5 Surefire Ways To Tell You're Driving Through A Ski Town

5 Surefire Ways To Tell You're Driving Through A Ski Town

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5 Surefire Ways To Tell You're Driving Through A Ski Town

“Listen up kids– don’t look the locals in the eyes, we’re about to go through a ski town” | Photo: Evandro Miquelito | Cover: Larry Lamsa

As hordes of people escape their hell hole urban homes for the cooler countryside this summer, there are bound to be a few folks who end up driving through communities they do not understand.

These quirky mountain communities can be hard to describe as they fall into multiple categories. However unlike Ghost towns, gas towns, or just plain ole country towns, the ski town is its own breed and those making their first visit deserve a heads up.

5 Ways To Tell That You’re Driving Through A Ski Town

5) Upon entering town, the city signage includes an elevation above 2,000′, a population below 15,000, and a copious amount of stickers that say things like, “Nobody cares you tele” and endorse businesses such as, “Beaver Liquors.”

4) The first car you see is a 1997 Subaru Outback with skis, kayak, and mountain bike– all strapped precariously to the roof rack.

Jackson has the t-shirt shop to bar ratio on lock | Photo: Nick Amoscato

3) Main street is broken up into equal parts t-shirt shops and bars.

The BDBB crew.


2) The local population appears to all look/dress the same. Caucasians wearing Carhartt pants, short sleeve button downs, and graphic trucker hats.

1) Every few miles, your senses are caught of guard as wafts of potent, high testing marijuana float through the air and into your nostrils.

 

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