Thinking of moving out to Vail
Posted in the Vail Forum
#1 Aug 5, 2009
I live in Ny now and I am plainning to move out to Vail after i graduate College next year. I am not worried about a job because my uncle lived out there for 26 years and can get me in. I am just wondering what you all think of Vail or if there is any better place for a 22 year old who wants to live a snowboarding/biking/hiking, lifestyle??
#2 Sep 2, 2009
Hmm. I am afraid you do not understand Vail people. They would never respond to an up-front/honest question such as you asked. What you would need to do would be to just make the move, try to get a job via your uncle, and settle in. You simply cannot come on like gangbusters; they do not trust outsiders. If you really want to do it, just go and try to make a place for yourself. It is a beautiful, beautiful place, but you must remember to contribute to the community as much as you take from it. That is the way it is done. And be prepared for a hefty apt. fee/parking fee/skiing tag. It is an extremely costly place to live. Now, all that said, I say, "You go for it." Oh, and by the way, I have no idea what your major is, but just be prepared to be a clerk in a store at the very best. It is the cost you pay for living in Paradise.
#3 Nov 3, 2009
Dear God: Vail is such an easy place to find a job, and a place to live. Try Vail Resorts for employment, and they will have employment housing. Or, just check the local paper, online ( vaildaily.com ) and you will have zero problems finiding a great place in which to live. The previous post must have been from someone who tried to move in the late 1980s or early 1990s, when housing was scarce. Times have changed, and thus, you will love it in Vail!!
#4 Jan 25, 2010
well, there are two kinds of people in vail. uppity a-holes like this, and laid back snowboarders. you'll find a place to fit in. unless you are an accountant, this person is right about the employment situation. you'll be paid much more doing menial jobs than other places in the USA though. i lived in an apartment/shopping complex called chapel square and my rent was $1,250 a month! unless you find a job that with great pay, you will need 2 jobs or roommates... the place really is a paradise. it is like living in a disney movie. its always fun, its clean, and there is no crime. i wish i had never left. go for it, living there is an experience like no other. i rank it just above hawaii on a long list of places ive lived
#5 Apr 14, 2010
Would you be able to post a link or have a name to contact with Vail Resorts?
I went out to Vail last spring. The people were amazing. As long as you're not an a-hole just out there to crowd up their bars. Even though they say they are a drinking town with a ski problem, it seemed that if you were a nice person and were there to ride or ski as priority #1 you would be taken care of.
I was talking to a guy in a bus stop and he offered to meet up and show me around the mountain.
Plan on movin out there at the end of summer and any help I can get would be great
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