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Old 04-21-2016, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike from back east View Post
You'll learn quite a bit if you use our search tool and search on ski bum as those couple of threads tell much about working and living up in the high country ski resorts like Aspen and Vail where housing pricey and crowded. Boulder and Denver has plenty of work in the hospitality industry and it's not seasonal like skiing.

Thank you! I appreciate it. I will definitely be researching that thread.
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Old 04-21-2016, 05:12 PM
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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October is a good time to move to the resort areas. Your background could easily land you a job at a hotel or property management group as a starting off point if you choose. If you want a feel for rent and pay rates take a look at the papers and craigslist. Vail Colorado Breaking News, Opinion, Sports and Entertainment | VailDaily.com, News Summit County Colorado | SummitDaily.com, craigslist: high rockies jobs, apartments, personals, for sale, services, community, and events In the Vail/Beaver Creek area you could expect to pay around $1200-$1500 for a lockoff apartment. Most areas are pretty safe, not a lot of real crime in the mountain resorts if that's where you decide to land.

Happy to give any specific info if you need.
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by yougoleahcoco View Post
I won't go unless I have 5000 put away at least.
That money will likely not last long at all. Tens of thousands is more sane and sensible. With no actual job in hand before moving, and no personal connections, a shortage of money could lead to a very shaky venture! CO can be expensive and very difficult to get established in (work-wise and establishing roots and a new home/life).

I'm perplexed by your background and what it seems you're getting in to. Do you even know what mountain life in CO is actually like? And are you prepared for subzero weather, and winter that lasts about half of the year? Belmar is coastal, with a fairly lush landscape and temperatures that do not fluctuate very much. CO is opposite; dry as a bone, with huge temperature differences. You'll never see deep greens here or forests of tall trees. The dry landscape yields scrawny vegetation. Maybe that's what you're looking for, or maybe you haven't thought about the deep differences.

Then there's the whole culture difference. CO could be good for you, or it could be alien and foreign. CO is very big on itself, and promotes itself and it's culture above anything and anywhere else. Also, just because there are lots of pretty pictures of CO - especially in the summer - and lots of vibes of vacationing and leisure, that isn't what you should be expecting day in and day out. You can't expect the year to look nice year-round, like coastal locations do. You basically have to throw away all that you know regionally as far as weather/climate/environment/etc., because nothing there will apply here.

Is CO the only place you are looking at and considering? Your current location may not be working out for you, and a change is probably smart and necessary, but such a radical change as you are describing could be counterproductive and possibly taking steps backwards. Based on your current plans, a reality check of mountain living (in the height of winter) seems to be a starting point. Good luck and keep asking questions!

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Old 04-26-2016, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by JrzDefector View Post
What part of Jersey are you from? I found Denver cheaper - I moved here from outside Trenton (not IN Trenton, which would have been cheaper, prolly), but I also moved to a part of Denver some considered to be "transitional." (Which is a joke - really a pretty decent neighborhood despite the crackhouse, which mostly served as entertainment value.)

What kind of work are you doing now? What's your educational background?

If you wouldn't mind do you have an email to ask you questions about this since you are from my area and I just have jersey related questions. I don't know how to direct message on this. thank you.
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:32 AM
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