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    Living/biking/skiing in SLC: pros and cons

    I'm starting to think of escaping SoCal and relocating to the mountains where i also have a chance of a real job.
    1) What does everyone think of biking/skiing around SLC compared to Denver or Seattle.
    2) what is daily life like in SLC. I'm a little worried about 'culture' shock! Is there a good community of 'normal' outdoor people in their 20s and 30s? I'm especially interested to hear opinions from those who relocated from out of state.
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    pm sent, hope it helps..
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    This has been covered extensively on this forum. If you are concerned about the LDS culture, just do a search for Mormon or LDS in this forum to get a huge raft of opinions. We moved here 2 years ago from LA and are quite happy. The people who bought the house across the street from us are also from SoCal. This seems to be the unofficial California economic refugee homeland.

    A few opinions are located here:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=367960

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    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=316997

    here:
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    Pros Vs Cons

    Pros,
    May, June, July, August, Sep, Oct

    Cons,
    Nov Dec, Jan, Feb, March and most of april.
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    We have been able to find some pretty consistent "pros" in February:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9169486...7594521208389/

    March:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9169486...7600049411259/

    and April:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9169486...7600158357342/

    Though, you do have to drive a few hours. I will give you Nov and Dec, though. Until there is enough snow to ski, it can be a bit tough.

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    thanks everyone, especially for the earlier threads.

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    Don't listen to these people, utah is totally lame. It never snows here, and the biking is terrible. Oh yeah, you can't buy liquor either. Denver and Seattle are so much better. I'm serious.

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    I lived in both SLC and area, and now in Golden, CO just outside of Denver. I lived in Utah for 10 years and had a great time; however the bulk of that time was spent working in restuarants, ski areas, and skiing 150+ days a year. Once I decided to go back to school and enter the "real" world.....we decided to move and I am glad I did.

    Utah is an amazing place, but the SLC valley is weird, especially for non-LDS. It really depends on what you are looking for. If you are not as concerned about more social aspects of life....going out, partying, culture, then you will be fine. If those are factors that play into your life, Denver may be a better option for you. Denver is a much better city for "city" things.

    Also, IMO the biking in Colorado is better.....many more options; however, the skiing in Utah....well it is the best and I do really miss it. I hope this helps. Good luck; I just couldn't get used to it even after 10 years....been in Colorado almost three years now. There are trade offs with either place.

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