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Old 01-23-2013, 08:33 PM   #21 (permalink)
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what do u mean and then some?
Probably means tons of powder, tons of great terrain, tons of wilderness as well as tons of the city life just down the canyon - best of both worlds.

it's like someone cut out a small part of a major city, and tossed it right as the base of the rocky mountains.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:43 PM   #22 (permalink)
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what do u mean and then some?
What I meant is that SLC not only meets but exceeds your criteria. Wasatchman is right on.

1. Several world class resorts, not to mention all the backcountry. Four resorts within 30 minutes if you live in the right part of the city

2. Not just large amounts of snow, but some of the driest, sweetest powder on the planet

3. Reasonable cost of living

4. Healthy economy and decent job opportunities

4. People are quite friendly and easy going

5. Reasonably safe and clean
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:18 AM   #23 (permalink)
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not to be judgemental, but do you feel like you're surrounded by mormons in SLC?
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:40 AM   #24 (permalink)
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if you we're going to move to a city that was close to a resort which city would you move to? for good all year pow boarding and decently priced
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Dude, not really seeing as we're talking about baldface?
Fuck off you dipshit. I was trying to be helpful. Your thread is titled "life at a resort" and your first post is asking about which city to move to. Then you start on about baldface. You got ADD? If so fine
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:01 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Try Okanagan area, 4 resorts in the immediate area, a bunch of other just a few hours away.

Tons of opportunity to make good $$$ opening a home based business...
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:14 AM   #26 (permalink)
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not to be judgemental, but do you feel like you're surrounded by mormons in SLC?
Utah's liquor laws alone kept me from considering SLC. Other than that it seems like a cool place though.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:51 AM   #27 (permalink)
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i live in pasadena,ca (10 minutes from downtown LA)

and mountain high is 1 hour from where im at. Its amazing, 1 hour to the snow. 45 minutes to the surf.

and if you want more powder in your sessions, bear mountain is 1 hour 45 minutes away.

and i gotta say finding cheap as hell lift tickets or season passes isnt hard in L.A..... That craigslist.

its LA so theres always work no matter what your field. (im a graphic designer) and theres tons of work in LA.

+ being able to go back home to san diego is only a bit of a trek.

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Old 01-26-2013, 09:40 PM   #28 (permalink)
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i live in pasadena,ca (10 minutes from downtown LA)

and mountain high is 1 hour from where im at. Its amazing, 1 hour to the snow. 45 minutes to the surf.

and if you want more powder in your sessions, bear mountain is 1 hour 45 minutes away.

and i gotta say finding cheap as hell lift tickets or season passes isnt hard in L.A..... That craigslist.

its LA so theres always work no matter what your field. (im a graphic designer) and theres tons of work in LA.

+ being able to go back home to san diego is only a bit of a trek.

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By far this is the most ridiculous response in this thread. Talking about Bear Mountain and powder? I think you should make some trips out of the LA area for snowboarding. Bear and Mountain High are good for park, but that is it.

As for OP, Denver or SLC probably meet your requirements the most. Portland and Seattle could work but are a bit further away from the mountains.

Also not mentioned yet is Reno. Not to far of a drive from Tahoe.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:26 AM   #29 (permalink)
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i live in pasadena,ca (10 minutes from downtown LA)

and mountain high is 1 hour from where im at. Its amazing, 1 hour to the snow. 45 minutes to the surf.

and if you want more powder in your sessions, bear mountain is 1 hour 45 minutes away.

and i gotta say finding cheap as hell lift tickets or season passes isnt hard in L.A..... That craigslist.

its LA so theres always work no matter what your field. (im a graphic designer) and theres tons of work in LA.

+ being able to go back home to san diego is only a bit of a trek.

cannttt beattt itt with a glass full of heroine.
Lived in Orange County for 20 years. Bear Mountain for powder!? You are joking right? Big Bear gets, what - 90 inches per season?

Bear has a fun park if you're into it - that is all. Not to mention standing in the lift line for 30 minutes for a super short run. Packs of bros talking about the upcoming ufc fight getting drunk of their ass. Most people their take one run then hit the base and pull out their tank tops because you guys have 50 degrees days for more than half the season. Worth the 2 hour drive? No. Unless you leave before noon you're looking at a 4 hour drive back to LA.

Who fucking cares that SoCal has shitty mountains and a beach within a day. The beaches at huntington constantly get shut down due to pollution, the beaches in San Clemente are full of rocks and pebbles, yes they have decent waves. SoCal is for surfers and skaters - NOT snowboarders.

Everyone all the time "Oh I can snowboard, surf and dirtbike all in the same day!! look how cool I am! I never travel I have everything I need right here!!!"

I am so fucking glad I moved away from that shit hole, god I fucking hate California. 20 years born and raised was way too fucking much.


Your only decent mountains are 6 hours away, your only decent part of the state is 6 hours away.

You suck.

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Utah's liquor laws alone kept me from considering SLC. Other than that it seems like a cool place though.
oh my goodness...

you do realize that you have pretty much the same laws as Utah right? all your liquor at the grocery store is the same as Utah. The only difference is that you have to go to a liquor store to buy hard alcohol.

You are a fucking idiot who has never done research in his life. You are bad and you should feel bad.

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not to be judgemental, but do you feel like you're surrounded by mormons in SLC?


Absolutely not. SLC is pretty liberal. I have come across a few mormons in my 3 years here, all at my work. It took me a year to find out they were. It is the most exaggerated thing I have ever heard. I came from Southern California and I got pretty mad in an odd way when I came here - mainly at myself. Everything I heard was so unbelievably wrong, I seriously went so long before even running into a mormon. They have giant gay pride parades here, it's a snowboard/ski/outdoor city. Tons of people smoking weed and drinking at resorts. Big outdoor free concerts with typical people getting drunk and obnoxious. SLC has the least mormons out of the state. They do have a decent influence on the state though.


It's a very frustrating subject, especially for me. I am very against religion in all forms, call me ignorant - I'm sure I am, but the SLC mormon hype is a fucking joke. I wish it didn't make me so mad but it does

For reference - the crazy christian families back in orange county affected me more and were more noticeable than the mormons in SLC. They were worse and when I came here, Orange County seemed like a religious camp and SLC was finally freedom, peace...

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Old 01-27-2013, 06:55 AM   #30 (permalink)
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is there nice surrounding communities in Salt Lake? like suburbs in the metro area that are still very close to the resorts....just not much of a city person, and if i ever considered this, i would want a house with a yard and shit....
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