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Georgia boy in Colorado

post #1 of 19
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Me and my room-mates want to take a semester off, and live in colorado for three months to hit the slopes. But I need alot of help. I don't know where the best mountains are, and where to live to be close to the slopes but close to civilization also.
post #2 of 19
Well, that's pretty vague but since you live in Georgia then you most likely live between 2 and 6 hours from your nearest mountain. You can live anywhere in west Denver and be within one to one and half hours (depending on driving conditions) of 4 mountains. Extend that time to an hour and a half to two hours and you're within distance of about 6-8 mountains. And you're still 10 minutes from downtown Denver. If you have the money, you could always live in the Dillon/Silverthorne/Frisco area and be 15 minutes from Keystone, A-Basin, and Breck while being 20 minutes to Loveland and 30 minutes to Vail.

I just moved from Jacksonville, Fl where I was 8 hours away from my "home mountain". Living in Westminster now (northwest Denver suburb), I can't believe next weekend I will only have to drive about 45 minutes to ski!
post #3 of 19
Bring yer' own grits?
post #4 of 19
This strikes me as being a very vague question, but a couple thoughts.
  • Summit County is home to, or very close to, a lot of the big / famous areas. The main population area of Summit County is Frisco / Dillon / Silverthorne. Those three towns are very close; between them, you have one decently sized city.
  • What are your plans for financial support? i.e., I'd think if you were trying to get a ski-area job, your time to do so is very rapidly running out, as would your chances of finding reasonably priced housing in Summit County.
  • Are you sold "for sure" on Colorado? If you want to be close to civilization and great skiing, I'd be thinking Utah. There's at least a dozen or so ski areas within an hours drive of Salt Lake. Being that close to Salt Lake greatly increases your chances of employment, cheap lodging, etc. As mentioned earlier, driving from the Denver area to skiing would get old fast!
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by mandretta View Post
Me and my room-mates want to take a semester off, and live in colorado for three months to hit the slopes. But I need alot of help. I don't know where the best mountains are, and where to live to be close to the slopes but close to civilization also.
Salt Lake City

better snow closer to the city

No I-I70 nuttieness

I just hope you don't have a beard, if so stick to the Colorado plan
post #6 of 19
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I don't know where the best mountains are and where to live to be close to the slopes but close to civilization also.
Snowbird is the best mountain close to civilization. ( Its in Utah not Colorado )
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by UtahPowderPig View Post
Snowbird is the best mountain close to civilization. ( Its in Utah not Colorado )
I guess....... if you call Utah civilization
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by UGASkiDawg View Post
I guess....... if you call Utah civilization
Show you Rght!
post #9 of 19
Here we go to the UT vs CO vs PNW vs.... thread again
post #10 of 19
I moved to Summit County from Greenville, SC this year, I live in Dillon and work in Keystone.....this will be my first season in Summit..........One thing that you better be prepared for is...that it's EXPENSIVE to live in Summit Co, and I'm not talking about a little more it's alot more.

If you have any specific question's ask away.
post #11 of 19
Reading this and watching the HISTORY channel "Gangland" on Salt Lake. Crips are big....and they go to church. I'd think CO or buy Blue ski clothes. NOT RED.

One group is called the "Park City Crew"....PCC
post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
sorry it is not a really detailed question. I don't know anything about the area. A good part time restaurant job or something small to just get some extra cash would be good. I just want to be on the mountain as much as possible. Are there apartments near to the mountain? Also, whats the best deal going for season passes?
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by mandretta View Post
sorry it is not a really detailed question. I don't know anything about the area. A good part time restaurant job or something small to just get some extra cash would be good. I just want to be on the mountain as much as possible. Are there apartments near to the mountain? Also, whats the best deal going for season passes?
If you do a search for "Colorado season pass" here you'll return a number of threads where they've been discussed. Since you likely won't be here before they stop selling most of them you'll likely be best off buying an Epic Pass since it's the only one you can buy online.
post #14 of 19
You could also look at a job as a rental tech at one of the ski shops at a resort. Most of those places are in need of tons of employees. True, the pay isn't that good but you get amazing deals on gear and get a free ski pass so you're saving money on the things you need for the move. Summit County is a good option. If you have a couple buddies with you, you can rent a small place and share the brutal rent. You'll get to ski pretty much as much as you can imagine. Plus if you really feel the need for a big city Denver is just over an hour away
post #15 of 19
So, you were used to living in civilization ....... in Georgia?
post #16 of 19
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So, you were used to living in civilization ....... in Georgia?
Well judging by the number of people moving from the NE to Georgia or anywhere south or west of the NE .....the answer to that question would be absolutely
post #17 of 19
Yo! Mo Fo! You say'in we ain't civilized in Joy-Z?

We got class and we just spreadin it around.
post #18 of 19
I went to UGA and spent a winter here in Summit county...and never went home.

Do you want to live in a mountain town? Or in a city?

If mountain town, I'd consider any of the major CO ski areas; all have great mountain towns adjacent and all hire tons of seasonal work. Restaurant work in the mountains may be a bit tougher to find, unless you have a friend who can hook you up with a job. Unless you want to be in the kitchen.

If you're just going to come out for a season, I'd suggest Aspen, Steamboat , Telluride or Crested Butte; but that's just me.

If you want to be near/in a 'regular' city, I agree with those who suggest SLC.

It will be MUCH tougher to find a place to live than it will a job in a mountain town, btw.
post #19 of 19
Rolling the I-Want-To-Move-To-Colorado magic 8-ball says....... Georgetown.
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