242 Days of Sunshine in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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Real Estate Agent with Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty

242 days of Sunshine in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

On average, 242 days the sun shines in Steamboat Springs. Yes, that's more than Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Diego. 

Sunny Steamboat SpringsSteamboat's home to one of the world's premier ski resorts, we have a healthy arts and culture scene, our schools were recently rated among the best in Colorado for the third year in a row and we have an abundance of opportunities for outdoor recreation and enjoyment. With all of these great things, however, I think we tend to take for granted one of the greatest reasons to live here of all...the sunshine!

See how your town ranks in sunshine. 

Some prefer the rain and the sense of peace and tranquility it brings, but if you are a lover of that great fiery orange orb in the sky, Steamboat Springs (and Colorado, generally) is the place for you.

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According the the Colorado Climate Center, obtaining an actual measurement of the number of days of sunshine in any given location can be pretty difficult as there's no official definition of "days of sunshine". It turns out, however, that three towns in Colorado, Pueblo, Denver and Colorado Springs, have operated for many years an instrument called a sunshine switch which can tell you minute by minute each day when the sun is shining. The Colorado Climate Center did a study about 10 years ago and found that for Denver, if you count every day when the sun came out for at least one hour, that then you could come up with an average of around 300 days of sunshine each year. Read Hope for Downtown Steamboat Springs Performing Arts Venue Still Alive

Although that sounds a bit misleading, it really is difficult to quantify such a thing in a study. Those of us who have been lucky enough to live here know first hand that the color of the Colorado sky on a sunny bluebird day is the stuff of legends and we know that we see plenty of those days here in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. So, study or no study, lets give thanks to that mighty blazing ball of fire we call the sun for all of the beauty she creates in this lovely little town we call home.

Regards,

Charlie

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Dorie Dillard
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Good afternoon Charlie,

I love the pride you exhibit in your slice of heaven called Steamboat Springs CO! Sounds like a match made in heaven!

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Thanks Dorie. I knew it was sunny a lot here but doing a little research last week, I was amazed at what I found. It is a special place to live. 

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