We searched high and low for towns with just the right combination of skiing and quality of life. The requirements? The ideal town had to be between 5,000 and 50,000 in size and within 35 minutes of 1,800 feet of lift-served vertical. Then we weighed economics (median home price, income, and rental price) and snow stats (acres, inches, and vert). What did we find? Ten very good reasons for you to get packin'.