One of the nice things about living in a ski town is that not only do you get the obvious, small town living and skiing; you also get world class entertainment due to the fact that many of these ski resorts are high end tourist destinations catering to visitors from all over the world.
So when you hear that someone is looking to escape city life for a little cabin in the woods and tells you they’re heading to Aspen, Jackson Hole or maybe Park City, thinking that they are going into exile is actually far from true. It can be the best of both worlds for someone looking for an outdoor lifestyle and a small town with big city offerings.
Sounds too good to be true? It is good and it is true but the question is more like, is it good and true for you?. If your top priority for a lifestyle is small town living and the outdoors, this really can feel like heaven on earth. The culture, art and music are just the perks that can make living in the mountains that much better. On the other hand, if you are considering a job in a ski resort area and your first priority for a comfortable lifestyle is the culture of a big city and the energy of millions of people around you, “the cabin in the woods” in a small town will get old pretty quick and mountain living may not be the best choice for you.
When I receive questions from professionals considering jobs in ski towns that are consistently more focused away from the town’s natural appeal, the community and the outdoors, I have to question if this kind of move is really what they want to do. On the other hand, for those who have dreamed of this lifestyle for years and now have the opportunity to make the move, I full heartedly recommend going for it, it definitely can be a dream come true.
Thoughts came to mind today about the uniqueness of resort living in the mountains as I was reading Even when the snow’s melted, these Colorado ski-town clubs rock
“You don’t have to avoid these wet, shoulder-season months of April and May in Colorado’s ski towns. Some late-season skiers, mud-friendly hikers and adventurous spirits prefer to visit ski towns in these months …”
“It helps that there’s rock ‘n’ roll to keep you company — and hip-hop, jam bands, folkies and DJs.”
“The music doesn’t stop in the off-season …”
This is a great time to head to the high country if you still may be wondering if mountain living is for you.
The music never stops …