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Possible move to Seattle. Mountains? :D

Hey guys!

So, I'm looking at the very serious possibility of moving to Seattle and I was wondering... were I to go ahead with this, what are the mountains nearby, which are big/small, good/bad? Do you think it's a good move, snowboarding-wise? I am in NorCal at the moment.

All I know is the mountains over there are a lot closer than the Sierras are to the Bay Area. And the PNW is awesome for snow. Am I correct?

Note that this is only a very small factor in deciding whether to go ahead with this or not, but it's a factor nonetheless. I'm just trying to get even more excited about it

If you strongly believe that this belongs in the regional threads, I apologize.

Yeah, and don't tell me to "google it" either, I'll just think you're an asshole
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There's this little mtn called Baker.

This will be my 27th year riding, the best day I've ever had in my whole life.

Was a day similar to this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=


This should be the only factor.


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There's this little mtn called Baker.

This will be my 27th year riding, the best day I've ever had in my whole life.

Was a day similar to this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

This should be the only factor.


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Pros: me thinks…ummm....idk…I live in the Ham.
Cons:
1. Seattle traffic sucks
2. Seattle traffic really sucks
3. cost of living is fairly steep, perhaps not compared to the bay
4. cost of living is fairly steep for what you get
5. Seattle traffic really fucking sucks
6. it will be an El Nino winter, warm and wet
7. it will be an El Niño winter, the jet stream will split South and North
8. it will be an El Niño winter, better stay near the sierras
9. Seattle traffic sucky, sucky, sucky sucks


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Hey guys!

And the PNW is awesome for snow. Am I correct?

You are some what correct....pnw can be awesome for snow...or can really suck...rain, heavy, glazed concrete...and bad flat light, white out puke...and then there are tree wells, hellish terrain and inbound avys. If it is awesome...you best get up early, fuck off work and go. If you can't/won't fuck off work...you won't get any. Point is, its not the awesome snow...but it is you that has to be the rider and make the sacrifice.


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Pros: me thinks…ummm....idk…I live in the Ham.
Cons:
1. Seattle traffic sucks
2. Seattle traffic really sucks
3. cost of living is fairly steep, perhaps not compared to the bay
4. cost of living is fairly steep for what you get
5. Seattle traffic really fucking sucks
6. it will be an El Nino winter, warm and wet
7. it will be an El Niño winter, the jet stream will split South and North
8. it will be an El Niño winter, better stay near the sierras
9. Seattle traffic sucky, sucky, sucky sucks
I predict a kick ass year

Did chya know, it snowed over a foot last week at Blackcomb.

Summer's over.

Mount Baker Ski Area reported a world record 1,140 inches (95 feet) / 2,896 cm (29 meters) of snowfall for the 1998-99 season.(elevation: 10,775 feet / 3,285 meters).


Correction, this is much more like the day I had.
Oh fuck yeah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=


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The traffic really is shifty, but I still love going there. For snowboarding your gonna have a lot of choices. I think the closest is gonna be under 50min. Then you got baker which is on my bucket list. Stevens pass, white pass and there might be more I can't think off.
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Yeah traffic around here does suck, but whatever. You'll have your choice of mountains:
-Stevens Pass (where I ride)
-Mount Baker (where I grew up)
-Snoqualmie/Alpintal
-Crystal Mountain
-White Pass

Then there's always the drive up north to Whistler, or south to Mount Hood.

Most of the mountains are within 1-2 hours of the general Seattle area. I love about 20 min north of Seattle and can get to Stevens in a bit over an hour if I beat the pass traffic.

Snow here can be great, but we do get rain at times too. Could be an El Nino this yeah though (warmer and drier).
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Snow is not perfect, but there's plenty. Mt Baker gets the most of all out close by mtns because it is so high... I can see Mt Baker from my apt and it is covered in snow today (not the resort, but still....)

Traffic sucks everywhere there's a city.

Are you moving because of a job? if the pay is good, it's probably worth it. A friend of mine wants to move to Seattle because he's fed up with Vancouver costs of living. Seattle is much more reasonable in terms of $.

Hopefully the winter is not warmer and drier than last yr, because last yr was bust, luckily Whistler was ok towards end of season.

In summary: if you get a good job and will make good money, move. You will snowboard plenty.
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Haha, I love the replies, thanks guys!

Yes, it is because of a job. And that's the main factor, will I enjoy it, and what will the offer look like?

I'm likely to make a nice amount of $ and have no time to spend it

Cali sucked this past year too. I was envying the PNW from over here, I'm not sure they had it that much better, but you know, the grass is always greener. I will probably have a relatively easy time moving back to the bay in some # of years anyway.

I agree, traffic sucks wherever there's a city. Work would be downtown though, and if we can find a place nearby, I could walk/take the bus. To this day, I do not own a car (but then again, I have nothing to my name, so that's no feat).

Whistler/Blackcomb will be about as far as the Sierras are now, in driving time. And Tahoe traffic suckity-suck-sucks too.
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