski-town housing hard to come by and expensive. Jobs will be easy to find (and change) if you've got a place to stay. Most of these resort towns have small daily newspapers that have online editions. Ours here in Jackson Hole has lots and lots of rental and job classifieds
. If you can settle on a town you like, go to the online version of their paper and start looking for jobs and places to stay. Make phone calls about jobs, because this is the time of year when all kinds of employers are scrambling to fill jobs.
I spent a winter in Aspen right after college and I loved it. It was some of the most fun I've ever had in my life. You should definitely try to make it happen.
Any special reason you're limiting yourself to just Colorado? Nothing wrong with Colorado, but there are a lot of other great little resort towns around the West. Do you speak French or Italian or German? The Alps would be fun.
Here are some threads that might help:http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...+in+colorad ohttp://forums.epicski.com/showthread...+in+colorad ohttp://forums.epicski.com/showthread...+for+ski +bumhttp://forums.epicski.com/showthread...+for+ski +bumhttp://forums.epicski.com/showthread...+for+ski +bumhttp://forums.epicski.com/showthread...+for+ski +bumhttp://forums.epicski.com/showthread...+for+ski +bum