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Old 07-14-2006, 01:02 PM
 
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let me introduce myself.

my names nick, im 20 years young, moved to aspen in late november, snowboarded all season long and loved it (it was my 1st season on snow). i want the snowboard bum life, so i want a town thats like that

i moved to aspen because my older brothers here, he helped me get set up with a job and stuff and buys me beer. but now that ive been here a while, im not sure if this is really what i want right now.

anything in aspen costs assloads of money. i cringe everytime i pass by a fur or hand bag shop. there seems to be a lot more old people than young people. there are lots of illegal aliens here. some of the good bars and shops are being closed down (cooper street, ajax bikes- being turned into an expensive retail shop)

so to those who have been to or live in telluride, how is it? is it more of a party town? has it been tainted by the corporation monster like aspen has?
would any other town fit my wants better? maybe jackson hole?
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Old 07-15-2006, 03:41 AM
 
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Telluride is a beautiful city in a boxed in canyon but it is small and very expensive. Most homes are 1 million dollars plus. Not a lot of jobs either. Durango would fit you better. They have an awesome ski resort with lots of snowboarders, lots of young people and lots of jobs. It is a college city so lots of apartments too and many of them roommate to help on costs. Durango is way cheaper then Apsen or Telluride. It is still costly but no where near Apsen. So check it out. Oh and they are really going to make the resort a world class resort. It also has some great powder too and it isn't as cold as Apsen. I ski there and sometimes I have to take my coat off, it is too warm but the snow is great!. There are a lot of things to do in Durango too. Hope this helps.
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Old 07-18-2006, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Saint Anton, Austria
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Default Did you ever think about Steamboat Springs?

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let me introduce myself.

my names nick, im 20 years young, moved to aspen in late november, snowboarded all season long and loved it (it was my 1st season on snow). i want the snowboard bum life, so i want a town thats like that

i moved to aspen because my older brothers here, he helped me get set up with a job and stuff and buys me beer. but now that ive been here a while, im not sure if this is really what i want right now.

anything in aspen costs assloads of money. i cringe everytime i pass by a fur or hand bag shop. there seems to be a lot more old people than young people. there are lots of illegal aliens here. some of the good bars and shops are being closed down (cooper street, ajax bikes- being turned into an expensive retail shop)

so to those who have been to or live in telluride, how is it? is it more of a party town? has it been tainted by the corporation monster like aspen has?
would any other town fit my wants better? maybe jackson hole?
Me and my husband have a couple mountain homes in Colorado. One is in Crested Butte and the other is in Evergreen but I love to snowboard while my husband and daughter love to ski! We've always loved Steamboat but you are gonna find some real pricey homes in Telluride and just a handful of good people. Or try our Crested Butte which is a stones-throw from Aspen or Carbondale. Because my husband is wayy older than me...don't tell him I said that only kidding, but Steamboat has a way younger crowd than most other skiing towns!
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Old 07-18-2006, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Nowhere near Elko, NV
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let me introduce myself.

my names nick, im 20 years young, moved to aspen in late november, snowboarded all season long and loved it (it was my 1st season on snow). i want the snowboard bum life, so i want a town thats like that

i moved to aspen because my older brothers here, he helped me get set up with a job and stuff and buys me beer. but now that ive been here a while, im not sure if this is really what i want right now.

anything in aspen costs assloads of money. i cringe everytime i pass by a fur or hand bag shop. there seems to be a lot more old people than young people. there are lots of illegal aliens here. some of the good bars and shops are being closed down (cooper street, ajax bikes- being turned into an expensive retail shop)

so to those who have been to or live in telluride, how is it? is it more of a party town? has it been tainted by the corporation monster like aspen has?
would any other town fit my wants better? maybe jackson hole?
Nick -- first off let me just say that you are my god!!!

Would that I had your dilemma. In any case, why not try somewhere near Big Sky, MT? The mountain there is made for boarding and it's not been ruined by fat oldies with more money than skills.

Or maybe Steamboat?

Magpies
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:20 AM
 
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Hey Nick. Im very much interested what you are saying.

Im from the UK, 21, and looking to come out to the USA for a season. The question is for me though, is where are there a lot of young people to meet etc, I was thinking Aspen, but i have a feeling itll be as you have described!

This Durango place sounds good, although Ive never heard of it - are there many young people about and the like?
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:33 AM
 
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You'd probably like the Durango area best becuase it is less expensive and it has a younger crowd because of the college. Pagosa Springs is also a big ski bum town as Wolf Creek ski resort usually has the most snow in Colorado but it's a small town.

Just one comment on one of your other concerns. You will almost definitely never find a town anywhere in Colorado that does not have a large population of illegal aliens. You'll have to get used to it or find a new state. :P
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:58 PM
 
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Telleride, you need money too. Crested Butte is really young, and fun. Guess you better find something to do for fun and money?
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Old 01-17-2007, 06:16 PM
 
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Default the season in Durango

Hey Cowb00y,

For more info on Durango, check out the thread "Would like a little guidance..." started by Boden in the Colo. forum - page 4 today.

You might also check into Alta ski resort - outside Salt Lake City, Utah I think. I have had some friends from Dgo who go there for the winter to work and ride - they say its a good time, but I've never been so I can't say for sure. Just an idea. Good luck and enjoy
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Old 01-17-2007, 11:55 PM
 
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Hey Nick. Im very much interested what you are saying.

Im from the UK, 21, and looking to come out to the USA for a season. The question is for me though, is where are there a lot of young people to meet etc, I was thinking Aspen, but i have a feeling itll be as you have described!

This Durango place sounds good, although Ive never heard of it - are there many young people about and the like?
Hi Cowbh00y, Skigirl is right. Durango has a lot of young people. Over 5,000 just college students not to mention all the ski bums, ski bunnies and other ski hounds. Durango is a lot cheaper to live than Aspen, Telluride or Steamboat. Aspen and Telluride are for multi-millionaires and Steamboat is expensive too. Durango has lots of apartments many under 1,000 a month or even less, generally around 800 US dollars. You can buy a cheaper condo too for around 200,000 US dollars, the classy ones are around 400,000 US. So for a ski bum, Durango is great! You are also not far from one of the best ski resorts in Colorado, Wolf Creek. Durango Ski Resort is great too. They are building a lot of new stuff and turning it into a great resort.
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