When you hear someone talking about a Ski Town, common associations come to mind – Skiing; winter; snow; mountains. It’s true that most people, in fact, move to a ski town just in time for the snow to start falling and the ski resort to kick start their lift operations. However, interestingly enough, once spring comes along the locals, who moved here specifically for the ski season, find themselves eagerly awaiting the summer. This phenomenon is due to the fact that summertime in these mountain towns (mainly in the Colorado Rockies) is AMAZING!
Colorado is the sunshine state – not Florida – as Colorado receives 300+ days of sunshine a year! Pair that up with perfect weather, very low humidity and incredible natural terrain and you’ve got yourself a glorious climate! On the weekends I have to make a choice on how I want to spend my perfect day… Should I go hiking? On a bike ride? Rafting? Camping? Play golf? Pitch a BBQ? – It’s a tough decision because every one of these activities is at my disposal in no more than a 20 minute drive! Forget the malls and your television, we get outside in Colorado!
Not outdoorsy? No big deal. Ski towns host a multitude of special events during the summer aimed at driving tourism to these destinations. Some of my favorite summer events are the Teva Mountain Games, Aspen Food and Wine Classic, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Vail International Dance Festival and the list goes on and on!
Trying to stay low budget? Great news! Lodging rates dip down significantly in the summer months. There are deals to be had everywhere and the rooms are cheap enough to make you want to extend your stay a week longer.
If you come to places like Vail, Breckenridge, Telluride or Aspen to ski and love it, I invite you to discover just how amazing these places are during the summer. Although most locals prefer that this be kept a secret, I had to offer it up as a local’s tip, because it’s something everyone should experience. Call Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals to start planning your trip today. (855) 210-2469