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Old 01-30-2009, 04:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright I figured you guys might be a great group of people to ask. I'm planning on moving somewhere (anywhere) for a year (or longer) around dec or jan. Literally anywhere, New Zealand, Italy, Canada, ect. My goal is to find a smaller mountain town with some good back trails since that is what I ultimately want to do. I would also like it to be within an hour distance of a bigger city, and has a decent job market. Any suggestions would be great. I was born in CO and have always wanted to move back so maybe somewhere there?
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks like a sweet little town. Any info about it :P?
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Shayboarder goes there alot..you can get a good view of the mountain terrain watching her videos..
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It looks wicked, so much pow..i cry inside looking at how crappy our weather in Oregon is this year compared to last...
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That looks so sick. The only time I rode in powder was at Snow Summit but they had the snow machines running too.
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Steamboat's not anywhere close to an hour away from a major city. On a good day where you can haul ass, it takes 2.5 hours to get from Steamboat down to Denver. For what you want OP - you'd need to move to Silverthorn, Winter Park, Alice, Georgetown, Idaho Springs, Evergreen etc. All are within 30 -45 min or less of the ski areas and all are within an hour from Denver (or less) on a good day...Factor in snow and who knows how long it would take.

My personal advice would be to live in Evergreen or Idaho Springs. Evergreen's really close to the city (20 min) and it's got a little shitty ski area (jib park) that's 10 miles up the road (Echo Mountain Park)...So you could get your jib on 4 days a week after work and would still be 45 min from most of the ski areas on I-70. Idaho Spgs is 30 min from Denver and, again, Echo Mtn Park is 10 miles away. Loveland is only 30 min away from Idaho Spgs.

Cause the likelyhood of finding a decent job at this time of year in a mountain town is slim to none.

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Old 01-30-2009, 07:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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San Diego is pretty good if you like surfing and you have Big Bear two hours away...nothing amazing but they have a killer snowpark and as far as San Diego goes: you can surf Black's, Swami and Trestles.
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Jay Peak.

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Canada: Revelstoke, in a ew years it's going to be the next Whistler, so get out there and enjoy the champagne powder and good vibe
Europe: Austria or Switzerland. If you can afford it and dig the classy feel then there are dozens of amazing resorts and small towns that you can fall in love with.
New Zealand: Anywhere on the south island is good but people are a little bit weird due to the isolation
USA: Jackson Hole, it would be my last choice of where to do a year but Jackson is the place to do it
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Jay Peak.

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^^^ lmao if your looking for good riding dont go to the east coast....i dont know bout other countries but I love CO
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