Its not as if theres a community of boarders in the city. There is no "cool" spot where the boarders or skiers hang out. Its more like just a bunch of people that go up to ski/ snowboard in the winter when there jobs allow it. If you want a boarder / skier based community then you'll obviously have to move up in the mountains to a place like Breckenridge, Vail, Frisco, Winter park, Durango. The economy is better in denver then the mountains but it still sucks (good luck finding a job without a degree unless you like flipping burgers... even then its tough). Not to put you off but Denver can be sorta of like New York at times ... Stupid traffic and people that treat you like scum if your not in there "click" There are nice areas of town with less traffic and sometimes nicer people such as Littleton, Lakewood, Morrison, Golden, pretty much the west or southwest side of Denver is alright but if your looking for a nice place to live with nice people look for somewhere in the mountains or perhaps somewhere other then Denver. If that's your only choice though, find somewhere in the burbs on the west side of town near the mountains.