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post #31 of 180
HI..
We like Tahoe winter and summer - very easy to reach out of Reno, so much to do year round w/ the lake right there and the valley 2 hours away - restaurants, nightlife or not if you don't partake (we don't) nice laid baqck people, lower taxes in NV, cheaper real estate on the NV. side of the Sierras, and Kirkwood and Alpine are some of the best skiing anywhere..
I'd like to have your problem! :)
post #32 of 180
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Thanks dood,

That post put a big smile on my face.
 
Heh, you called Sibhusky a dood.
post #33 of 180

Short drive to the lake  & kirkwood & it's not Reno. 
post #34 of 180
Gardnerville's great, but can be tough as far as distance to civilization.

Don't get me wrong, I learned to ski at Kirkwood and if you're into climbing on a (road) bicycle the California Death Ride is pretty cool (130 miles, 16000 feet of climbing or something like that; starts and ends in Markleeville 5 miles or so from Gardnerville).

I have been starting a new career as an electrician and have 3 more years on my plate until I get my card and can go other places. I finished school at UNR, and half of me misses Reno but the other doesn't. Reno used to be a much better place before overbuilding ruined the character of the town. That said, I'd be happy to live in Mogul or Verdi (west up I-80 along the Truckee). Verdi is right on the NV/CA border, so it's only 20 minutes to Truckee and therefore 25 minutes to Northstar, 35 to Squaw and Alpine, 35 to Sugar Bowl and on down the line.

I'm probably eventually going to end up in the high sierras, but it might take another 10-15 years. A lot of people say Utah or Colorado, but Tahoe has the longest season anywhere (if you include Mammoth, it's even longer). It's also an 8 or 9 hour burn on I-80 to SLC, a 14 or 15 hour burn on hwy 50/I-70 to Colo. ski areas and if the weather sucks for the winter, only 6 hours to Bend, Oregon and Bachelor (which, in turn, is 1.5-2 hours from Mt. Hood and Timberline).
post #35 of 180
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Heh, you called Sibhusky a dood.
 
doodess, n'est pas?
post #36 of 180
I'd choose Reno in the USA bcus it has so many mountains to choose from.  Also bcus I race cars and they have a nice track + air races, lots of summer sports at the lake, close to Vegas, and SF

Downtown Reno is pretty dumpy but check out the NE and NW which are a lot nicer.  I was looking at buying a house up in Summerset but now I am tending more towards moving to Buenos Aires, Argentina

If you are talking anywhere in the world then its BA for me

BA isn't exaclty a ski town but it has at least 6 great resorts within 2 hrs by plane, also has a fantastic race track, incredible food, gorgeous women, beaches nearby and the exchange rate is about 3.8 to 1 USD

Whatever your net worth is in the USA it almost quadruples in BA  Cant beat that
post #37 of 180
Even though I live in Santa Fe and don't plan on going anywhere, it's not really a ski town - skiing isn't a dominant cultural force here.  For ski towns, I'd pick them in the following order:
Chamonix (hey, no one said I had to be financially realistic) 
Aspen (see above)
Tahoe City.

Those three have all kinds of excellent lift-served and tons of backcountry skiing options, and a modicum of amenities.  Jackson Hole might be a close fourth, but it's a long ways to anywhere from there.  
post #38 of 180
Sibby allows these things to happen to separate the in crowd from newer arrivals.  Although you'd think the picture would be a dead giveaway.  

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Heh, you called Sibhusky a dood.
 
post #39 of 180
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Sibby allows these things to happen to separate the in crowd from newer arrivals.  Although you'd think the picture would be a dead giveaway.  
 


 
The pictures a dead give a way
post #40 of 180
of the dog...clearly a female.

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The pictures a dead give a way
 
post #41 of 180
Are you calling Sibhusky a dog?

No, no, Nanette!
post #42 of 180
 Sibby is clearly a bitch.  
post #43 of 180
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 Sibby is clearly a bitch.  

Woooow, if you saw my avatar on TGR, it is a really cute Keeshond.
People always ask me what her name is.
"His name is Shadow".
"O, he's so cute I thought he was a girl" is the reply.
So I never assume a cute dog is necessarily female.
post #44 of 180
We're a few years ahead of you but Bozeman seems like a nice place. We'll probalby spend winters and summers there or near there and spring and fall in the south where we live now. Lot's of 70's style ranch style houses and some trailer parks but overall it seems like a nice place.
Lots of good ideas here - but I think Chamonix is the best.
post #45 of 180
Humm,I've never lived in a "ski town" EVER.  Sometimes I think I'd take any ski town even if it had to be for the rest of my life.  But, I'm also quite OK with being 3 hours from skiing because I'm also 3 hours from some awesome beaches.  How bout one ski town AND one beach house?
post #46 of 180
Seems like to me, that people spend thier life trying to decide where to retire/move to, so they can do what they enjoy. Why not live your life where you think/know fits your life style? Then when you retire things just continue the way that you like, and you have spent your life living/doing what you like.
Sometimes it seems as though you may be giving up some of the better things, but if you want something different, is what you are giving up really better?
I have made 3 (what I term major) moves in my lifetime, the 3rd one 30 years ago, and I'm where I want to be. Skiing within 1 to 2 hrs away, good skiing within 4 to 6 hrs away by driving.  Colorado and Utah are approx 5 to 6 hrs by plane, Not a biggy when you are the only consideration on the schedule and plane tickets are cheap compared to a major move.
Life is good, if you don't get caught up in the so called corporate culture. Just an opinion from a 66 yr old kid.
post #47 of 180
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 I had to shake my head at was when Prickly (who skis near St Moritz) mentioned US ski towns.

 

I just miss the burgers.
post #48 of 180
I don't know how I missed this thread. A very relevant one for me and ms. Finn. From our perspective, you have to live in the town, not exist and commute to/from the mountain. For su, Steamboat is just the place, A strong sense of community, a lot of pride in their town. Folks there can't be nicer and more willing to show you why they love thier paradise. Its small enought that you culd actually live their without a car but you have so much right at your door. The only downfall is the expense to live in town or on the mountain proper. Even though it's half or a 1/3 or Vasil or Aspen, you are still looking at 800K or so. Still, it's down to earth and worht every penny. I just need to get there. I have really come to understand that living where and the way I do is not really what it's about. We work to go to places like Steamboat,  where we say it's paradise and where we want to live, yet we still live in a place that is hard to really call home because of a paycheck. Something is wrong with this. you can't buy climbing Lupine trail, you can't buy surfin' pow on Buff pass, you cant buy tube floatin' on the Yampa........
post #49 of 180
Another thing to consider if how close you may want to be to a major airport. Major airport as in: Reno, SLC, Denver, ect 
post #50 of 180
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I don't know how I missed this thread. A very relevant one for me and ms. Finn. From our perspective, you have to live in the town, not exist and commute to/from the mountain. For su, Steamboat is just the place, A strong sense of community, a lot of pride in their town. Folks there can't be nicer and more willing to show you why they love thier paradise. Its small enought that you culd actually live their without a car but you have so much right at your door. The only downfall is the expense to live in town or on the mountain proper. Even though it's half or a 1/3 or Vasil or Aspen, you are still looking at 800K or so. Still, it's down to earth and worht every penny. I just need to get there. I have really come to understand that living where and the way I do is not really what it's about. We work to go to places like Steamboat,  where we say it's paradise and where we want to live, yet we still live in a place that is hard to really call home because of a paycheck. Something is wrong with this. you can't buy climbing Lupine trail, you can't buy surfin' pow on Buff pass, you cant buy tube floatin' on the Yampa........

Probably sacrilegious to cite a civil rights poem in the context of this thread, but for powder freaks it fits.
 

A Dream Deferred

by Langston Hughes
 

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up

like a raisin in the sun?

Or fester like a sore--

And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?

Or crust and sugar over--

like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags

like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

post #51 of 180
OK Sibhusky, now mention the winter fog.

Actually, there are a lot of great places, and not enough years in retirement to do them all justice.  Whitefish is certainly one of them.

We picked Bend because the eight months of skiing is right next to 11 months of biking, hiking and fishing.  The steepest precipitation gradient on the continent will take you from 15 feet of snow to dry sunny rock climbing in 25 miles.  Good regional medical center, and now, a half price sale on the real estate.  The airport keeps getting better too.

From my house I can walk to the Mt Bachelor shuttle and stumble to four or five brew-pubs. 

From Bachelor in mid-June


From my yard in mid-January

post #52 of 180
Newfydog, you certainly have your priorities in order; good man
post #53 of 180
If your taste runs to snow cats, helicopters and (in some places, at least) lots of snow, there's something to be said for British Columbia...

BC also has water, both drinking and recreational, and vast tracts of unpopulated wilderness for hiking, biking, camping, etc.

Of course, there aren't any freeways, and not much in the way of big city amenities unless you live in the cancer that is Vancouver. And it's hard to fly anywhere from the interior without changing planes a couple of times. Or more.

Ya pays yer money and ya makes yer choice.


Step outside. The graphics are amazing!
post #54 of 180
Finn:

As the locals say, you come for the winter and stay because of the summers.  Steamboat is a great town and one of the few ski towns that seems to actually be a town.

Newfy:

Our family spends a lot of time in Sunriver (including later this month) and just love central Oregon.  A few years back we actually talked about moving there (from Portland) and I even had an informational interview.  We didn't make the move and I have to tell myself that it would be different if you actually lived and worked there as opposed to vacationing there.  Thanks for spoiling my rationalization over the decision!
post #55 of 180
Not sure why anyone wants to be near a MAJOR airport.  Personally I love coming into ours.  Just three gates.  No stress.  Walk easily to the car.  Parking lot roughly the size of the one at Safeway.  Just thinking of something like Chicago or Newark or any other "major" airport wears me out.  I only want a major airport when I want to go elsewhere and why would I ever want to go elsewhere?  And yes, this is the typical amount of people in it....



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Another thing to consider if how close you may want to be to a major airport. Major airport as in: Reno, SLC, Denver, ect 

I know.  I zigzag between wanting people to know how wonderful it is here and trying to scare them off.  Sorry I forgot the scare 'em away part that time!


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OK Sibhusky, now mention the winter fog.

Actually, there are a lot of great places, and not enough years in retirement to do them all justice.  Whitefish is certainly one of them.
post #56 of 180
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Not sure why anyone wants to be near a MAJOR airport.  Personally I love coming into ours. 
 


Because major airports are typically ALOT cheaper to fly in and out out of and there are more flight schedules.  I try to fly out of Hayden (Stmbt's airport) as much as I can, but in the off-season you're restricted with flights, and it's usually much more expensive than driving to Denver and getting a flight out of there.
post #57 of 180
Yeah, but if you're retiring to a ski town, why would you want to go elsewhere?  Like how often is this an issue?  Once a year?

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Because major airports are typically ALOT cheaper to fly in and out out of and there are more flight schedules.  I try to fly out of Hayden (Stmbt's airport) as much as I can, but in the off-season you're restricted with flights, and it's usually much more expensive than driving to Denver and getting a flight out of there.
post #58 of 180
Newfy, you got it right bro' beautiful!

Tam, yup, for sure. I was just up there for 10 days. just awesome so much to do. didn't get all in that we wanted to.

James, that's beautiful man, I some how feel old decrepid, dried up and festering all at one time..... :)
post #59 of 180
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Why not live your life where you think/know fits your life style? Then when you retire things just continue the way that you like, and you have spent your life living/doing what you like.

+1
post #60 of 180
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Humm,I've never lived in a "ski town" EVER.  Sometimes I think I'd take any ski town even if it had to be for the rest of my life.  But, I'm also quite OK with being 3 hours from skiing because I'm also 3 hours from some awesome beaches.  How bout one ski town AND one beach house?

Easy answer...because I get bored after about a week on the beach once a year but I never get bored skiing or riding my bike up Mnts.
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