19 Reasons Colorado Is A Wintry Heaven On Earth

19 Reasons Colorado Is A Wintry Heaven On Earth

"1. Colorado claims to have over 300 days of sunshine a year.

Colorado claims to have over 300 days of sunshine a year.
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2. Math says this must include days in the winter.

Math says this must include days in the winter.
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3. No matter the chill, the sun always seems to peek through for a bit.

No matter the chill, the sun always seems to peek through for a bit.
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4. In Colorado, you have reason to buy sunscreen in the winter.

In Colorado, you have reason to buy sunscreen in the winter.
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5. Not to mention wear sunglasses.

Not to mention wear sunglasses.
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Arapahoe Basin, Keystone

6. When it snows, Coloradans still do most everything they do the rest of the year.

When it snows, Coloradans still do most everything they do the rest of the year.
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7. Plus a few bonus activities.

Plus a few bonus activities.
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8. They get to sweat through their jackets after a hike while their ankles freeze.

They get to sweat through their jackets after a hike while their ankles freeze.
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9. They get to wear shorts more than you d think they would.

They get to wear shorts more than you'd think they would.
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10. There s obviously a lot of breathtaking white

There's obviously a lot of breathtaking white...
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Storm Peak, Steamboat Springs

11. but true Coloradans know their winters are rich in color.

...but true Coloradans know their winters are rich in color.
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12. Skies remain blue.

Skies remain blue.
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Byers Peak, Winter Park

13. Especially when you re looking down upon them.

Especially when you're looking down upon them.
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Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs

14. When the sun goes down, you get bonus color.

When the sun goes down, you get bonus color.
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Lake Isabelle, Indian Peaks Wilderness

15. It s majestic.

It's majestic.
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Dream Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

16. It s unique.

It's unique.
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Emerald Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

17. Frankly, it s overwhelming.

Frankly, it's overwhelming.
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18. On the snowcapped foothills, the city is never far from your reach.

On the snowcapped foothills, the city is never far from your reach.
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Torreys Peak, Clear Creek and Summit Counties

19. And when night falls, you thank your lucky stars to be where you are.

And when night falls, you thank your lucky stars to be where you are.
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Steamboat Springs"

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