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    Quit my job/moving to Utah passion.

    Life is short. Live it like you stole it.

    Next Friday is my last final, and after that, I hadn't planned on much this summer except for working at my crappy part time job and doing one or two of the local xc races.

    my little brother is a ski bum out in park city and came back for a visit at the end of the season at PCMR. He and his friends are getting a new place and have an open bedroom.

    Just turned in my 2 weeks notice and bought a train ticket to Salt Lake.

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    Congrats! Ride bikes, drink beer, get laid,....repeat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zgroove View Post
    Congrats! Ride bikes, drink beer, get laid,....repeat!
    ha, ha, hell yea!

    To the OP, enjoy your one way ticket!
    SS ==> Nut up or Shut up!

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    i need to grow a pair and do this. Good for you and congrats

    I hate my job and i hate NYC

    CHEERS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zgroove View Post
    Congrats! Ride bikes, drink beer, get laid,....repeat!

    Be careful though, one of those could really cut into the time to do the other two if you aren't careful.
    Actually two could.
    Damn all three could.
    Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jredone View Post
    I hate my job and i hate NYC.
    I left NYC 11 years ago next month. I have always had a love/hate relationship with the city, but I think I have finally come to realize that I don't ever want to move back there again.

    There are truly some awesome places in this country to live, and fortunate for me I have a job I love that allows me to move every 3 to 6 years. Currently I reside in Alaska, and in 2 to 3 years I will be moving to California or Hawaii.

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    Move to Cali and visit Hi.

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    Hell yeah! That's doing it right.

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    I'm 48 years old. I'm very happily married with 4 great kids. I have a fantastic job as an executive in a startup logistics company that's doing very well.

    I have only two regrets in my entire life.

    Regret 1: I did a horrible job of proposing to my wife. I didn't make a big deal of it and she deserved better. You only get one shot at that. Our 25th anniversary is approaching and I'm thinking of doing a proposal the right way. But it still won't change the original one.

    Regret 2: When I left the Army at age 26, I aggressively pursued a high paying corporate job. My wife, who is a nurse, made me an amazing offer (I was obsessed with mogul skiing and mountain biking at the time). She had managed to wrangle a traveling nursing job in Gunnison, CO, that came with a paid apartment. She could support us for a year while I skied and biked. I turned her down thinking that a year gap in my resume would preclude me from ever getting the high paying corporate job I wanted. I now realize how wrong I was.

    You are making a good decision. Enjoy.

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    Thanks, KevinGT. I appreciate the advice.
    Who were you with? I was in 1st Cav for a bit.

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    awesome!

    two years ago i was driving from washington state to bakersfield for a project my company had going on around there. half way there i quit over the phone, took a left and drove to salt lake to be a ski bum again. it ended up being a big, big snow year. i stayed for about a year and now have a better job with a better company making better money.
    you gotta do what makes you happy (see my signature).

    go fast and take chances!
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    AWESOME....live it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by phirebug View Post
    Thanks, KevinGT. I appreciate the advice.
    Who were you with? I was in 1st Cav for a bit.
    2-7 Cav in the 4th ID. Stationed at Ft. Carson for 3 years before I got out.

    Garry Owen!

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    3-8 at Ft. Hood. If you ain't Cav...

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    Oh to be your age! The best of luck in your next chapter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phirebug View Post
    3-8 at Ft. Hood. If you ain't Cav...
    you ain't ****!

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    It seems like an amazing opportunity...
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    Ski bum for life!

    Well, I don't snowboard as much as I used to but I still get out ~30 days a year. We started ski bumming in 1994 and there's no end in sight, I work in cities from time to time, but I am always very glad to come home to the mountains.

    My outdoor gear actually gets worn out

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    Smile grow a pair

    Quote Originally Posted by alanamhb View Post
    i need to grow a pair and do this. Good for you and congrats
    I'm not leaving my work, but can't afford to live in sydney so next week am moving into the blue mountains. and the start to the famous oaks trail will be within 1km of my new place as well as other rides within short distance

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    Good luck with your next life in Utah! I lived there for 20 years (still not a Mormon) before I moved to CA. Had some of the best memories ever in SLC. Skied my ass off and even won the Division I NCAA National skiing title while coaching at the U of U in 1981. Felt good to blow the CU Buffs out of the water, finally!

    Ride the Wasatch Crest Trail this summer starting in Big Cottonwood canyon up near Guardsmens pass. The ride will end in Mill Creek Canyon. You'll need a pick up car, unless you want to be totally gonzo gnarly and ride the whole thing. Also, it has an Odd-Even day restriction too as I remember. It is one hell of a ride! Altitude can be a problem too. Just don't get trashed the night before and attempt to ride the first climb. You can also access this trail from PC. Plan a day of it.

    The desert will be too hot by the time you move, but hit Moab and Fruita in the later fall and spring. Fall time is the best. The San Rafael Swell is very remote too. Never did get to ride western Utah near St George. There wasn't any riding back then in the early
    90's.

    If you love beer beware everything purchased in grocery stores is 3.2%. You'll need to get a non-Mormon to show you the ropes how to get wine and regular brew. Word to the wise: If you go fishing with Mormons make sure you take two with you for if you go with one, he'll drink all your beer.

    Again congratulations on your decision. Life is too Fu*king short to hate what you do. I'm 66 and have done many things, but the greatest thing I have done for myself was to enjoy life. If one is not, then it's time to change it before you have regrets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mevadus View Post
    I left NYC 11 years ago next month. I have always had a love/hate relationship with the city, but I think I have finally come to realize that I don't ever want to move back there again.

    There are truly some awesome places in this country to live, and fortunate for me I have a job I love that allows me to move every 3 to 6 years. Currently I reside in Alaska, and in 2 to 3 years I will be moving to California or Hawaii.
    This is an interesting thread. We have lived in Westchester County, NY since 2004 and I cannot wait to move. Luckily, we can take our jobs with us. At the same time my wife wants to finish her school and get a degree in order to become a Physician Assistant but it means another 3 years in NY. We are 35 and 32. WE have no debts, no house, decent savings and invest 30 percent of our pays into savings.

    Our company has office in most states but we could work from home. These are our choices: Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Texas, Oregon, California, Colorado, Washington or Hawaii.

    We want warm weather, low taxes (California is out?), outdoors (cycling road and cross country) and we love water (swimming etc). We are really at loss for the time being.
    “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by RooHarris View Post
    You'll need to get a non-Mormon to show you the ropes how to get wine and regular brew.
    There is no trick to it, just get your beer from a state run liquor store, they sell full strength beer and their prices are about the same as anywhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phirebug View Post
    Life is short. Live it like you stole it.

    Next Friday is my last final, and after that, I hadn't planned on much this summer except for working at my crappy part time job and doing one or two of the local xc races.

    my little brother is a ski bum out in park city and came back for a visit at the end of the season at PCMR. He and his friends are getting a new place and have an open bedroom.

    Just turned in my 2 weeks notice and bought a train ticket to Salt Lake.
    Awesome, I wish I was that brave. I admire people like you..
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    I can fully commiserate with you.

    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickK View Post
    This is an interesting thread. We have lived in Westchester County, NY since 2004 and I cannot wait to move. Luckily, we can take our jobs with us. At the same time my wife wants to finish her school and get a degree in order to become a Physician Assistant but it means another 3 years in NY. We are 35 and 32. WE have no debts, no house, decent savings and invest 30 percent of our pays into savings.

    Our company has office in most states but we could work from home. These are our choices: Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Texas, Oregon, California, Colorado, Washington or Hawaii.

    We want warm weather, low taxes (California is out?), outdoors (cycling road and cross country) and we love water (swimming etc). We are really at loss for the time being.
    I can fully commiserate with you. I was born in the east (MA), lived in CT and went to school in Vermont. It's lovely country! But, I left it all after 29 years of living under a small sky. Moved to Wyoming where I got blown out of the Gem City (Laramie) of the plains for work in SLC at the Uni of Utah. While living in Utah (20 years) I went from a profession in professional skiing to the dreaded financial district (Merrill Lynchem) and eventually to a more satisfying profession in teaching.

    Since then, my wife and I moved to Sisters, Oregon for 3 years, but got blown out of there too. I don't do well with continuous prevailing winds. Central OR is beautiful in the summer especially for biking. Bend is one of the best areas for MTB riding. It's a young person's yuppie community of hard core outside fitness folk. Great brew pubs (10 Barrel). Alpine skiing is marginal at the resorts while back country 3 pin stuff is a hoot. If you want killer powder skiing, moved to Utah. 3% powder to ski not snort. 3.2% beer is not worth the price you pay for it.

    No matter how you look at taxes, the states will all be about the same. Please don't let that preclude your dreams what so ever. California really has it all except outside people's perception of us. I have lived in so many places from NH to FL to TX to et all. I have never been so happy living in one place like CA.

    Reconsider California... The nation's foods come from here. Brew pubs abound! Some of the best minds in the world have gone through our halls of learning. On top of that mountain biking is good.

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    Come to the Mendocino Coast for a visit. We are the quintessential Mediterranean environment according to Luther Burbank who once lived in Santa Rosa.

    Two hours north is the Mendocino coast and great year round riding. Great kayaking too.

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    One suggestion: pick a dozen places to visit. Go in their best and worst seasons. It's a lot cheaper in the long run.

    I wish I had done that in OR.

    I wish you the best in your search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    There is no trick to it, just get your beer from a state run liquor store, they sell full strength beer and their prices are about the same as anywhere else.
    Jack is absolutely right. Liquor stores are strategically placed throughout the state to confound any sensible adult. There was a Utah bumper sticker that said:

    "Legalize Adulthood!"

    The liquor laws did change in anticipation of the 2002 Olympic games. The Head Prophet (Profit?) must have had a revelation on that one. One thing we missed was brown bagging which was half the fun. State liquor stores are for full strength beers, wines and hard stuff. Just make sure you have one near where you're living. Can be some what hard to find. Oh, those tricky folks in Utah... I think there is only one in PC as I remember. Then, I escaped...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinGT View Post
    Regret 1: I did a horrible job of proposing to my wife. I didn't make a big deal of it and she deserved better. You only get one shot at that. Our 25th anniversary is approaching and I'm thinking of doing a proposal the right way. But it still won't change the original one.
    Move into the present and have a beautiful 25th. She is still with you so you did something right. Beautiful ring, renew your vows, express gratitude and propose to spend another 25 years together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RooHarris View Post
    One suggestion: pick a dozen places to visit. Go in their best and worst seasons. It's a lot cheaper in the long run.
    THIS!


    So many people are so convinced that they live in "the best place ever" even though they have never lived "anywhere else" so their opinion essentially means nothing.

    The united states are so geographically diverse that its a shame to not move around and travel within our borders.

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    i need to grow a pair and do this.

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    This is the BEST thread yet i have encountered here on the forums . haha man this is sooo awesome and wish you the best of luck . Wish more people were this open minded and straight up .

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    I find myself in the same spot. Graduated College 2 years ago...Have had some decent success in my burgeoning career- have a girlfriend that takes our relationship alot more seriously than I do- Obviously that includes the inevitable expectation of marriage.

    I am conflicted because I yearn to move back out west (lived in Steamboat for a year during a gap year from school) to pursue my love of skiing, and now MTB- However I am afraid of not being able to secure a job that justifies the nearly half a million investment my parents put into my education, and not being able to find a woman that embodies more superficial aspects I am attracted to (SEC Sorority girl).

    Life is all about trade-offs and I need to figure out if I want to live a bad ass , yet uncertain lifestyle fulfilling my primal urge to barrell down mountains on bikes and skis in God's Country..Or end up as some professional/weekend warrior type dude content on riding singletrack outside of Atlanta and 20 days a year on the snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirheady View Post
    20 days a year on the snow.
    That's not bad for living in Atlanta.
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    Roo is right that where him and I live is an absolutely beautiful place. The picking a dozen spots to visit and then choosing is a good idea as well. Now with that being said..... Salt Lake City has become one of my favorite places to visit. I keep debating on hooking up a small uhaul trailer to the back of my car and heading out there. I have great friend that lives out there, has offered me a place to stay for good and has a job lined up for me if I want as well. It is tempting for me to just pack up and leave but then I go out for a ride here in my area and think how lucky I am.

    Good luck out there, have a blast on those trails out there.

    btw, go try the alpine coaster at Park City. It is fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirheady View Post
    I find myself in the same spot. Graduated College 2 years ago...Have had some decent success in my burgeoning career- have a girlfriend that takes our relationship alot more seriously than I do- Obviously that includes the inevitable expectation of marriage.

    I am conflicted because I yearn to move back out west (lived in Steamboat for a year during a gap year from school) to pursue my love of skiing, and now MTB- However I am afraid of not being able to secure a job that justifies the nearly half a million investment my parents put into my education, and not being able to find a woman that embodies more superficial aspects I am attracted to (SEC Sorority girl).

    Life is all about trade-offs and I need to figure out if I want to live a bad ass , yet uncertain lifestyle fulfilling my primal urge to barrell down mountains on bikes and skis in God's Country..Or end up as some professional/weekend warrior type dude content on riding singletrack outside of Atlanta and 20 days a year on the snow.


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    Bravo, phirebug. Way to lead by example. Rip it up and try to keep injury-free.

    nyyankeerider in the "My Boss Sucks" thread should take note here. Plan-and-execute, not ride-the-ship-down-to-wherever.

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    I ended up living in Utah for a few years on a bit of a whim. To be honest, as much as I wanted to ski, I was really chasing a girl. Eventually, I married that girl, but then I got laid off. We were both from the midwest, so when it came time to decide what to do with our lives, we took the "sensible route," I applied to law school, and we decided to move back "home" where we're from.

    Easily the stupidest thing we've ever done.

    Within about 3 weeks of getting back to the midwest, we knew we needed to get back to Utah. We will have been away anywhere from 7 to 9 years by the time we make it back, but we're coming back.

    It is the best skiing you'll find near a major airport (which is something I need for work), it is some of the best mountain biking in the world, and it's also some of the best rock climbing in the world. My wife went to Utah for the skiing (she was an instructor), but we stayed for the summers, the mountain biking, the rock climbing, the camping, everything else that comes with life out there.

    Enjoy it, these are going to be the best days of your life. If you're lucky and do things right, you'll never make the same mistake we made and leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrain View Post
    Within about 3 weeks of getting back to the midwest, we knew we needed to get back to Utah. We will have been away anywhere from 7 to 9 years by the time we make it back, but we're coming back....Enjoy it, these are going to be the best days of your life. If you're lucky and do things right, you'll never make the same mistake we made and leave.
    So, at some point in the future, you will move back to Utah on YOUR terms with an excellent way to support yourselves, buy toys, be able to afford a house and not live paycheck to paycheck. That isn't, technically speaking, a mistake, although I'm sure you are desperate to be back there right now! The problem is being in an area with no real way to support yourselves, other than working in the service economy, and always just financially hanging on. In the larger context of this thread, the issue may be lack of professional skills, or being in an area with a lack of need for your professional skills, but over the long term, surviving in the service economy, especially in an area with seasonal fluctuations and very high housing prices (a typical combination), is draining. That said, the stimulation of being in a fabulous place with relentless opportunity for outdoor recreation certainly makes up for that in the short term!

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    I like the commitment, you're in for some awesome riding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by June Bug View Post
    So, at some point in the future, you will move back to Utah on YOUR terms with an excellent way to support yourselves, buy toys, be able to afford a house and not live paycheck to paycheck. That isn't, technically speaking, a mistake, although I'm sure you are desperate to be back there right now! The problem is being in an area with no real way to support yourselves, other than working in the service economy, and always just financially hanging on. In the larger context of this thread, the issue may be lack of professional skills, or being in an area with a lack of need for your professional skills, but over the long term, surviving in the service economy, especially in an area with seasonal fluctuations and very high housing prices (a typical combination), is draining. That said, the stimulation of being in a fabulous place with relentless opportunity for outdoor recreation certainly makes up for that in the short term!
    You know, my wife and I go back and forth about this. Not as in we argue with each other on this issue, but instead we wonder which would have been better; to have stayed in Utah for good, or whether coming back a few years later and not having to bum it would be better.

    Truth be told, we both have professional careers even though we both spent time hustling to pay the bills while working seasonal jobs. She works in health care, and I'm an airline pilot (in addition to now having a legal education). Would we have pursued these professional tracks with the same kind of vigor if we stayed in Utah while I was laid off from the airline? Honestly, I can't tell you. I CAN tell you that leaving FORCED us to do so. Is that a good or a bad thing? I don't know to tell you the truth, and I likely won't be able to tell you for another 20-30 years.

    But I will tell you that living in Park City when I was 26 and newly married to my wife was best time of our lives so far. My hope is that raising our daughter in the mountains tops it.

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    My wife and I get all philosophical about this subject. Together we have retirement accounts, public employment retirement benefits, and an almost paid off house. However, that said, I hate the Portland/Vancouver area. It is a moist, mossy area with good riding but you have to drive for an hour to get there If you are young and want some time off go for it but be careful or you wake up 40, broke, and uneducated. The recreational lifestyle might not shine so bright at that point. Maybe it will for some

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    Quit my job sold my house and moved out to the foothills of Colorado 2 years ago from Indiana. Best decision of my life.

    Good luck, your not going to regret it!
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    I'm in a similar situation. I gave my employer 2 months notice to leave at the beginning of July. Planning to take a mountain biking vacation in Oregon and then relocate to Boise Idaho or maybe Colorado (currently living in Omaha). I'm a little nerve wracked about getting another job (I work in the customer service field) but I think I can find something. At the very least, looking forward to a few weeks off work before getting a new job and mountain biking in new scenery. I'm a little older than the OP (41 going on 25), but do not have a girlfriend or kids, so I figured might as well take that leap while I'm still "young" and unattached.

    Anyway, thanks for creating this thread - its cool to see some who has the same vision, so to speak, and is willing to just go for it!

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    Something about the western/southwestern states that just draws you in like a mosquito to a bug zapper. In 2010, made my first mtb trip out to Fruita and got sucked in bigtime. Love western Colorado and Utah and would sell my left neticle to be able to live out there. Way too entrenched in Missouri right now to go but am having to settle for a once a year trip.
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    i got hooked last winter on a family vacation in colorado. i don't even ski but as soon as i saw the rockies with my own eyes i knew my days as a flatlander were numbered. (Right now) I'm not planning on this as a permanent thing. I just don't have much going on for the summer, and i figure why not hang out with my brother and ride some epic trails? I'll be back here in the fall for school (or maybe I'll become a Ute). The idea is to graduate with a degree in forestry and move on to a career with the USFS. Even at a leisurely pace, with my time in the Army, I'll still be able to graduate, do 20 years in the forest service, and retire with a 27 year federal pension - before I'm 60. And where do you think I'll be gunning for jobs at as soon as I get hired on?
    Natehawk, don't think I'm not gonna track you down and pick your brain about this someday.
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    Take some time while your young and enjoy traveling the states. Once your married with kids and a mortgage its not gonna happen again. I traveled around a bit until I was about 32 before settling in the SW. I dont think waiting until I was 32 to settle down was the best decision I ever made but I try to live life without regrets. DO IT WHILE YOUR YOUNG!
    "Im just going to explore a little bit..."

    Dont make me be the bad guy...

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    lol redmon...i AM 32...
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    i miss Deer Vally and Wolf Mt.... and that's all.. have fun and bike hard! .. and if you like beer, drink Sam Adams, they don't water it down 1%
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    Quote Originally Posted by phirebug View Post
    lol redmon...i AM 32...
    Well, You are as old as you feel)) or something like that
    "Im just going to explore a little bit..."

    Dont make me be the bad guy...

    Do I need a pass to ride this trail?

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    I'm getting out of Southern California and not looking back. I own my own business here and will have things wrapped up in two years, maybe less. I can't stand this place and I'm looking at the Sedona/Flag area. I visit once or twice a year and find it really hard to leave. That's the plan anyway as I have a slight wrench in my program. I met "her" and I'm chasing her. We have everything in common, including a love for Northern AZ so we'll see.
    Ripping trails and tipping ales

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    Careful ... during my second year in college, a few of us decided to drop out and head to Utah to ski bum for a winter. Been hard to find anywhere else comparable to live since!

    Seriously, it is always great to pick up and go do something different while life allows (ie, when you're young or old!). And for what it is worth, when I was interviewing for grad schools, jobs, etc., I was asked as many questions about the Deer Valley employment on my resume as anything else.
    '11 Specialized Enduro Expert for the trails
    '13 Felt Z4 for the road

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tystevens View Post
    Careful ... during my second year in college, a few of us decided to drop out and head to Utah to ski bum for a winter. Been hard to find anywhere else comparable to live since!

    Seriously, it is always great to pick up and go do something different while life allows (ie, when you're young or old!). And for what it is worth, when I was interviewing for grad schools, jobs, etc., I was asked as many questions about the Deer Valley employment on my resume as anything else.
    Hands down the best job in the ski industry. They paid me to play with 4 and 5 year olds for the winter, how do you beat that?

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