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powderdrunkieSeattle is going nuts job wise for your trade at the moment. May not be a great winter again for the west coast but who knows. Even if the skiing sucks this year Washington is dope.
huack.Move to Bozeman MT. Housing and jobs are plentiful so it makes the move easy.
Epic skiing and Bozeman is booming, would be a great place to start a new career...
safarisamlol @ plentiful housing and jobs.
I do recommend checking everywhere out, the ski resorts, and average price of rent. Bozeman can be really difficult to get housing in, and jobs can be kinda hard to come by as well.
I'm from Tahoe, then moved out to Bozeman. As far as ski towns go, Bozone is one of the more affordable places.
urbanjibAs much as Id like to move and work as an electrician, I still have a few years left in the apprenticeship, and they wont allow me to transfer it.
So Im mainly just trying to find a good area to move to, that I can ski/climb/hike in, and just work.
californiagrownOther cities with great skiing near by to consider:
californiagrownWhat do you want? How much do you value culture, having girls available, outdoor access, remoteness, pow vs park, real estate, a season or two or settle down, medical, ease of travel, other activity besides skiing etc....
kung_powpowNah Denver is some shit don't come here
RICK_ROSSfor real tho if you're looking "for mountains" this shit is pretty much kansas with more douchbags. dont come here.
RachyI wrote an article around this time last year about this... while very drunk at 2 am.
Thanks for reminding me.
urbanjibDont value culture much, availibility of women is just a medium on my scale ( Nice to have, but not absolutely necessary) I need outdoor access, remoteness is in the air, Im trying to settle down, no need for medical, some ease of travel.
I guess the best I could describe is something like Winter Park, Colorado. I visited a few times, and loved that it wasnt a absolute bustling city, but people still had fun.
SprinkleTurdWinter park is solid. lived and worked there as a ski instructor last year. Nice area, good people. Left due to school.
urbanjibWere you able to afford rent working as just a ski instructor? Did many people stay after the season and were able to find jobs?
CinnaballzThere are housing options for employees, its 600+/month I think. There's also a hotel you can stay at for 40$ a night which is what my older friend did. IN my opinion the hotel way Is best. On their site they should have this kind of information available. They send out offer letters around now so if your looking into it send them a message. Their HR department is on point, at least during the week days.
Not sure how many people stayed. A lot of them worked at the bars/restaurants/grocery stores/gas stations/movie theater and the hotels being the main one. There's also ranches in Granby where I'm sure you could find a job as an assistant ranch hand during the summer. Sorry for my jumbled language this is a big decision and I don't want to hype you up.
APunx176Have you checked Salt Lake City? I'm gonna go skiing for a couple of years before I go to college and SLC looked perfect for me. I found a small apartment for $500 and it's about 30 minutes away from PC, and Snowbird, Alta, and Brighton are around there too I believe.
.CJ.Don't move here to Portland. People are really fuckin weird and all the californians are moving here so they are making the traffic horrible.
huack.I've never had trouble finding a place for under 400 a month (shared) in big sky or bozeman. Just need to be proactive about it. Jobs have also been a breeze to come by in my experience
fghtoffyrdmnsLol 400 a month in big sky.....i wish
californiagrownIf you value things other than just skiing then seattle is your best bet. It is a world class metropolitan city with all the great culture, food, and events you could want. It is also located 45-90 mins from world class skiing, and 30-45 mins from world class MTB.
the cost of living isnt cheap, but salaries are high and electrician work is booming.
Other cities with great skiing near by to consider:
If you are just looking at mountain towns, then take a look at the obvious ones(jackson, tahoe, summit, whistler, aspen, etc) and see if you can get work.
Edward.Santa Fe?? I've never thought about that before actually. What resorts are nearby and how long of a drive is it from Santa Fe to these areas?