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Old 04-02-2018, 11:06 AM
 
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Are any of these of concerns in town and how often:

Power outages
Internet - besides power outages - slow or spotty or storm-affected
Cellular coverage
Car problems if no garage

Weíre thinking of moving from a Denver suburb, and I depend on the internet to work from home (will rent, not buy). I couldnít find much info online and donít know anyone there to ask. Moving to be near ski resorts, rarely need to go to Denver. Itís definitely colder longer and so much more snow there and I worry what are just hassles versus real problems.

Besides the many ways itís more expensive and not concerning schools or having a job, what else might be an issues or disadvantage/comfort loss from moving from Denver area? Thanks!
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:03 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Are any of these of concerns in town and how often:

Power outages
Internet - besides power outages - slow or spotty or storm-affected
Cellular coverage
Car problems if no garage

We’re thinking of moving from a Denver suburb, and I depend on the internet to work from home (will rent, not buy). I couldn’t find much info online and don’t know anyone there to ask. Moving to be near ski resorts, rarely need to go to Denver. It’s definitely colder longer and so much more snow there and I worry what are just hassles versus real problems.

Besides the many ways it’s more expensive and not concerning schools or having a job, what else might be an issues or disadvantage/comfort loss from moving from Denver area? Thanks!
Issues...
Year-round available housing and affordable staples (grocery / gas / dry goods)

Some things are GREAT about living in resort area (such as midweek / off season when the people are GONE!!!) (local YR people are nice / helpful) Seasonal people don't care, and don't want to be involved ("me-first")

What do you need for internet speed and data cap?

In town you will likely be OK, and seldom have a power outage.

I can't imagine why you would ever need to go to Denver, (get your Costco and other stuff delivered)

You can skirt around the outside of Denver if you need to go to the airport.

Basically... Denver is only in your WAY! +/-

Your car will be fine living 'outdoors'... new wiper blades & fresh fuel filter annually (gas up at night during winter and try not to let it get below 1/2 tank (condensation)). May need a battery more frequently, or a battery tender and occasionally an engine 'coolant tank' / oil pan heater might be handy.
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:39 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Sadly, you will starve to death as the nearest Walmart is 13 miles away.

I would spend some time learning Norwegian ( https://www.memrise.com/courses/norwegian/norwegian/ )so you are prepared for https://www.gobreck.com/experience-b...nts/ullr-fest/
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:37 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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I don't live in Breck, I'm in the Vail area but...

We generally don't have power issues, our lines are buried, I believe Breck's are also. I think in 8 years back here we've lost power for a couple hours maybe twice. Internet isn't an issue either but check on local neighborhood Facebook pages, Blue River may have issues where downtown may not. The same is true for cell service, generally haven't had issues in the area, but some places may be problematic.

Colder and more snow = good tires and extra time warming up the car in the morning, if your car is well kept it shouldn't be a problem. There is a great transportation system in the area that can be utilized in a pinch.

You are close enough to Denver to not have to worry about medical care, plenty of shopping in Silverthorne and close enough to the airport to fly out. I would go for it, it's a great lifestyle in the mountains. For us the expense is negated by the great community we have.
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:45 AM
 
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Good to know about the differences of in or outside of town for power, etc. and will look up the car info mentioned.

Thanks for the replies. The information, encouragement and the humor are welcomed!
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Old 04-04-2018, 01:51 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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yes, validate your internet (wireless and land based (fiber preferred)) specific to your intended location.

I have 2 rural homes that I need to drive 1 mile and sit by the side of the road to get 4G. The local line (DSL or Fiber) is NEVER coming to my property, tho it passes directly in front of my homes. (coverage wars / regulations between carriers)

And ENJOY the new location.

Can't say enough GOOD about how nice it is to wake up to a VIEW and crisp fresh, mtn air (that you can even see THROUGH !) Stars in August are amazing, sleep in your hammock, or on the neighbor's trampoline!.
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Old 04-04-2018, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Silverthorne, Colorado
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Affordable groceries and gas won't be an issue, it's the same as anywhere on the Front Range. We have City Market (King Soopers) and all that. The Dillon store is much better than the Breck store, though. Don't get gas in Breck, get it down valley.

Not having a garage can be annoying, at least during a normal snow year. This year hasn't been so bad with clearing off my car, to be honest.

My real gripes are as follows:

All the stoplights in the county. The county itself and every town seem to think that the solution to everything is more stoplights, and it's idiotic. For example, the two near Lowe's on Wildernest Rd really serve no purpose, and should be roundabouts. I guarantee my commute to work from Silverthorne to Breck would be faster if Highway 9 had more roundabouts instead of stoplights.

Crowding during popular times. When you live up here, you're spoiled. See my gripe about stoplights, which is just normal for any front range suburb. So, during very busy times, it feels like you can't enjoy living up here without being around a million other people. But, some improvising can fix that problem. Instead of trying to ski Abasin on that powder Sunday with the hordes, there are other things you can do (snowshoe or backcountry ski in a more remote area, for example).

Finding good housing is horrible. I'm lucky a good friend of mine owns his condo and gives me cheap rent. Once you find a good setup, hold onto it tightly.

That's about all of my complaints.

Areas of Breck that are up on Baldy/Boreas can get power outages. A friend of mine had to wait 13 hours last week for his power to come back on.

Cell coverage is pretty dang good unless you go into Summit Cove, for a reason which boggles my mind to this day, considering it's a huge local-population area.
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:18 PM
 
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The internet at our Breck place is faster than our home internet in Houston! My husband can run all his models easily. Plus there is a cool coworking place near Main Street Station.
Our power has only gone out 2 times for less than 1.5 hours each in the past year.
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Old 04-09-2018, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Areas of Breck that are up on Baldy/Boreas can get power outages. A friend of mine had to wait 13 hours last week for his power to come back on.

Cell coverage is pretty dang good unless you go into Summit Cove, for a reason which boggles my mind to this day, considering it's a huge local-population area.
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The internet at our Breck place is faster than our home internet in Houston! My husband can run all his models easily. Plus there is a cool coworking place near Main Street Station.
Our power has only gone out 2 times for less than 1.5 hours each in the past year.

These two comments are central to mountain communities...check in your specific locale as conditions can vary widely within only a few blocks. Typically thing will be much more reliable in the more populated areas then far out of town.
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:14 AM
 
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Cell coverage is pretty dang good unless you go into Summit Cove, for a reason which boggles my mind to this day, considering it's a huge local-population area.
Enable wi-fi calling on your cell phones...solves that problem (assuming you have good wi-fi in your home).
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