By: Kate Garlinge
Rossland has long welcomed nomads of every stripe. From miners to ski bums, nomads are what make the fabric of this town pop!
The latest wave of nomads is no exception. These are the sort who have tired of paying exorbitant rents in cities like Toronto, Vancouver, and San Francisco. Granted the freedom to work from anywhere, they’ve loaded up the VW and traded power suits for powder bibs.
With high-speed fibre optics coursing through the downtown, you’ll find Rossland’s digital nomads logging in from the usual hot spots: library, coffee shops, bars. But the day when techies can log in from their quinzhee atop Elgood is just around the corner.
It’s a lifestyle choice that this digital nomad will never regret. Long gone are the days of queuing at Starbucks for a mediocre coffee before hunkering down in my cubicle for 7.5 hours of drudgery. These days, I have John or Jake at Alpine Grind pour me a cappuccino just the way I like it. I log on to put out any pressing fires and then shut’er down for an extended lunch.
More often than not, it’s a powder day, so there are laps to be had at Red, followed by a few more hours on the laptop. If this takes me past the dinner hour, there’s an order of Bang Bang Cauliflower and Carnitas Tacos with my name on it at The Flying Steamshovel.
At the end of the day, whether it be après-ski or après-work, there’s a handful of places to find fellow nomads, Rossland Beer Company among my faves. But regardless of where the day comes to its happy conclusion, it’s the place we call home that paints my days perfect.