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Pros and Cons of Living in a Ski Resort Town

View from downtown Telluride

One of the wonderful things about living on the west slope of Colorado is how close we are to several world class ski resorts. If you’ve even been to a ski town, you know how quaint and idyllic they seem. I’ve had the pleasure of working in Telluride for the past 13 years. While I’ve never lived there, I think I have a pretty good idea about what it takes to be a permanent resident in a ski resort town. It’s always fun to visit, but do you really want to live there? Pros of Living in a Ski Town Outdoor Recreation- Obviously, if you are living in a ski town, you probably ski or like outdoor activities. Even in summer, the mountains are your playground. It’s perfect for people who like to run 365 days in a row. People in ski towns are usually way more active than in most places, so health and longevity are better. Scenery- You can wake up to amazing views every day. It’s hard to be in a bad mood when elk live in your back yard and you’re able to watch  Alpenglow every evening. Higher Wages- Entry level and laborer type jobs generally ...

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