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Old 04-04-2013, 11:50 AM
 
Location: The Valley of the Sun
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(It has been 20 yrs since I lived there
Somewhat unrelated but how would you compare skiing/snowboarding/snowshoeing in the Alps as compared to the Rockies, from the standpoint of the number of resorts, how crowded the lift lines are, how expensive lift tickets are, number of miles of trails/runs etc....? Just curious.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:52 AM
 
Location: The Valley of the Sun
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Because in terms of terrain--no way..
Do they allow downhill mountain biking in the Alps?
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:48 PM
 
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Would it be a bad idea to move to Switzerland? or would it be better to just move to Colorado? I'm in love with mountains and want to marry them. just kidding. . But seriously, Switzerland or Colorado?
What are your realistic prospects for moving to Switzerland? The best way is to get a job with a Swiss employer; then you get paid enough to meet the expenses of the higher standard of living. As others have said, US companies don't always pay a living wage for Switzerland's COL. Get back to us when you have a plan.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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When I lived in Alaska, I made friends with a couple from Switzerland. They loved Alaska. Visited twice. The second time they stayed for several months.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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Would it be a bad idea to move to Switzerland? or would it be better to just move to Colorado? I'm in love with mountains and want to marry them. just kidding. . But seriously, Switzerland or Colorado?

This is a joke, right?
You can't be serious.

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Old 04-08-2013, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Ottawa, IL ➜ Tucson, AZ ➜ Laramie, WY
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Switzerland, unlike Colorado, has figured out that it is quite possible, even preferable, to have a very healthy economy and high living standards with a relatively stable population. The Swiss are quite happy to cater to tourists, but really don't want much of anybody moving into their country. That is a very intelligent strategy on their part (too bad that Colorado can't/won't emulate it).
Who are these outsiders invading your Colorado? Do the Swiss prevent other Swiss citizens from moving around Switzerland?
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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Do they allow downhill mountain biking in the Alps?
Yes. You can mountain bike at Zermatt right below the Matterhorn, as well as a variety of other resorts.

Mountain bike - Zermatt Matterhorn - Zermatt Tourism
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Would it be a bad idea to move to Switzerland? or would it be better to just move to Colorado? I'm in love with mountains and want to marry them. just kidding. . But seriously, Switzerland or Colorado?
Okay, you like mountains, but maybe you would prefer not to deal with foreign languages, different customs and better health care than in the U.S--so Switzerland is out. But you don't want to live near mountains that are touristy crowded and the whole dang place is expensive--so Colorado is out.

How about this for different, even more diversity, and a much lower cost of living--- Idaho--and it doesn't have as many people in the whole state as Colorado has on the front range.

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Itís singularly odd that a state that has more national forests and wilderness areas than any other state in the U.S. besides Idaho, a state that has scores of fishable lakes and world-class whitewater rafting in the continentís deepest gorge (namely Hells Canyon) is best known for potatoes. Idaho is an outdoor loverís dream, with ample opportunities for camping, backpacking, mountain biking, climbing, rafting, fishing and more.
Craters of the Moon National MonumentLava Flows at Craters of the MoonThe Albion Range
Seven Devils MountainsBear LakeSchweitzer Ski Area
Idaho Mountains and Rivers

Plus, if you live in SE Idaho, say Driggs, you would be on the west side of the Tetons, close to Jackson, Wyoming (30 miles), not even THAT far from Sun Valley (161 miles).

I have nothing bad to say about Colorado other than it is expensive. I lived there twice for a total of 14 years. Switzerland I've only seen in photos, but my sister told me the mountains in Glacier National Park in Montana compare favorably to those in Switzerland (she has visited both).

Good luck on your decision whether you are still in the process of making it or on your way.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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I have to respectively disagree with you. Ouray is not by any ski area, does not have any 4 diamond restaurants or nice shopping. Its a nice town and has a lot to be proud of and I know they claim to be the Switzerland of the United States but personally I would classify Aspen more as its like the ski town I have been to in Switzerland much more then Ouray.
I think they are talking about geography/scenery wise. Ouray is in the mountains completely surrounded by hight peeks, similar to Switzerland. Aspen is in a large relatively flat valley.

Calling Ouray the Switzerland of the United States, is probably an overstatement. But it would be closer to the truth then Aspen I think.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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It's funny countries with the highest standards of living Switzerland and New Zealand have tough immigration policies and we are called xenophobic for wanting to send illegals back home.
Um, I believe that the net immigration rate between the US and NZ is somewhat comparable. NZ 2.26 per 1000 population vs, US 3.62 per 1000 population. NZ ranks 36 vs US 26 Both countries are considerably below other countries such as Australia or Canada rank 17 & 18, which have 2 x the net immigration rate.

Switzerland has a smaller net immigration rate. But it is still fairly substantial. 1.27 per 1000 population. Rank 48. I wouldn't classify either New Zealand or Switzerland as having particularly tougher immigration policies, then the US.
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