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Old 09-21-2016, 11:00 AM   #41
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The well worn saying where I live is "just another day in paradise". And they are right. Been living in and around ski towns for last 30+ years, mainly in Utah & Colorado. I absolutely love it, and there is something to look forward to in both summer and winter. In fact, I am probably more socially active in winter, with many of my friends spending the days skiing together. Where I grew up in the midwest, winter was something people just grinded through. Here, we all look forward to the first snow. In fact we are due for our first snowfall this weekend. WooHooo!

I actually don't like advertising the place where I live, because growth is always an issue in such a beautiful place. I've seen too many towns lose some of that charm when they are 'discovered'. As they say, everyone wants to come here and then shut the door behind them The only upside to growth is that our real estate values go up as well.

The prime ski town locations will get the best healthcare providers because they WANT to live there. I know several top medical professionals in their field, and they came here for the lifestyle. They could make better money elsewhere, but they chose this instead.

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Old 09-21-2016, 12:07 PM   #42
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We're looking at snow on Sunday too!!! Love mountain life so far!

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Old 09-22-2016, 11:08 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by Cap_Scarlet View Post
We are doing this ....sort of....but rather we are moving to a ski town permanently. In fact in two weeks!

We live in Europe and our town is in the Austrian alps.

Having owned a holiday home there for two years we're now taking the plunge and moving permanently as a precursor to retirement.

Last season I was able to ski around 30 days and this season aiming for more. The summers are also great with lots of hiking and biking.
Congrats on your move! We were in St Gilgen/St Wolfgang last week and I envy you. Where in Austria are you relocating?

If I could relive my life all over, I would buy a condo in Wengen, Switzerland.

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