Just turned 30, and I am looking to move out west around December time. I went to Utah for the 1st time in Feb. Skied at Alta, and Snowbird. I really enjoyed the skiing, it was great (seriously awesome) Aside from the awful fog, that would blanket the whole mountain and make it very hard to see.
Other then the skiing, I have the say that SLC is one of the weirdest, strangest places I have ever been to. Not for me. The Mormons are a strange bunch, the whole city is run and controlled by Mormons. Some very interested people. I think that SLC is a dump. The whole smog inversion deal is terrible. Just something about the city that I do not like. Has a strange vibe, and culture.
Colorado has great skiing as well, I think that. While it may not be as wonderful as snowbird or alta as far as snowfall.
I love Denver, and the surrounding cities. I think that Colorado has a great vibe, and feel to it. Beautiful scenery, great outdoors, lots of things to do, and just a chiller more relaxed overall vibe to it.
So for me, I think I am going to be moving somewhere around Denver. Just not sure where yet. I like Boulder but I don't want to be in a College town. Broomfield, and lousiville are nice, I keep hearing good things about Arvada. Any suggestions?