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  1. #2776
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    Not to totally de-rail this thread, but what should one consider if they're trying to move out to SLC for skiing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLsurf View Post
    Not to totally de-rail this thread, but what should one consider if they're trying to move out to SLC for skiing?
    meh. the skiing here is so-so at best, and the air quality basically counteracts whatever good snow effect you get. cost of living is too high, everyone is mormon, the road is undriveable... I'd probably look elsewhere tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by mall walker View Post
    meh. the skiing here is so-so at best, and the air quality basically counteracts whatever good snow effect you get. cost of living is too high, everyone is mormon, the road is undriveable... I'd probably look elsewhere tbh
    not to mention the beer, it's awful, and good luck ever seeing legal cannabis here.

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    Good thing I'm a devil lettuce hating Mormon millennial with a great air filter.

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    on the real, various folks will tell you various things. imho, live as close to downtown as you can afford. your commute time to the resorts is still pretty trivial (35-40mins) most of the time if you time it right, and downtown SLC is actually a pretty nice city to live in. by "downtown" I mean "north of 900S, east of 300W, west of 900E, south of N Temple". you can get a 20-25 min resort commute if you live in sandy/cottonwood heights/etc, but it's a substantially different overall living experience. my two cents anyway - I like being in cities though, I'd rather walk/bike than drive whenever possible, and I like going out to bars and restaurants. if you want a bigass yard/driveway but don't care as much what you can walk to from your house, it'll be a different story.

    a lot will depend on what you do for work, how old you are, married/no, renting or buying, what is your price range, how many days a year you wanna ski / what percent resort / what resort, and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mall walker View Post
    a lot will depend on what you do for work, how old you are, married/no, renting or buying, what is your price range, how many days a year you wanna ski / what percent resort / what resort, and so on.

    Youngin', not married, renting, depends on the job, skiing as much as I can 70-80% resort 20-30% BC. Would have to figure out what resorts are good, mostly just out for the riding and not a lot else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLsurf View Post
    Not to totally de-rail this thread, but what should one consider if they're trying to move out to SLC for skiing?
    I would consider park city. It's a real ski town, good air quality, the best mountain biking in the state and the PC resorts are underrated. They have the best backcountry access and most big cottonwood backcountry skiers spend all their time in the canyons side country. Empire at deer valley, 9990 at the canyons and Jupiter peak are as steep if not steeper than anything in the cottonwoods. Plus no crowds or dealing with traffic of the cottonwoods. Main street in park city has the best bar and restaurant scene in Utah. Live in a ski town not a city

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    If I was young and single, I'd consider either mallwalker or brutah's advice on where to live. I live in Sandy, but I'm married and wind up driving to sugarhouse (or taking the train pre-COVID) to hang out with friends.

    But yeah, the job thing is where I would start, then figure out where to live from there.

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    this would not be the season I move somewhere to ski

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    We followed the PC suggestion a bunch of years ago. However... we chose to live in the summit park area. Way cheaper, bike/ski from the door. 15 min to canyons and 30-35 to snowbird/Alta. Best of all worlds.


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    Quote Originally Posted by snowaddict91 View Post
    But yeah, the job thing is where I would start, then figure out where to live from there.
    This. I loved my place in Sugarhouse when I worked at the U, I never had to drive and could walk to the grocery store or dozen bars and restaurants. The neighborhood was lively and diverse but still had a small town feel to it. House appreciated an insane amount in no time as the place gentrified at lightning speed. Then work moved to Lehi and I lost years of my life to road rage. Sure, it's not as bad as LA but when you're used to living in a small big city the reality of traffic is hard to bear.

    Now I live in mormurbia (Mormon suburbia) 3 miles from the office and it takes me less time to bike there than to drive. We have a big ass yard, a giant garden, and the most white-bread bunch of neighbors who spend their time monitoring the frequency with which i mow my lawn. There aren't any sidewalks in the neighborhood and when Ms Boissal and I take a stroll to the closest restaurant 3 cars will stop and ask if we need help. If we want to hang out with friends we drive cause nobody's meeting in a bar Murray UT for a good time.

    Either location gets you to the resort in 20-30 minutes (at 6AM when there's no traffic) and to the PC bike trails in 40 minutes. Picking one over the other if your work is close to both is personal preference. If the job is outside of the beltway though, especially on the UT county side, you're going to spend a lot of time hating life if you live downtown...

    Quote Originally Posted by detrusor View Post
    We followed the PC suggestion a bunch of years ago. However... we chose to live in the summit park area. Way cheaper, bike/ski from the door. 15 min to canyons and 30-35 to snowbird/Alta. Best of all worlds.
    Now the last few lots up there require $1/4 MM just to excavate into something that can be built. Lucky you... There are some spectacular places up there and some horrendous dumps that go for for insane prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLsurf View Post
    Not to totally de-rail this thread, but what should one consider if they're trying to move out to SLC for skiing?
    A place to live? No really. It depends what you want. You age group, lifestyle, etc. I moved from NJ to Utah and stayed 12 years. Lived in sandy. 14.5 miles from Alta wildcat lot. Good times. Sandy is "family". Will take longer to skiing from SLC but you'll have more "life". Walkable depending on area. More food selections, covid might change that landscape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtran10 View Post
    this would not be the season I move somewhere to ski
    Gotta say I agree

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    Appreciate all the advice coming out, its currently a dream but one that I want to make a reality. Currently with covid I've simplified my life quite a bit and as part of that I want to really focus on my passions, primarily skiing. Until then back to the clouds for my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detrusor View Post
    We followed the PC suggestion a bunch of years ago. However... we chose to live in the summit park area. Way cheaper, bike/ski from the door. 15 min to canyons and 30-35 to snowbird/Alta. Best of all worlds.


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    Or maybe a slope-side house at Deer Valley?

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    what brutah said

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtran10 View Post
    this would not be the season I move somewhere to ski
    If you don't do it this year, you'll be one year old when you finally do.
    I remember a bottomless freedom...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLsurf View Post
    Not to totally de-rail this thread, but what should one consider if they're trying to move out to SLC for skiing?
    Ogden.
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    Salt Lake City proper is small just over 200,000 people, by comparison Lincoln NE has 30% more residents than SLC. Once you leave the city its suburbs and not necessarily great ones. The area around the U and Sugar House are really good with things to do, good restaurants, bars, entertainment etc. Housing is expensive, land is at a premium and there is nowhere to build except vertically and going way south. If there is a piece of vacant land its being developed or is going to be developed. Traffic is bad and the air quality during winter inversions can be awful. Inversions are a winter phenomena during high pressure with the valley being colder than the mountains and the cold air sinking and being held in place by the HP, it traps pollution. Once the days get longer and the sun warmer it heats up the air and the pollution escapes. If you want a ski vibe where you live its not SLC. A low % of residents ski and having done some volunteer work with the Boys & Girls Clubs it is amazing the number of kids that have never, Never been in the mountains. Its not just underprivileged but kids from middle class settings, never been there. We like it as winter only resident as you don't pay resort prices when you shop. The highway system is great (you can thank the 2002 winter Olympics for getting billions from Feds) and getting places is normally short and fast other than I-15 during rush hour. Public Transportation is good, Trax system works well, library's are fine, fences suck.

    Good luck

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    If I wanted to focus on skiing, I'd move to a ski town and not a city.... Probably wouldn't be in Utah either but that's just me. Obviously, I'm a big fan of Utah skiing but so are a lot of people and with most of our resorts within 30 minutes of 2 million people its hard to escape the crowds (even if half of those people don't ski).

    Anyways let's get this thread back on track..... am I the only one that wouldn't mind a repeat of last spring? I mean that shit was pretty sweat having the whole wasatch without lifts running. Minus the financial impact on friends or the devastating effects to the ski industry a cancelled 20/21 season would have, it would also be pretty sweat especially if the resorts threw some groomers in here and there haha now I'm really dreaming.....

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    100F days like today I get dreaming about standing up on that NE ramp again... good times with good mags as always this season

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLsurf View Post
    Appreciate all the advice coming out, its currently a dream but one that I want to make a reality. Currently with covid I've simplified my life quite a bit and as part of that I want to really focus on my passions, primarily skiing. Until then back to the clouds for my head.
    Here, use these pictures to pick a good SLC neighborhood once you decide you're moving here

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    But don't end up in Utah Valley:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    Here, use these pictures to pick a good SLC neighborhood once you decide you're moving here

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    I make concrete for a living when not skiing and am supplying for 12 avalanche control towers today at Alta.

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