I've lived in vail 3 years and lived in various places in Texas most my prior life. There are fucking idiots in all of these places.
I would not live in el paso or Colorado springs unless I had to, life sometimes takes you to places you may not wanna be. I also can't stand ALOT of front range people mainly the boulder/ft collins brobrah types.
If I had to move to EP I would skip ruidosa and head up to Santa fe mtn. For long weekends Taos is pretty sweet as is wolf creek and Durango plus the added bonus of silverton.