The sun is hotter here. I now understand how skiers can ski in the winter with only snow pants and a t-shirt or sweater. At 7000 feet, it's only in the 30's today, and yet l've had to peel off my jacket and l am walking around with just a sweater on.
Another thing l've noticed is how many people ride their bikes around here and in Crested Butte. This morning l saw a guy pushing his bike through all the snow on the road, it's afternoon now, and l'm sure he's riding it. The roads are clear and steaming from the heat of the sun.