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Old 04-03-2016, 04:31 PM
 
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looking for ideas for places that have mountains (skiing), lake, and golf nearby. We currently live in Madison, WI.

SuggestionS? California is out of the question. I don't want to pay 1M plus to live in something comparable.
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Old 04-03-2016, 04:55 PM
 
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Western US will always be best for people looking for the best skiing, unless you look in places like Vermont or Upstate NY. Outside of those areas, you can find mountains for skiing, but it won't be continual snow cover, slopes are shorter, and it could be a lot of fake snow to keep the slopes open all winter.

Do you have a preference for where in the country? Big city, medium sized town, rural?
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Old 04-03-2016, 06:29 PM
 
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Park City, Utah or Reno.
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:16 PM
 
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Yea we once lived in Tahoe/Reno area. It (Reno) was ok. Looking at Ogden Utah. If we're up to me just the golfing and lake would get checked off. I think he is just going to have to settle on flying to the mountains like he does now....unless we strike rich then Tahoe it is!
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:31 PM
 
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Western US will always be best for people looking for the best skiing, unless you look in places like Vermont or Upstate NY. Outside of those areas, you can find mountains for skiing, but it won't be continual snow cover, slopes are shorter, and it could be a lot of fake snow to keep the slopes open all winter.

Do you have a preference for where in the country? Big city, medium sized town, rural?
I was thinking the same thing if they want the Northeast: GoAdirondack.com-The Adirondack Coast

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Champlain

Lake George also comes to mind: EASY TO GET TO, EASY TO ENJOY | Lake George Area

http://m.lakegeorge.com

Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and Old Forge are some other communities in the Adirondacks that may work.

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Old 04-03-2016, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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No where in the west has access to the quantity of water found in Wisconsin. How big a lake do you require? Also, what constitutes nearby? 30 min, 1 hr, 2 hrs?

Unfortunately for you, doubling up on skiiing and golf puts you into resort towns. Throw a sizeable body of water in there and you will be looking at upper six figure housing prospects.
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:43 PM
 
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Yea we once lived in Tahoe/Reno area. It (Reno) was ok. Looking at Ogden Utah. If we're up to me just the golfing and lake would get checked off. I think he is just going to have to settle on flying to the mountains like he does now....unless we strike rich then Tahoe it is!
Golfing is prevalent in Upstate NY. Can't comment on Vermont since I've never been. But there are lakes all over the region. The Finger Lakes are spread across Upstate NY and there are mountains all over. Lake Placid is where the Olympics were held. As its name suggests, it is also on a lake. Not all the lakes in Upstate can be used for recreation, but I know there are some.

If you like Madison, I'm assuming you like vibrant cities and a more liberal atmosphere. Look into Ithaca. It will be a similar vibe as it is also a college town on a lake. Idk about the politics or the vibrancy of these, but I would also check out Lake Placid itself and Saratoga Springs. Albany is the largest city closest to both, so maybe there as well if you want a bigger city.
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Phoenix, Arizona. There is Lake Pleasant and Lake Roosevelt nearby the metro (probably 30-45 minutes tops from the Downtown area), along with skiing in Flagstaff at 2 hours away. Snowbowl is a pretty big event in Flagstaff and there are some other ones that happen during ski season as well up there. Phoenix is also argued to be one of the top golfing destinations in the country. The Phoenix Open is one of the metro's biggest events. Phoenix also has very affordable housing. Outside of the ocean, Phoenix offers the same outdoor amenities as Los Angeles and San Diego, and is the closest you'll get to the "trifecta" while having affordable housing. The heat is the ultimate con, but it's not as bad as people make it.

Las Vegas, Nevada would be another suggestion for you!
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:20 AM
 
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Showed hubby these suggestions. He says really Salt Lake City would be the ultimate. I am not so keen on that idea. We currently live in small suburb 20 min away from Madison and can pull our boat to our choice of many lakes about 10-15 min away. What appeals to me about the west is that it's more sunny, a little less cold, and drivable to more places we would visit.
Thanks for the ideas guys! Lots to think about!
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:34 AM
 
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Golfing is prevalent in Upstate NY. Can't comment on Vermont since I've never been. But there are lakes all over the region. The Finger Lakes are spread across Upstate NY and there are mountains all over. Lake Placid is where the Olympics were held. As its name suggests, it is also on a lake. Not all the lakes in Upstate can be used for recreation, but I know there are some.

If you like Madison, I'm assuming you like vibrant cities and a more liberal atmosphere. Look into Ithaca. It will be a similar vibe as it is also a college town on a lake. Idk about the politics or the vibrancy of these, but I would also check out Lake Placid itself and Saratoga Springs. Albany is the largest city closest to both, so maybe there as well if you want a bigger city.
This may be an option as well, as it is close to Lake George and has enough going and is less than an hour from Albany: Glens Falls is full of things to do, delicious restaurants, and numerous places to shop for everyone in your family or friends.


This is a view of Million Dollar Beach in Lake George: http://cdn.securem2.com/commonimages...17-display.jpg
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