Originally Posted by lonewolf210
I also can not understand why ,at least in Colorado Springs, random traffic jams form. I have hit bumper to bumper traffic for like 10 miles at 11 on a Saturday. No accidents nothing and then as quickly as they appear they are gone
That is so true. There used to be lots of construction going on downtown on I-25, but that seems to have cleared up. The only times we really go to the Springs are for soccer games (ie, Sat and Sun mornings), and it is really weird to expect clear sailing on a weekend morning ... and not get it. We've adjusted, but I don't know why it's like that, either....
I guess I'll add my vote for Denver, although I don't know any other "ski" city. Zurich and Vancouver seem pretty awesome, I've been there. There is a lot of suburban sprawl in Denver, but it's also avoidable. Of course, like many things, the more money you have to spend, the easier it is to avoid.
SLC has great access, to be sure, but every time I've been there, the inversion/pollution has been horrid. Denver is not exactly the greenest place on earth, but it beats SLC by a mile.
Hey, the other cool thing about Denver is how easy and cheap it is to fly to SLC. ;-) We went door-to-door to Alta last season in the same time it would have taken us to drive to Steamboat (well, if you stop in Kremmling for a burger ... I think it was 4 hr). Flights to Jackson are quick, too. And Taos (haven't been there yet) is an easily doable drive.
Edited by segbrown - 11/18/10 at 7:52am