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    Posted: Nov/08/2010 at 8:25am
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Originally posted by Rexyb1213

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Man, there are some nasty ass chicks in that picture.
 
HEY! I'm sure they are all REALLY nice ladies!
 
 


Ok... There are some nasty-looking chicks in that picture Wink Not all of them look nasty, just some.
 
0.5 out of every 10 isn't too bad i suppose...
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/08/2010 at 7:18am
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Originally posted by Superorb

Man, there are some nasty ass chicks in that picture.
 
HEY! I'm sure they are all REALLY nice ladies!
 
 


Ok... There are some nasty-looking chicks in that picture Wink Not all of them look nasty, just some.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/08/2010 at 7:05am
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Man, there are some nasty ass chicks in that picture.
 
HEY! I'm sure they are all REALLY nice ladies!
 
 
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Man, there are some nasty ass chicks in that picture.
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How in the world has this thread made it this far without a huge picture of Flava Flave?


this seems about right...


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How in the world has this thread made it this far without a huge picture of Flava Flave?
Bring it hard or don't bring it at all.
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So can you guys still do this with only two of you?
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Down to 2! Ouch Just get a smaller place (studio) and you'll be just fine the 2 of you... Cheers and GL.
 
Found 2 people working at Squaw looking for a place in Truckee. So we are trying to coordinate with them. Our main problem is that we have a dog and a lot of the pet friendly places are all taken for the season Ouch
 

I thought all places were pet friendly now.  unless you got one of those agressive dogs like pitbulls.  
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Down to 2! Ouch Just get a smaller place (studio) and you'll be just fine the 2 of you... Cheers and GL.
 
Found 2 people working at Squaw looking for a place in Truckee. So we are trying to coordinate with them. Our main problem is that we have a dog and a lot of the pet friendly places are all taken for the season Ouch
 
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Down to 2! Ouch Just get a smaller place (studio) and you'll be just fine the 2 of you... Cheers and GL.
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So how is this going?
 
Someone backed out. I'll give you one hint and you get one guess...
 
 
Anyways, Kyla flies in today and is going to some job fairs and checking out some of the places we liked.
 
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i'm not interested but def got a laugh out of the roofies comment haha
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6 months in tahoe is worth it, so long as you don't have other responsibilities.  when you have snowboarding, you don't need amenities.  just necessities.
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I am definitely crashing here if this happens.  Rexy if you hump my leg i will get you spayed.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/25/2010 at 11:07am
Originally posted by MTpow

Originally posted by mech9t5

i've looked into this... you really need about $8100 to do this.  

$500 a month rent = $3000
$1000 for a season pass
$200 a month food = $1200
$200 a month BOOZE = $1200
$100 a month MJ = $600
$200 a month utilities/phone/internet/etc. = $1200

however, it really is for people who are younger with no obligations... if I left for 6 months, I'd still have mortgage payments, property taxes, etc.  


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Here's my estimate for this winter for Tahoe and SF

Tahoe
$750 for 5 months including all utilities (ski lease)
$399 for my Sierra / N* double whammy
$250/mo gas driving to resorts and back to SF once-twice a month
$300/mo food
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$3899 total

SF
$1220/mo rent including utilities
$380/mo car
$120/mo auto insurance
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$8600 total

I'll get to surf and snowboard all winter....... best of both worlds. I got laid off recently and I don't want to give up my place in SF.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/22/2010 at 10:41am
Originally posted by mech9t5


go back to my original post.  I estimated $200 for food.  




You are right, i stand corrected. Too much talk about other things it got confusing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/22/2010 at 10:32am
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Originally posted by mech9t5

But I was just putting up a number that I thought was reasonable.  That's where I got challenged and I was simply responding to the numbers I threw up.


Yeah, but you were putting up a "reasonable" number based on your current lifestyle in mind. I'm sorry, but $500-600 a month on food for a single person is not very "reasonable" regardless of your circumstances.

go back to my original post.  I estimated $200 for food.  

I never said $5-600 was cheap or average or reasonable.  I have already said this like 1000 times (obviously not literally but a few times already)...
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600 a month on food is $6 a meal.


It's actually a little more...Wink
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600 a month on food is $6 a meal.
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Originally posted by mech9t5

But I was just putting up a number that I thought was reasonable.  That's where I got challenged and I was simply responding to the numbers I threw up.


Yeah, but you were putting up a "reasonable" number based on your current lifestyle in mind. I'm sorry, but $500-600 a month on food for a single person is not very "reasonable" regardless of your circumstances.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/22/2010 at 10:01am
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$500-600 a month for one person is absolutely ridiculous.  My wife and I eat well and only spend about $100 a week for both of us.  Home cooked meals every night with meat almost every night (pork, beef, fish, chicken, turkey).
 
Even so, it's weird how people are trying to bring you guys down.  The plan sounds amazing and if it was 10 years ago I might have taken you up on it!
 
$7500 for 6 months of living it up is not a lot of money.

My $500-600 a month for food includes eating out.  I don't make lunch so I buy lunch at work everyday.  I work in a downtown area in my city and lunch isn't cheap there... sometimes a lunch is over $10 a meal.  It isn't extravagant and it I'm not getting 2 lunches either.  A shawarma plate plus a drink is $11.XX at the food court.  So, $10 a day for lunch 5 days a week adds up to $200 a month alone.  And I haven't factored in dinner or weekends.  

So $500 to $600 isn't that ridiculous.

Edit:  i'm assuming that comment about "bringing you guys down" is directed at me.  If that's how it comes across, sorry.  But I was just putting up a number that I thought was reasonable.  That's where I got challenged and I was simply responding to the numbers I threw up.
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@ mech - i guess here's my confusion.. is $7500 for living expenses over 6 months and a seasons worth of snowboarding really considered a lot of money? It seems well worth it to me, and the people i plan on sharing a cabin with. And apologies if anything i wrote came off snarky to you man, i really wasnt goin for that at all.  

@ matt - if you don't have anything to contribute to this thread, gtfo.

i didn't say it wasn't worth it.  I was just putting a number out there especially if others were considering doing this.   

I am fully prepared to spend money to go shredding.  However, if I quit my job for 6 months, my concern is the uncertainty and time required to find another job that is equivalent to the one I left.  Also, I have financial obligations to my family which I feel I need to continue to provide.

Since March 2010 to July 2011, I have done, and will do, a total of 5 trips (Whistler Mar 2010, Mammoth Dec 2010, Chile Sept 2010, Japan Feb 2011, Argentina Jul 2011) and it will cost me more than $10,000 total.  This does not include what I will be paying to go up to the local hill this season...  Add to that the $1300 or so I already spent since Mar on gear... I definitely don't have a problem spending money to go shredding.  

If I knew 100% that I could take leave for 6 months and a job would be waiting for me when I got back, I would do it for sure.  Realistically, and I'm not trying to be snarky either, I make much more than $7500 in 1 month so the cost is not the reason why I can't do it.
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Do you know how much Tahoe Ramen you can get for 100 bucks?
 
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$500-600 a month for one person is absolutely ridiculous.  My wife and I eat well and only spend about $100 a week for both of us.  Home cooked meals every night with meat almost every night (pork, beef, fish, chicken, turkey).
 
Even so, it's weird how people are trying to bring you guys down.  The plan sounds amazing and if it was 10 years ago I might have taken you up on it!
 
$7500 for 6 months of living it up is not a lot of money.
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200 bucks a month for groceries is a lot for on person... i usually do about 120 a month and eat really well
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/22/2010 at 9:25am
Is that yellow jello with radish's cut up into flowers?

From a contribution perspective, eating spam is a good way to save money.  Corned beef and  potatos...top ramen.  Yummm...spamusbi...

Also, if somehow you can figure it out...if somebody has a Verizon phone with data, they can use that as a wireless hub as a 3G hotspot....oh hell...I just effed up my idea.  Because that means that person who owns the phone would have to leave their phone at home.

Sorry, just throwing out money saving ideas.

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^ JR, can you please refrain from straying from the topic at hand? If you don't have anything relevant to say, please GTFO of this thread.

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Hey my poast about scorer was one of utter and complete astonishment.
I am so proud of him. You cant just SPAM that!
 
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omgz spamd!

Can we spam miguel's post about scorer? Because I don't believe that contributed anything, per your "strict participation rules for my public post on the internet"




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omgz spamd!

Can we spam miguel's post about scorer? Because I don't believe that contributed anything, per your "strict participation rules for my public post on the internet"

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@ matt - if you don't have anything to contribute to this thread, gtfo.

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@ mech - i guess here's my confusion.. is $7500 for living expenses over 6 months and a seasons worth of snowboarding really considered a lot of money? It seems well worth it to me, and the people i plan on sharing a cabin with. And apologies if anything i wrote came off snarky to you man, i really wasnt goin for that at all.  

@ matt - if you don't have anything to contribute to this thread, gtfo.
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Originally posted by Scorer099

 Here's my breakdown:
Rent: $670 (util. included)
Food: $250/month during summer, less during winter due to being able to eat at work
"Entertainment": 200/month (includes dinners/lunches out, party life, etc...)
Pass: Free
Gas: 30-50/month
TOTAL: About 1,170/month
And that's not even living at the least means possible either. I could easily cut from my entertainment budget and possibly even food.

Re: my $500-600 a month on food.  Yes, I put that as an example of my CURRENT spend but in my budget if I were to quit my job is $200 a month.  So I agree that $500-600 is a lot on food by myself.  I make decent coin so I don't shop frugally.

Bottom line - $1170 a month = $7020 over 6 months and you haven't included your season pass cost.  Assuming you had to pay for a season pass (even at $400), that is $7420.

Thanks for confirming my quick --- rough estimate --- is actually pretty good.
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TOTAL: About 1,170/month


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HOLY BALLS. Scorer poasted and wasnt a complete dick for once!

 
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Allow me to chime in here....



I have lived and worked in a resort town for almost two years now. This is essentially how it works (unless you are fortunate enough to have a full-time, year-round job)... You work November-April, have a month or two off for mud season, work May-August, have another month or two off for shoulder season, and then do it all again. You don't make a ton of money, enough to pay rent, eat food, and party a little.

To make this all happen you sacrifice many things. I haven't had TV almost the entire time i've been here. $19/ month gets you internet and there isn't anything on TV i can't see on the net.
I also go through periods of eating bare minimum foods. Lots of pasta, rice, pork (it's cheap), hamburger, hot dogs/brats, etc. If you are spending $500-600 a month on food for yourself your either going out to eat a ton, or you don't shop frugal. It's amazing how much food you can get for $50 a week if you shop smart. Cell phone is a must.

Resort towns don't generally have a malls or stuff like that, so being tempted by the convenience of shopping isn't really an issue. The only real "entertainment" money is going to the bars. Again, if you know where to go on certain nights that doesn't have to be a very expensive activity. A big key to saving money there is to drink before going out. Splitting a 30 rack of PBR with your buddies is a huge money saver when wanting to get your drink on. Or a handle of Svdeka is $20, and that will last for a weekend at least by yourself. Buying one handle of Svedka each weekend only comes out to be about $80/month. Oh, another good tip is to take the bottle in the car and just go out to the car when you need a drink.

A season pass, even at a $1000, is pretty cheap when you break it down to days ridden. If i had paid a grand for my pass last year it would have cam out to less than $6/day (167 days), in the end i'm not complaining about $6/day, but i will complain about $1000 up front. For reference, the Epic Pass is around $600 depending when you buy it, at that price my cost per day was about $3.50/day.  Now the best way to get a pass is to work for the resort in some capacty, but even some jobs in towns will offer some sort of pass incetive for working.

Here's my breakdown:
Rent: $670 (util. included)
Food: $250/month during summer, less during winter due to being able to eat at work
"Entertainment": 200/month (includes dinners/lunches out, party life, etc...)
Pass: Free
Gas: 30-50/month
TOTAL: About 1,170/month
And that's not even living at the least means possible either. I could easily cut from my entertainment budget and possibly even food.

In the end, it really isn't that expensive to live the resort town life, you just have to sacrifice some of the luxuries you may be accustomed too, which is hard at first but you quickly understand and adapt. After awhile you don't miss those extra luxuries and realize you were wasting money before just because you could afford to.
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mech9t5 you didn't know the internet is serious bidness?

no.... i thought the internets were full of nice people who aren't overly sensitive or take things the wrong way and above all everyone on the internets is who they say they are...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/22/2010 at 8:27am
Originally posted by unyinknight

living in tahoe is cheap. i get 300 everyweek and have my own apartment at 600 a month.
plus my sierra pass is only 230...last year it came out to under 5 dollars everyday i spent on the mountain. (i eat out for lunch almost everyday and drink out every so often). more power to you if you live up here!!

$300 a week = $7200 over 6 months.  So am I really that far off?  

Maybe I should say explicitly that I made a ROUGH ESTIMATE.  But I guess when I said ABOUT $7500, I didn't realize, the internets applied a very tight margin for error.

And, @gifted, I get that you don't need to budget... ok.  My original post was quoting someone who said they would NOT WORK for 6 months.  In that case, it would be important to know how much the total costs are.  Further, under this scenario, I would need to worry about a mortgage and other expenses before I could quit my job.  I could easily double $7500 to $15000.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/22/2010 at 8:22am
Originally posted by giftedhands

Thats actually awesome, because i was JUST wondering what mattaleo thought of my plans for winter. 

Thank you, now i can sleep at night.

You know you'll actually have to pay the rent, right? Not just crash in peoples bedrooms..

I'm just here for the titties
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/22/2010 at 8:20am
Thats actually awesome, because i was JUST wondering what mattaleo thought of my plans for winter. 

Thank you, now i can sleep at night.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/22/2010 at 8:18am
Originally posted by BRUIZZA

I give this a less than 10% chance of actually happening.  Just sayin....
I'm just here for the titties
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/22/2010 at 8:17am
I give this a less than 10% chance of actually happening.  Just sayin....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/22/2010 at 8:06am
Originally posted by elmers_cow

reading this makes me want to quit my life during the snow season and live at a park =)

There are these guys in japan that quits there work as soon as snow season comes around. They work enough during the off season to pay for a season pass and enough for gas and food to last them through the season. They live in there vans that have a mattress and mini sink in them. All they do is eat sleep and snowboard!

I remember watching this one vid on youtube interviewing a couple of them, can't find it though.
ha quit your life
i want to do this so bad, but i have schoolConfused it will definatly happen after i graduate
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/22/2010 at 7:48am
You are my hero (all of you)
 
If you do end up doing a pseudo hostel, i would totally rent (in the form of alcohol and food if need be) for a few days from ya guys! Plan on going Feb-March-ish.   I unfortunatly have to deal with the Chicago winter this year. 
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