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Thumbs up I need some advice on moving to Breckenridge

So here's the deal, I'm 24 and living in Arkansas. I'll be graduating college in December and when I do I am planning on packing up and moving to Breck. I'm sold on Breck just because it is my favorite resort by far (I've been to steamboat, copper, vail, beaver, keystone). I plan on moving around this time next year, getting a job and working all summer and in that time get all my gear for the winter season (I've always just rented boards). From what I have heard it's a good idea for somebody my age going alone to try to find roommates as opposed to just getting a place by myself, so that's what I'm going to try to do. I know it's expensive to live in Breck so I have started saving up money so I have some to get me started when I first move out there. I guess I was just wondering if anybody on here ever did anything similar, and if you could give any advice as to moving alone. What is the best time of year to move? when are there going to be the most job openings (particularly in restaurants)? Can it be fairly easy to get a job once I get out there, even though I currently live so far away? Which places give free lift tickets to employees? I can probably think of some more questions once people respond but for now I guess I'm just looking for some general advice from people who have done something similar, even if it wasn't Breck in particular that you moved to. I know this is pretty far away but I thought it would be a good idea to start planning now as to ensure a successful move . On a side note I'm moving out there for a love of the sport, so not having much money when I live there doesn't bother me, as long as I can board and have a place to sleep I'll be happy
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Buy your epic pass now for next season. Look on craigslist for room mate type stuff. Im moving to vail in july. My wife has seen numberous jobs listed in the area for restaurant type stuff. I start my job july 25.... in vail.
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ask BA if you can bunk with him... hehehe
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Thanks argo, ya I was planning on using craigslist especially for roommates. Seems like the best idea for sure.
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I would think that it's gonna be pretty tough moving there mid-season. Most of the seasonal jobs will be already be long filled.

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See that's one of the things I was wondering and why I wanted to ask you all. I would like to live there over the summer so I can be settled in by the time ski season comes around. I wasn't sure when the 11/12 season would be over though, and I would like to be there in the optimal time for finding work
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BurtonAvenger is probably your best bet on this subject. When he shows up, there will likely be a nugget or two of good info buried in his bitch fest rant of a post. Just a heads up on what to expect.

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hmm sounds interesting haha, i think im going to like this forum
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BurtonAvenger is probably your best bet on this subject. When he shows up, there will likely be a nugget or two of good info buried in his bitch fest rant of a post. Just a heads up on what to expect.
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BurtonAvenger is probably your best bet on this subject. When he shows up, there will likely be a nugget or two of good info buried in his bitch fest rant of a post. Just a heads up on what to expect.
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