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Old 01-09-2018, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Sydney Australia
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someone who surfed in the summer and skied in the winter?
In suppose that is my relative. He surfs daily at home even in winter. But he really cannot get away to Nth America to ski for more than about a month because of having a wife who cannot make long trips due to health issues. He would probably love to be in that situation properly.
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:34 AM
 
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Know Texas couple who leave this state in mid-April and bunker down in central Florida. Then return to the Lone Star adobe just before Halloween. Oddest 50/50 our gated community were aware of.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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When I was birdwarching, I made several January trips to Duluth to see the arctic birds that fly "south" for the winter. It's verfy nice there in the winter, relaxed and friendly.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:49 AM
 
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Sheer curiosity:

Is there such thing as Anti-Snow birding (NOT reverse snow birding)?

I mean where one lives half the year somewhere hot (e.g. Arizona) during the summer and lives somewhere cold (e.g. Minnesota) during the winter. One would probably do this for the love extremes and perhaps cheaper prices I would guess.

Does it exist?

Can you explain the difference between anti-snow birding and reverse snow birding? Aren't they the same thing?
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:50 AM
 
Location: NC
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I would think the person being described, anti- or reverse snowbirder, would be in high demand as a low cost renter/caretaker for actual snowbirders who do not want to leave their houses vacant during the off seasons. There are several C-D forum comments and threads about how vacant homes are costly or difficult to insure. Why not have a situation where responsible and clean individuals who don't have a lot of money offer to stay in the otherwise vacant homes? As long as they can put up with the heat and cold of the off seasons in exchange for a nicer, safer place to live, why not?

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Old 01-10-2018, 08:30 AM
 
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I'm sure you'll have some ski and winter sports enthusiasts that will do it. Most people prefer warmer weather to colder, but there are people going the other way too.
Yeah, but they typically don't go to Florida in the summer.

I have lots of retired skier friends who ski all winter instead of going to a warm climate. Killington, my home ski resort, has a "100 day club" for people who ski 100+ days per year. Easily 90% of them are retirees. The rest of us have to work.

I have a retiree friend "Jimmie No Hat" who hates hot weather. The nickname is because he skis with no hat. I remember seeing him working a race once at -20F wearing a headband. He summers on his boat in Maine where the water temperature never hits 60F. Vermont is too hot for him in the summer.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:59 AM
 
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reebo,

I think reverse snowbird would be like someone who lives in FL, then leaves in the summer for a couple months. We are talking about doing exactly that, but will probably do a standard snowbird to FL in the winter for a couple years first to try it out.
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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Can you explain the difference between anti-snow birding and reverse snow birding? Aren't they the same thing?

I'd have to guess that a reverse snowbird lives in the south and summers in the north. Anti-snowbird would be living in north and summering in the south. By that logic, reverse anti-snowbird would be living in the south and wintering in the north.
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:24 PM
 
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Sheer curiosity:

Is there such thing as Anti-Snow birding (NOT reverse snow birding)?

I mean where one lives half the year somewhere hot (e.g. Arizona) during the summer and lives somewhere cold (e.g. Minnesota) during the winter. One would probably do this for the love extremes and perhaps cheaper prices I would guess.

Does it exist?
I have never seen it in a retirement context. However, I had a friend in Arizona that ran his IT consulting business about 9 months a year and he spent the winter months in Colorado, Utah or British Colombia. He was a winter sports fanatic.
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon (in Transition)
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Can you explain the difference between anti-snow birding and reverse snow birding? Aren't they the same thing?
Reverse snow-birding is not the opposite of snow-birding. It is a reversed intention. Snow birds live in the north most of the year and escape to the warm climates during winter. Reverse snow birds live in warmer climates and escape to the North during summer.

Anti-snowbirds are those that go where snow birds escape from (e.g. living in Arizona during the summer and Minnesota during the winter). It is probably uncommon, but possibly lucrative as prices plummet in those places during the off season.
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