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breckenridge, beaver creek, etc. area 15 34.09%
park city 3 6.82%
tahoe/northern cali 26 59.09%
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Best Place to Live?

im about to be a junior in college at appalachian state university in boone, nc...its a small mountain town with a resort 10 minutes away and since ive been here ive frankly fallen in love with snowboarding and the mountains in general...so now im thinking about post-college and where i want to live and ive pretty much narrowed it down to the breckenridge, beaver creek, etc. area; park city area; and the tahoe/northern cali region

...which do you guys think would be the best place to live?

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BC cause in canada if you get hurt you wont have to pay for it if you dont have health insurance

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Park city might be the cheapest of areas to live at and easiest access to jobs . the I-70 Corridor will give you the most possible mountains to hit up, but might be difficult to find a job in, and tahoe might give you the best view(ie lake to mountain contrast.) don't know about the job situation there.
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BC cause in canada if you get hurt you wont have to pay for it if you dont have health insurance

and us canadians have the best buds!
haha good point on both of those!

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Park city might be the cheapest of areas to live at and easiest access to jobs . the I-70 Corridor will give you the most possible mountains to hit up, but might be difficult to find a job in, and tahoe might give you the best view(ie lake to mountain contrast.) don't know about the job situation there.
yea im in business management and entrepreneurship though so as far as job availability i guess id only be concerned with which place will be easiest to start a job in

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You cold easily live in Salt Lake City, it'll be easier to find a job, and the mountains are plenty close. Depending on where you locate, the drive can be around 20 minutes to Snowbird, Solitude, and Brighton. Ogden has much the same type of access for Snobasin or Powder Mountain. Less traffic there too.

Breck puts you in Summit County. There is a lot of different types of business up there, but as you can imagine, it's a fight for the good jobs. Still, the resorts hire, and if you can stick around, I'm sure you'll find something more steady. Season Passes have been relatively cheap and I suspect they will remain so for at least another couple of years. You also have the Denver option, not as close as Salt Lake, but it is a city with a little of everything. You are generally looking at somewhere around an hour drive to most spots. I70 is a shit show on weekends, the bane of my existence at times. Still snowboarding in fresh pow in March then coming down to town, wearing shorts, a t-shirt, and sitting on a patio drinking beer in 70 degree weather doesn't suck either.

Tahoe is probably the toughest spot. The towns are really small. Not much going on in Tahoe, Truckee, even South Lake with all the Casinos. Reno might be an option for you. Sacramento on the other side is a bit longer of a drive. The 'hoe is rad for sure. My experience there is about 15 years in the past now, so I am sure some of the local guys can chime in about the scene there.
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the aspen area is a good bet too. its a little more pricey, but the ski company offers decent housing at a decent price and the night life is killer. plus 4 great mountains within 20 min of each other.
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That's true about Aspen. What a great spot, I just wish it was a little less expensive around there...
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killz, true thats its pricey, but the wages around town relate to the cost of living quite well. I've been here three years now and I'm not struggling, and I don't have what would be considered a glamorous job.

The great part about it is that most people know that it is pricey so they go somewhere else. That leaves the mountains pretty uncrowded most of the time. I hardly ever have to wait in a lift line.
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