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50KalWinter park- Smaller mountain than Vail, more affordable place to live.
Vail- Bigger mountain, Super expensive town to live in and reasonable housing his a long commute(so ive heard).
And someone can correct me if I'm wrong, Dillon I hear is the cheapest place to live in Summit.
Or say fuck it all and move to Crested Butte, Aspen, Telluride, Wolf Creek, Steamboat, Taos, Leadville, or any other ski town where you can get a job. It's November. Prime time for last minute winter hiring.
Oh Aspen is having another job fair on 11/12 at Buttermilk. FYI.
ggfski42If you decide to try and get a job at Vail, living in Leadville is not a horrible option. I used to drive highway 24 everyday to get to Vail (Skipping Vail pass.) The drive is not super short, but its beautiful, and honestly it never bothered me.
g_lectrolyteWord of warning - 24 is not for noobs at mountain driving at all. Landslides and avys close that pass all the time, and there's always potential to fly into the gorge on the cutouts. If it's dumping out, take 91.
Leadville is your best bet for cheap housing in the area if you're down with commuting. I've lived there for almost 2 years and it's got a culture all it's own. I have friends in the area that commute to Copper, Vail, Key, and Breck and it goes very well for them. Unless you've got a big ol trust fund or win the lotto, I'd doubt you can afford to live in either Scummit or Eagle as it is heart-droppingly expensive.
jpastorIs it cool if I pm you if I have any questions.
jpastorAs of now its looking like i have a good chance of getting the job at Vail. Which is super exciting for sure. So I hope get it. There is a spot in Leadville that looks promising, what the commute, weather like in leadville.
Breaking_RadLeadville is at 10,000 feet. Bundle up. And the "commute" to Vail. Enjoyable in sunny/blue-bird conditions or the most treacherous thing you'll do this year. New snow tires and white-knuckle driving experience are your best friends.