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Old 10-11-2009, 10:59 AM
 
Location: South of Denver
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As a long-time, part-time resident of the mountains, I would say there is a lot of good information in this thread, both pro and con. Aspen is a wonderful and fun town, but a mediocre ski area. If you can buckle down and work at it, you can find reasonable lodging. This applies to any ski town.

The secret is to find a place on the bus route to the slopes and you can work or party as much as you want and not fight the traffic, or the other drunks. One place that is a great value is Winter Park. They have no bus in the off-season, but you won't need it, you'll be kayaking, hiking & biking. Reasonable lodging is available and skiing at nearby Mary Jane is some of the best in the mountains. The same mountain has some of the best mountain biking in the state.

Live as close to "the action" as your can.
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:00 PM
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Location: Pagosa Springs, CO/North Port,FL
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You probably would need to drive very slowly on 24 to Ski Cooper. Or if the roads were clear, you could possibly drive very fast on 91 to Copper Mountain.
Very true I lived in Leadville for 2 years-had a season pass/taught part time at Copper-when the roads were clear I made it to Copper from Leadville in 20 min-30

The road (91) to Copper is pretty straight-unlike Battle Mountain to Vail

Ski Cooper would be about 20 min on HWY 24-
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:10 PM
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Location: Pagosa Springs, CO/North Port,FL
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As a long-time, part-time resident of the mountains, I would say there is a lot of good information in this thread, both pro and con. Aspen is a wonderful and fun town, but a mediocre ski area.
wow
I could not disagree more-Aspen is a great area-Ajax, Highlands are my favorites

Plenty of steeps and the powder does not get as hacked up as the I-70 resorts

Go for A$pen-
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Motown
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I just spent five months living in Aspen over the summer/fall. I actually grew to love it, and I was a worker bee there.
The guy who mentioned the male:female ratio is right. There are WAY more men in town than women. It also seems to me that the dating scene is really, really odd. People don't tend to form long-term relationships. They just date each other for a little while, then move on to someone else.
It's a very expensive place. It's difficult to live for many
But ... if you find the right job and the right place to stay - and you don't mind giving up on small luxuries like your own bathroom, your own kitchen or even your own bedroom - you'll be fine.
It's beautiful. It's a ton of fun.
And it's about as far away from reality as you can get - depending on how you feel about that, it might be a good thing.
Crested Butte and Telluride are great, too. But very small.
I also like Breckenridge, but the male:female ratio there is even worse from your standpoint.
What about a bigger town like Boulder?
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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That's just the way it is. If one is a woman and you have an excess of supply of men and you are immature then yeah a lot of them play games.
Well, Wanneroo, I'll bet that goes both ways.
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