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41 Signs You're Obsessed With Vail, Colorado In The Summer

Like locals love to say: you come for the winter, but you stay for the summer.

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1. You get out of the shower and barely even have to dry your hair.

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Goodbye blow dryer.

2. Your idea of playing hookie from work is going on a six-mile hike.

3. You think Stand Up Paddle boards are for the river.

Or yoga. Or pilates.

4. Your single-track mountain biking partner is your 8-eight-year-old son.

And he’s probably faster than you.
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And he’s probably faster than you.

5. You don’t mind walking up Berrypicker Trail just so your dog can take the gondola down.

Dogs ride down for free!
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Dogs ride down for free!

6. Why drive when you can ride the free public bus to the trailhead.

7. You eat at Moe’s at least once a week.

...and La Cantina.
Benjamin Solomon

...and La Cantina.

8. You complain how hot it is when it gets into the 70s.

9. You go to Hot Summer Nights for the social scene as much as the music.

Hey, it's free. And everyone's there!
Benjamin Solomon

Hey, it's free. And everyone's there!

10. Golf carts are for amateurs when you can opt for the golf bike.

The perfect way to get the most out of the Vail Rec District Course.
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The perfect way to get the most out of the Vail Rec District Course.

11. You love the Vail Lacrosse Shootout.

For the eye candy, not necessarily the competition.
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For the eye candy, not necessarily the competition.

12. The Gore Creek isn’t just a pretty stream. It’s an active paddle playground.

That's no ordinary "hole"
Benjamin Solomon

13. Your kids got more cavities from Fourth of July than Halloween.

They don't even have to trick or treat at Vail America Days.

14. Your biggest competition in the La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Race Series is an 80-year-old.

15. Your restaurant shops for dinner at the Vail Farmers' Market and Art Show.

At least when you eat at places like Kelly Liken.
Benjamin Solomon

At least when you eat at places like Kelly Liken.

16. Your night out at the movies comes with a gourmet dinner.

So does your bowling alley.

17. Because parking in the municipal lot is cheaper than your hotel.

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Hint: it’s free.

18. You get excited by the first sighting of Columbine.

It's the state flower of Colorado!
Benjamin Solomon

It's the state flower of Colorado!

19. You have (and use) at least three different types of GoPro mounts.

But still don't know what Photo Burst mode is for.
Benjamin Solomon

But still don't know what Photo Burst mode is for.

20. But then, you probably got them for free at the GoPro Mountain Games.

21. Speaking of the Mountain Games, your favorite summer spectator sport is slacklining.

Or maybe Dock Dogs.
Benjamin Solomon

Or maybe Dock Dogs.

22. Your company’s idea of Summer Fridays is leaving work early and going for a float on the Colorado River.

In your boss’ raft.
Benjamin Solomon

In your boss’ raft.

23. Who needs ballpark hotdogs when you have Swiss Hotdogs?

That would be two links made of veal and pork topped with homemade mustard and sprouts.
Benjamin Solomon

That would be two links made of veal and pork topped with homemade mustard and sprouts.

24. All your selfies are taken on top of mountain peaks.

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25. You’d fix that crack in your windshield, but it would eat into your fly fishing schedule.

26. You don’t understand why people travel to New York when Nobu, the New York Philharmonic and American Ballet Theater dancers will come to you.

Matsuhisa, BravoVail! and the Vail International Dance Festival are all right in Vail Village. And much easier to get tickets/reservations to.
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Matsuhisa, BravoVail! and the Vail International Dance Festival are all right in Vail Village. And much easier to get tickets/reservations to.

27. You go crazy over sightings of Lindsey.

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Vonn, not Lohan.

28. You even marvel at the view from the parking lot.

You almost forget about all the cars.
Benjamin Solomon

You almost forget about all the cars.

29. You only enjoy yoga when it's outside.

And free.
Benjamin Solomon

30. Because Vail looks just as good from the sky as it does from the ground.

Alpine Flight Tours are available out of the Vail Valley's own Eagle County Airport.
Benjamin Solomon

Alpine Flight Tours are available out of the Vail Valley's own Eagle County Airport.

31. When you see people riding their bikes over Vail Pass you get jealous it isn’t you.

View this video on YouTube

Benjamin Solomon

32. Rain isn’t an excuse to go inside. It’s just an excuse to break out your rain gear.

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33. You're obsessed with Crazy Mountain Brewery.

And not just for drinking. We’re talking pedicures and massages.
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And not just for drinking. We’re talking pedicures and massages.

34. You get “The Hills Are Alive” from The Sound of Music stuck in your head at least once a month.

35. You get nostalgic for the days when frisbee golf wasn’t a family sport.

It's not just a stoner game anymore.
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It's not just a stoner game anymore.

36. You don’t celebrate special occasions with champagne. You celebrate it with Fireball Whiskey.

Tastes like heaven, burns like hell.
Benjamin Solomon

Tastes like heaven, burns like hell.

37. At least three of your friends are recovering from ACL surgery.

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Good thing the Vail Vailey Medical Center is home to some of the top sports medicine doctors and physical therapists in the country.

38. The best raw bar you know of is at 11,000 feet.

At the Game Creek Club.
Benjamin Solomon

39. If there is snow, you will find it.

And most likely ski it.
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And most likely ski it.

40. It's so beautiful, it almost makes you sick.

41. You think summer doesn’t nearly last long enough.

Benjamin Solomon

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