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Aug 5, 2014
I've got some great friends who currently live and work at Rocky Mtn who are trying very hard to get me to move to Boulder/Nederland this winter. Best of friends, but my problem is I don't know how to ski and have reservations about investing the $ (I could just get a trad rack!)

Is there nearby year round climbing? How insane will it be to find work there? Outside of climbing, how much is there to explore in that area? I'm pretty clueless about CO and what it has to offfer in winter. Any advice would be great, thanks!
Adam Tait
Joined Sep 28, 2013
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Aug 5, 2014
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the front range is a terrible place to live if you want to ski, so you'll be fine. ZachS00
From Denver, CO
Joined Apr 15, 2008
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Aug 6, 2014
Where do you live now? JJNS
Joined Sep 30, 2008
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Aug 6, 2014
ZachS00 wrote:
the front range is a terrible place to live if you want to ski, so you'll be fine.


this.
S Denny
From Aspen, CO
Joined Sep 25, 2008
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Aug 6, 2014
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I wouldn't move here. It sucks. Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
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Aug 6, 2014
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Colorado is all choss, and the average daily winter temperature in the front range is like -30 degrees. Mid winter. We have an entire month where the state is plunged into darkness.

Disregard that beautiful, sunny, 60 degree day you saw on national tv in February during the AFC Championship Game, for it was an illusion created by Hollywood special effects.


You're better off moving to California.
The Blueprint Part Dank
From FEMA Region VIII
Joined Jun 21, 2013
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Aug 6, 2014
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You should probably move to WY or UT. That way you can look down on "radans" with vitriolic yet ironically misplaced disdain. Dave Bn
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Jul 13, 2011
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Aug 6, 2014
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There is no place to ski in the Front Range. Patrick Mulligan
Joined Oct 12, 2011
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Aug 6, 2014
You'll fit right in. Plenty of climbing options, and Indian Creek is only a short drive away. Andrew M Whitmore
Joined Jun 22, 2010
426 points
Aug 6, 2014
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Rock Climbing Photo: Skiing the 3rd.
Skiing the 3rd.


It's a good rip if you got the stones for it.
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
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