I'm moving from the Chicago area to Avon, CO to work at Beaver Creek this summer and was hoping to get some advice and suggestions on things to do, bring, and be prepared for. I want to make the most of my time in the area, so any and all input is welcome.
1. What to do in Avon
2. If anyone has lived in River Edge/Tarnes: What to bring, what to expect
3. Part time jobs in Avon and surrounding area
4. Where to hike/camp
5. Should I bring my skis?
6. I really want to get into mtn biking and flyfishing though do not have the gear for that. Advice on where to look/who to talk to would be great
Thanks for the help, NS!
Sup, guy. Just moved here last November.
1. Avon is pretty laid back. Lots of people golf, mtn bike, fish, hike, camp, etc. There's a skatepark a few miles down the road in Edwards. Haven't been there yet though. Thinking about buying my first all new board since like 2004.. jesus christ.. I'm getting fuckin old...
2. I'm currently living in the Tarnes. It's a good setup if you have decent, respectful roommates. Free internet and all inclusive utilities is fucking awesome. It's the only way you can get a room in Avon for under $800/month. Summer rates are cheap too. I think I'm paying like $410/month for a room. In the winter it goes up to $465ish.
Try and get on the ground floor. Hauling gear, groceries, and your drunken self up and down the stairs is a pain. Source - I lived on the top floor all winter.
Also, be friendly with the girls in the housing office and don't let your friends park in the lot for too long. They'll find a nice big yellow boot on their wheel. hippystinx can tell you all about that if he shows up to this thread. :)
3. PT jobs? It seems like there's TONS of places hiring.
4. I've heard of homestake campgrounds. Havent been there yet but apparently it's a pretty popular camping spot. Hanging lake is pretty fuckin awesome but it's super popular with tourists so go early in the morning if you want to avoid the crowds. There's some hot springs in the area too but I haven't check them out yet.
5. Depends on if you want to go to copper or Abasin before they close.
6. Join the Eagle County Sporting Goods Classifieds and the Eagle County Classifieds page on Facespace.
I don't know shit about fly fishing yet but I know there's a fly fishing store at the bottom of the hill by the liquor store. Haven't been in it yet but I'd like to get a rod eventually.
There's a few bike shops in town that might sell cheap used stuff. I know there's a shop called Transitions that sells used stuff.
Hope that helps!