I'm 23, currently living in the Boston area. I'll be graduating college in August with a Bachelors in Computer Networking and Information Science, have loads of experience in the field (currently a Senior Network Engineer for an IT consulting firm) so my resume is solid. Recently broke up with my GF of 4 years, so I have nothing holding me down, looking for a change of pace. I'm looking to move out of Massachusetts, someplace closer to the mountains. If I was to stay in New England I was thinking Portland, ME, southern NH, etc. I was also considering moving out West; that's where i'm mainly looking for suggestions (Colorado, Utah, etc). Never been out that way so i'm not sure what to look for or what to expect. I just keep seeing these places on TV, reading about them in magazines, online, etc. It seems exactly like what i'm looking for. My priorities are biking and skiing, lift assisted biking would be great, along with a good trail network. Deep powder in the winter is a huge plus as well. I'd have to be somewhat close to a larger city due to my job, but other than that i'm open to suggestions. I'd like to keep it in the US as well. This will realistically be happening in a year (August 2009), that will allow me to pay off all my debts from school, car, etc and save up a good chunk of change for the move. I just want to start the planning process now and try to get everything squared away in terms of what I want to do and where i'd like to go. Might as well do it now while i'm young, making good money and have no commitments at the moment. Thoughts/Opinions/Suggestions? I appreciate the help, it's good to have a widespread community like this one.