united states or canada would be preferred. idk about the price, just not super expensive. i would want to be within 20 minutes of the resort
Vancouver, BC has three local hills within 35min of downtown. You can live closer than that and still be in the city too.
You've also got Whistler, Baker, Hemlock within 2hrs... then you've got the nearest interior mountains within 5hrs... then the powder highway beyond that.
People say Van is expensive, but I say that it's relative to any larger city. Just like anywhere, you've gotta be a little smart about your money.
Hope that helps