I finally decided that Summit County is where I would like to build or buy a modest ski home. Two years ago the choices on my short list were down to the Wasatch mountains adjacent to Salt Lake City or Summit County. However, Summit County is actually a resonable driving distance from southern Louisiana and more importantly Summit County has a lot more to offer in the summer time when the temperature and humidity in Louisiana evens our at 95 degrees and 95 percent respectively.
My wife and I are heading to Colorado this summer and will look at real estate in the Breckenridge, Vail, Silverthorne and surrounding areas. I'm not sure if we want to be close to a specific resort that we consider our "home" mountain or if we want a more central location as a jump off point to multiple resorts. That decision may work itself out during our trip.
I know that many forum members live in Summit County and I would appreciate all comments, personal experiences, advice, etc. I'm sure there are any number of important criteria that I haven't even considered.
Thanks in advance for your input.