Really might want to reread what you posted dumbass looks like you just posted a bunch of places you may or may not have been. You don't really specify what each place has done. Like I said anyone can do that.
Oh sorry I forgot to point out where you totally dismiss the idea that it's there and go on your holier than thou rant about how towns push it out.
Its called 'sticking to the topic'. You should try it.
I have an office too only difference is mine overlooks mountains and the town of Breck. It's nice when I can take a mid day break from the grind and just ride. Must suck to have to leave your office, get in the car, go back to your house pack, go to the air port, park the car in long term parking, check in, get on a plane, get off, pick up baggage, rent a car, drive, check in, pick up lift tickets, put on gear, make your way to the mountain, strap in, ride a chairlift, and finally get to ride. Notice the difference there champ?
Are we arguing about how much I do/don't know or are we delving into our personal stations and cities we live in? Make up your mind. Since you asked: Blood Mtn is an hour away, too far for me to ride my R1 on lunch, but there's the Chattahoochee river (1.5 miles from the house, 5 miles from the office) if I want to kayak, two indoor soccer arenas within 10 minutes of the office, vietnamese, mexican, thai, venezuelan, cuban, jamaican, filipino, italian, japanese, taiwanese and chinese restaurants (plus more) within a 5 mile radius of the office. A public park (8 tennis courts, frisbee golf course, soccer, baseball, basketball) 1/4 mile from my front door, pick-up sand volleyball 4 days a week, mountain bike rides once a week, street bike rides twice a week, two municipal, free skate parks, (and more)..... and its warm enough here to do all of that stuff 10-10.5 months out of the year.
I really don't know why you're so keen on comparing your town to mine. Its not much of a contest....we have high schools with more people than Breck does in April-May. Snowboarding is fun, but its not my life. No way would I give up year round motorcycling for 5 months of snowboarding.
I know you have that fancy degree that you value so much because evidently no one has ever been a self made made and only those that have obtained higher education have done something with their lives. Not like Steve Jobs quit college or anything oh fuck no he just plodded away.
I have no problem with people who didn't go to school. You don't need a degree to start a business and I know *plenty* of dummies with college degrees. Your problem isn't that you didn't go to school... your problem is that you're rude (in the classical sense) and don't seem to realize (or want to admit) that being (properly) educated and intelligent often gives you the tools needed to learn how the world works without experiencing 100% of it firsthand. Do I know where the prostitutes in Summit hang out? No. Do I know enough about crime rates, tourism, economics and (a layperson's understanding of) sociology to reason that there aren't street walkers in a town with Breck's size and median income?
It's on Park Avenue I know you probably think it's on Main but it's not. If you need a map the information center has free tourists maps to help direct you to find your way. If you become inebriated I suggest not trying to walk off as we're growing tired of finding frozen tourist carcases in the spring snow.
I too know many awesome people here some that also went to my school, I just happen to talk to and deal with them daily. You really are hung up on the fact I live here. Jealousy? Probably but hey it's OK I understand that you are more concerned with chasing the ideals of others like college, material possessions, and thinking you're better than everyone else. It's this rat race that makes you miserable. Come to terms with the fact your life style controls you, you don't control it.
The rat race *will* make you miserable, no doubt.... its an impossible race to finish even if you run yourself to death. That's why you won't ever find me at my desk at 5:01 I don't think that I'm better than everyone, but I will admit to being less than impressed by the foul-mouthed, adolescent ranting and condescension of a yokel who has lived his entire life in the same geographical 20 mile radius.
You're not the best snowboarder; you're not the most avid snowboarder; you're not the most dedicated snowboarder and you're not the most connected or even well known snowboarder.... not even in your 5 square mile home town. Please explain to me again what gives you the authority/right/inclination to troll the forums as often as you do because I seem to have forgotten.
If it was so easy you would drop what you're doing and be here. You aren't and that's why you're so pissed off. How many days do you ride again? How long you been riding? How much knowledge about snowboarding and resort towns do you have? I don't deny I'm a big asshole I'm cool with that and have fun with it because it pisses off uptight dickwad cubicle jockey fucktards that don't know their ass from a hole in the ground off.
I started riding in 2008. I do between 10-14 days a season out west split between two trips... and I'll have to disagree. You're not an asshole because its fun. You're an asshole because you're unhappy. Why you're unhappy... who knows? PTSD from a rough childhood? Money/girl problems? Cancellation of Gossip Girl? Who knows? We have all run into jerks who were complete morons to others, and the common thread among the ones I have encountered is some stuff with their personal life turning them into miserable people. If that is the issue, then you should realize that being a victim doesn't give you a pass on being jerk (its called karma, bud).
How many times you been called out on here for acting like you're a mountain town local that's been riding forever when you only have a few years of 10 to 20 day seasons under your belt?
What, pray tell does it mean to 'act like a local'? Lol. Are you suggesting that I shouldn't be allowed offer my advice or opinion on the forum? Good luck with that happening.
Fucking think before you post dipshit been around a lot longer than you and know a lot more than you ever will about resort town life and snowboarding. You might be a genius in your field but around here you're fake as fuck and I'm not the only one that sees through you. So as I said before go fist yourself just remember to not get shit in your eyes this time it seems to be obscuring your vision.
Snowboarding and town life is all you have. I wouldn't call myself a genius in my field at all, but I don't use being more informed than other folks in my field to fuel some kind of quarrelsome, antagonistic superiority complex.
P.S. You also have a potty mouth