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Old 05-23-2017, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Ski resorts by their nature tend to attract crowds. They are almost cross purpose to being a hermit unless you plan on out of bounds or non-resort associated heli or cat skiing. You also have the ability to make a living to factor in to this unless you are bringing in enough money/equity to not be a concern.

I'd initially think Utah, Idaho, Washington, or Montana because their populations are lower than Colorado. But, so is their access to ski resorts, by nearly half of whats available in Colorado. Conversely, California has nearly as many resorts as Colorado.

While population levels and cost of living in CA and CO are both rising, the additional number of resorts means you may be able to find those places that are more removed from the primary population centers and tend to be more around small towns that are less glamorous and attractive to the majority and thus have a lower overall cost of living.

Leadville CO is one that comes to mind. 20 minutes to Ski Cooper and out of bounds cat skiing and within an hour or so access to Monarch, Copper, Vail, and Breckenridge yet still 2-3 hours away from the major population centers of the Front Range.

I'm sure there are similar places in California.
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:32 AM
 
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One major aspect that sets Idaho apart from the inland west is that there are mountains all over the state and the ski areas are dispersed around the state so it doesn't matter which area a person decides to live at in Idaho because there is always a ski resort nearby.

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Old 05-26-2017, 12:43 PM
 
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Did he say he wants lower air pressure, really? I must have missed that.m

Health and fitness reasons...training at high altitude, maybe. But even though the cardio benefits are there, there is some question over whether muscles benefit (strength). Might be a tossup.

I never said WA is colder than CO. That isn't necessarily so; depends which two places are being compared.

I got the impression his objective is lots of snow for skiing, for a long season.
Yessir, thats right. I'd like to be at the higher altitudes for the thinner air. Great cardio benefits.

And I'l love to ski as much as possible. You got it
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Old 05-26-2017, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Arapahoe Basin in CO is still open. Aspen Mtn will be reopening for this weekend only. That's a pretty extended season for snow activity.
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Old 05-26-2017, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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SLC has 9 ski resorts within an hour. You can live in a city with all the amenities you would need, and your 20 minutes from elevations over 8,000 feet from anywhere in the salt lake area.
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:14 PM
 
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Driggs ID
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Miami, The Magic City
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Gotta go with Salt Lake City on this one.
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Old Yesterday, 02:36 PM
 
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100 degrees in September with fake snow being blown on the mountains so people can ski in July in a pair of shorts and a tank top? It's so hot in Utah that our mountains catch on fire every year, no seriously, go look at any Utah news site and you'll see at least three wildfires going, if not more. I don't think that's what the OP is looking for.

I'll go with Idaho.

Is Calgary doable?
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Old Today, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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Cross country skiing would be ideal for a hermit. You could take off on any trail in a high elevation place like West Yellowstone, MT and not see another human for hours or days. Watch out for the animals, some get hungry in winter.
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Old Today, 11:22 AM
 
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Flagstaff, AZ. High up, good prices, has some amenities, and not too far from PHX. Close to grand canyon, sedona, and other beautiful areas along northern AZ and Utah border. Decent skiing and snowboarding up there and you canisolate yourself if you are so inclined.
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