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deathcookiemy parents are emailing all of their eastern and midwestern friends trying to set me up with work.
AlexSupertrampMust be nice.
.Rybak.Wisconsin actually doesn't have bad skiing.... especially if you're near granite peak.
MEDSKI_You sound like a huge douchebag, but I usually deal with it by having fucking fun skiing no matter where. Jesus.
roddy116Oh quit sounding so self righteous, it would suck to have to move away from a mountain to a hill.
honestly if you have to Wisconsin, Michigan and MN are your best places to ski the Midwest.
deathcookieYeah I know that the small ski scene can be super fun, as I grew up skiing PA. I moved out west for university, fully invested in backcountry skiing, and got super spoiled. Nevertheless, now that I am done, and don't yet have a good job (I am applying everywhere like crazy!) my parents are emailing all of their eastern and midwestern friends trying to set me up with work.
Essentially, they are not skiers, are sick of my "obsession," and want me to move back towards the east coast.
I am not sure where in Wisconsin I might be located.
250ris it really a "good job" if it requires moving away from good skiing?
deathcookieThat's what I am thinking, but people who do not ski do not understand that. My main question is, for those who have moved out west, are your parents for or against you staying? If they are against it, how do you deal with that?
It's certainly a bit of a dilemma when you move out west but the rest of your family will never consider moving away. It is kind of strange being out here, knowing this is where I want to stay (because I love skiing and the mountains), but also knowing that if I stay here I will only see my family once or twice each year. Combined with parental coercion, there are certainly strong forces pulling me back east.
If I move east, I will give up any chances of returning to B.C. because of visa restrictions. I may even find myself unable to move back west if I get tied down in a career and the other stuff that seems to happen to people after college. Skiing in the east would still be fun, but once you get a taste of backcountry skiing, pillows, couloirs etc. your perception of skiing changes. Its kind of like if you ski lots of park in the east and all of a sudden your hill stopped setting up jumps, you would certainly be disappointed.
theabortionatorIf you want to you can do whatever you want. If your parents are pissed at you, tough. At some point you have to do things the way you want to. Sometimes you and your parents will disagree and that's life but you're a big boy and they're going to have to deal with that at some point.
I feel like you can make anyplace feel like home if you're at least mildly social keep a positive attitude. That said everybody's different. For me, being away from my parents doesn't bother me, actually is something I enjoy. Some people want to be able to see them more than a couple times a year. Same with friends. Some people feel connected to friends to the point where they don't want to go somewhere else, that's fine.
There are endless ways you could go about living, and it's up to you to choose what works for you.
PeppermillRenoDon't fuck up your Visa.
British Columbia has better skiing than anywhere in the USA. Figure it out and stay. Plenty of work in Canada. Go work on an oil pipeline or something.
Midwest sucks dick its cool for a couple days but its flat and boring don't be a fucking idiot. Washington State and Oregon are a little overrated BC is better.
Why don't you get a real job in Vancouver??????? Beats fucking Milwaukee.
louie.miragswhat did you major in?
PeppermillRenoBritish Columbia has better skiing than anywhere in the USA.