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Old 11-24-2006, 08:50 PM
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We are looking for a good mountain retreat ( anywhre in the country) that is close to skiing in the winter and has good golf courses in the summer,,,, There must be hundreds of good locations around the country for these activities.

For instance Beaver Creek Colorado, Lake Tahoe Califonia are good examples of what I am talking about,, but there must me some places that I am not familar with that offer these same amenities at more appealing prices. Both of these places are pretty pricey. I would like to find a place that is up and coming and has not been overpriced YET,,,

Your ideas and suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Thank you in advance for your contribution
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Old 11-24-2006, 10:42 PM
Location: Oregon Coast
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There is Bend Oregon but I don't know if the prices are any lower there.
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Old 11-25-2006, 04:38 PM
Location: on an island
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Crested Butte, Colorado.
Not easy to get to but gorgeous, with lower costs than Beaver Creek.
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:41 AM
Location: Concord, NC
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Asheville, NC. Its surrounding towns are affordable. Very beautiful area.
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Old 11-29-2006, 02:02 PM
Location: Phoenix metro
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There are lots in Snowmass, CO that were just drop-dead fantastic. I dont remember any names though, sorry! Give the area a little research and see how you like it.
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:13 PM
Location: New Mexico
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Albuquerque New Mexico
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Old 12-26-2006, 10:50 PM
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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It's cheap to golf here - $8.00 for 9 holes, walking. The courses have very tall hills though. I can't imagine how boring it must be to play on flat courses.

Of course we get tons of snow too. Check out upstate and northern NY.
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:28 PM
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^ You're right, four ski resorts within an hour of Syracuse, NY. Well over 50 golf courses within a half hour drive of Syracuse. Just last week three golf courses near Syracuse, NY just got named to "the best 21 Casino Courses"... the Atunyote Golf Club, designed by Tom Fazio; the Kaluhyat Golf Club, a Robert Trent Jones Jr. creation; and the Shenendoah Golf Club, designed by Rick Smith.

here's a quote from the article:
''When it comes to up-and-coming casino resorts that are strong on golf, none outpaces Turning Stone Resort, ''wrote Architecture Editor Bradley S. Klein. ''There, golfers can find three courses on our list, each kept in such fine shape that in July the resort's Atunyote Golf Club served as a last-minute replacement venue for the PGA Tour's B.C. open when the scheduled site was flooded. It's all a prelude to September 2007, when Atunyote becomes home to the PGA Tour's Turning Stone Resort Championship.''

Greek Peak is a nice Ski resort that's expanding.
"The Greek Peak Ski Resort is the largest ski area in Central New York with varied terrain suitable for skiers and boarders of all skill levels. The area has 32 trails, from treed glades and cruisers to super steeps. Greek Peak boasts a 952-foot vertical and terrain serviced by six chair lifts and two carpet lifts at the base. They have terrain parks and a half pipe, snow tubing, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Night skiing available on 18 trails. New for 2006/07: two new trails, Hercules and Meros. Hercules is black diamond rated."

The local news in Syracuse just a did a report about numerous large new homes in the hills near Greek Peak being built by people coming from out-of-state. The report talked about how people from all over the country are starting to move to this area south of Cortland, near Ithaca. I guess just in the past couple years outsiders discovered this region.

Other ski resorts are Labrador, Song, and Toggenburg. Bristol Mountain is just two hours away. Over 40 golf courses in Onondaga County alone.
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:30 AM
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Have you considered Big Bear Lake, CA? I'm not sure about golf courses, but I assume they have some nearby! My friend lived there for a few years, and seemed to like it... there's decent skiing around the lake, though not California's best.

Btw, there are parts of Lake Tahoe that aren't too expensive. I lived on the South Shore for 2 years, and paid very reasonable rent for a beautiful house. Truckee/Donner Lake is also more affordable, and close to many of the major resorts. Reno is another town you might consider... lots of golf courses there, and you can get to skiing in 30 minutes or so. Look around the whole lake & Sierra-Nevada range, and you might find something in your budget!
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:35 AM
Location: Southeast Idaho
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I've never seen so many golf courses anywhere in the Nation per the given area, as I have in both Idaho and Utah. If you chose the Salt Lake Valley you're not far from skiing at Park City and there's plenty of golf courses.

The SE city of Idaho that I live in isn't far from Grand Targhee and in a city of 50,000 we have four golf courses!
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