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Old 10-09-2019, 06:52 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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If you're looking for lots of sun, take CdA and Sandpoint off of your list. I think Bend might be a decent fit for you, actually. It's a little pricey and Oregon has a high income tax, but it has sun and snow.

Some of the areas around Portland or anywhere in Oregon closer to the coast might be worth a look. I know you're looking for sun, and Portland does have the rain reputation but that's during the winter. It doesn't really snow much, it just rains from Thanksgiving through Mothers Day. It's not heavy rain like you see back east, when I lived about an hour south of Portland I rode my bicycle all year. Indeed, the winter cool was easier on me than riding home in the heat. From June through November, it barely rains at all. Again, plenty of smaller areas within an hour of Portland.

Depending on how important the skiing and watersports are, some other places you might consider...
Grand Junction, CO
Prescott AZ
CO Springs
Missoula, MT
Medford, OR
I disagree with Missoula. Those inversions can lead to bad air and no sunshine.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:33 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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If you're looking for lots of sun, take CdA and Sandpoint off of your list. I think Bend might be a decent fit for you, actually. It's a little pricey and Oregon has a high income tax, but it has sun and snow.

Some of the areas around Portland or anywhere in Oregon closer to the coast might be worth a look. I know you're looking for sun, and Portland does have the rain reputation but that's during the winter. It doesn't really snow much, it just rains from Thanksgiving through Mothers Day. It's not heavy rain like you see back east, when I lived about an hour south of Portland I rode my bicycle all year. Indeed, the winter cool was easier on me than riding home in the heat. From June through November, it barely rains at all. Again, plenty of smaller areas within an hour of Portland.

Depending on how important the skiing and watersports are, some other places you might consider...
Grand Junction, CO
Prescott AZ
CO Springs
Missoula, MT
Medford, OR


Looking for less sun.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:41 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I went to Bozeman for the first time a few weeks ago (the only dealership in the state for the make of car I drive is located there). I was honestly underwhelmed by the views. Nice but I expected more.

OP, my best advice to you is feet on the ground. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you see it.

It took me 20~ years before I saw it.


Fictner Chevrolet?
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:57 AM
 
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Probably Audi
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:07 AM
 
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Probably Audi
Audi? That's an expensive brand.
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:32 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Audi? That's an expensive brand.
Supposedly Bozeman is the smallest town in the country with an Audi dealership. They are everywhere there.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:31 AM
 
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Supposedly Bozeman is the smallest town in the country with an Audi dealership. They are everywhere there.
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Old 10-12-2019, 10:07 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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The funny thing is when I was in college there people whined about college students causing all the traffic. Strangely enough lots of those cars were Audis with Bozeman plates.
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Old 10-12-2019, 01:03 PM
 
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Supposedly Bozeman is the smallest town in the country with an Audi dealership. They are everywhere there.
Fictner Chevrolet in Billings will be my go too dealership.
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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Fictner Chevrolet in Billings will be my go too dealership.

Fictner Chevrolet was in Laurel. In 2014, Fictner sold out to Rimrock Auto Group.
In Billings, the Chevy dealership is owned by Denny Menholt, along with Toyota, Nissan, 360 auto sales, and who knows what else.
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