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20 August 2005 @ 12:46 am
Moving to Montana  
I’m moving to Montana - I got a 14 months contract in Kalispell, MT.

It is 30 minutes from National Glacier Park.

Kalispell is a small city: ~20 thousand people.

Kalispell’s weather could be pretty cold, but still not as cold as in Moscow.
Moreover: because Kalispell has low humidity – cold temperature is not felt as cold as in the New England.

Kalispell is considered as a winter resort.

From my point of view, Kalispell is good, the only problem --- it’s cold out there...
Maxhobober on August 22nd, 2005 12:09 pm (UTC)
Not more cold than in Chelyabinsk :)

Are you forget -30 C frosts?
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on August 22nd, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC)
Record low temperature in Kalispell, MT is -39C.
That's a rare case, though.
Average low temperature in Kalispell in January is -10C.
Average high in January -2C.

So, you are right: Kalispell is not that cold as Chelyabinsk.

But it's still cold! :-)
Maxhobober on August 22nd, 2005 02:54 pm (UTC)
It is impossible to create IT-project of any kind in 20-thousands people town in Russia.
Cold or hot, not difference :)

May be, programming in cold place means higher salary? :)

Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on August 22nd, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)
Why is it impossible to create IT project in 20000 city in Russia?
Maxhobober on August 22nd, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC)
Have you seen typical russian 20000 city?
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on August 22nd, 2005 03:43 pm (UTC)
I know that small Russian city Chelyabinsk-40 was quite advanced and successfully implemented huge hi-tech project.

Small software project is nothing in comparison with that huge hi-tech project.
Maxhobober on August 22nd, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC)
Chelyabinsk-40, may be, is center of nuclear science of Russia.

Is Kalispell something like that? :)
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on August 22nd, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC)
I'll keep you informed about Kalispell.

But I'm not there yet :-)
(Anonymous) on August 25th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
I grew up in Kalispell. It is a great place to live. The temperatures you posted don't include the wind chill factor which make it even colder. However, you dress warm in the winters and you get used to the temperatures. The reason I no longer live there is because it is difficult to find a reasonable salary. People buying vacation homes from out of state have driven the average cost of homes sky high. I now live in Portland Oregon and am able to make a much higher salary than my friends still living in Kalispell. Yet, the cost of homes is just as high in Kalispell as it is in Portland.

The people who live in Kalispell year around live there for the quality of life and the great outdoor recreation.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on August 25th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)
Re: kalispell
When did you live Kalispell?
How could I contact you.

In my case salary wouldn't be a problem - I already got a contract. When the contract would be over I'll move to the South :-)

If houses' prices are going high - why not build more houses --- the land around Kalispell is pretty inexpensive, right?