10 Big Ski Cities

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Five cities with great skiing

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

-Population: 181,743

-30—45 minutes from 7 resorts that get up to 500 inches of flake

-Median home value: $189,329

-Per capita income: $28,188


RENO, NEVADA

-Population: 180,480

-One hour from 18 alpine resorts

-Median home value: $175,200

-Per capita income: $22,520


BOISE, IDAHO

-Population: 185,787

-16 miles from Bogus Basin; two hours from Sun Valley

-Median home value: $120,700

-Per capita income: $22,696
BOULDER, COLORADO

-Population: 103,216

-21 miles to Eldora Mountain Resort; within 3.5 hours of 24 Front Range resorts

-Median home value: $304,700

-Per capita income: $27,262
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

-Population: 260,283

-40 miles from 3 resorts, including Alpenglow and Alyeska

-Median home value: $160,700

-Per capita income: $25,287

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BEND, OREGON

-Population: 57,750

-22 miles from Mt. Bachelor (500-plus inches per year)

-Median home value: $163,000

-Per capita income: $21,624
BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

-Population: 67,171

-56 miles from Mt. Baker (645 inches per year)

-Median home value: $157,200

-Per capita income: $22,070
BURLINGTON, VERMONT

-Population: 38,889 (but 150,000 in the county)

-45 minutes from Mad River Glen, Stowe, and Jay Peak.

-Median home value: $131,200

-Per capita income: $23,727
MISSOULA, MONTANA

-Population: 57,053

-10 miles from Snowbowl (300 inches per year); 95 miles from Lost Trail

-Median home value: $132,500

-Per capita income: $21,304
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

-Population: 63,500

-16 miles from Ski Santa Fe (225 inches per year)

-Median home value: $280,000

-Per capita Income: $30,634