Sore saddle cyclist
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Eugene, OR
Bikes: Road, touring and mountain
Salida is a good pick, easy drive to and from Colorado Springs for city needs. Skiing at Crested Butte is about an hours drive.
You might also look into Leadville. Real estate prices have been really good, it's a bit funky because of the mining history, but the setting is beautiful. They have a small ski area 15 minutes from town on Tennessee Pass, and it's less than an hours drive to Vail, Beaver Creek and Copper Mountain. Mountain biking....check, it's home of the Leadville 100. Road biking....check, right on the Copper Triangle route, also ride from home to Independence Pass.