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Ski Resort Life

El Otro Lado (slideshow)

In just about every ski town in the United States, Mexican immigrants cook your food, build your vacation house, and clean your hotel. But what you know about them usually ends there. <br><i>Photos by Joshua Paul</i> <br><strong><a href="http://www.skinet.com/ski/resorts/2009/08/el-otro-lado-the-other-side"><span style="color: blue;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> Read the full story.</span></span></a></strong>


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Left: San Simeon, Tlaxcala, Mexico
Right: Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States

Mountains are the common denominator between the otherwise disparate lands of dusty central Mexico and wintry Wyoming.

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Pedro Pérez Diaz with his family in their Jackson Hole mobile home.

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Pedro’s house in Mexico, modeled on a home he admires near Jackson’s Elk Refuge.

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Pedro’s father, Delfino Pérez Carrillo, with his newest granddaughter at home near San Simeon. Delfino was perhaps the first San Simeon local to leave family behind for work in Wyoming.

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Pedro stands in front of his worksite – a $6 million second home – in Jackson.

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Jackson’s tourist strip at night.

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A truck in San Simeon with Teton County plates – not an uncommon sight.

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The Catholic church of San Simeon.

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Pedro and his wife sitting out a song at a Latino dance night at Cutty’s Bar in Jackson.

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Triny Lopez’s family outside their home near Hoback Junction in Jackson.

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Jennifer, Triny’s niece, giving a tour of the concrete house Triny built for her mother in Mexico.

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Sheep in the streets of San Simeon.

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Triny’s niece and parents opening the duffel bag of gifts Triny sent them from America.

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Triny making a bed at one of the mansions she cleans for a living in Jackson.