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Old 06-26-2008, 12:26 PM
Location: North Carolina
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My boyfriend and I are looking to move to Silverthorne within the next year. He moved from there recently to here (NC) and he misses the snow quite a bit. I don't blame him because I too hate this hot sticky NC weather. I was just wondering what it was like to live down there? I love snow and we don't get enough here in NC so I'm prepared for the weather. I'm a graphic designer at a print shop here and wondered if anyone knew of any printing companies with in an hour drive from Silverthorne? I just want to make sure I can get a job there before we move.
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:50 PM
Location: Arvada, CO
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Didn't your boyfriend get a feel for it while he lived there? Sounds like he might be a good resource.
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:54 PM
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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First, it would be "up" there not down. The elevation of Silverthorne is around 8700 feet above sea level. Living at high altitude takes some adjustment. You will have to really love snow, because they get a lot of it.
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You are smart to get a job before you make the move!
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:03 PM
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Wink Probably possible

Not entirely sure about graphic design opportunities in Summit County, but there should be options. For its size Summit County is a fairly cosmopolitan place. In close proximity, the communities of Frisco, Silverthorne, Dillon and Breckenridge might offer something. There is also at least one local (if perhaps not locally owned) newspaper that might provide an option.

But basically, if not someplace fairly close to Lake Dillon probably farther than you want to drive (particularly in the winter) and not much in any event. Denver is about an hour distant under good conditions, but if a large market too distant to be practical. You really might find something local (if not exactly what you specialized in before) but beyond that if you adapt to online work then your market is the world.

Summit County is a lovely place, and you can expect long cold winters. I recall one January in particular, in Silverthorne, when the temperature never rose above zero. But lots of sun, and the skiers and most inhabitants don't seem to mind. Maybe that January was extreme, but certainly cold enough and snow throughout the winter. A lot different from North Carolina, and one aspect you may notice quickly is the very low humidity.

The biggest problem with Summit County, of which your boyfriend probably well acquainted, is the high cost of living. Everything probably a bit higher than, say Denver, but real estate is the kicker. I've heard that people such as police and firemen often live removed, in someplace such as Leadville, due the high cost of housing. This would probably include such professions as graphic design, unless you are quite successful at it.

On the other hand the area offers many charms. A great place for outdoor sports. Some of the more resourceful and determined seem to find a way. If you fall in love with the area you may be one.

Best of luck.
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:38 PM
Location: Indiana
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I attended Silverthorne elementary for four years until we had to move. It was great as a kid from what I remember. We would have a half a day of school then we would go skiing! We would even going hiking behind our school too. Ahhh, good times! Although when we moved there, coming from the Midwest, we showed up in T-shirts and shorts and thought it would be funny to walk around on top of the snow, but sure enough it was up to my sisters hip and she got stuck. So be prepared for lots of snow! Funny thing is that I don't recall any good memories during the summer, probably because there wasn't much of one there, as a kid.
I wish you the best! I miss it, but only during certain times of the year.
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:19 PM
Location: New Zealand
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Look up the local paper: SummitDaily.com | Covering Breckenridge, Keystone, Frisco, Dillon, Silverthorne, Copper | Colorado
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