1. A local wears a hat, while a transplant wears a hat with a Colorado flag embroidered on it.
2. When you ask a local where they live, they’ll say ‘Denver.’ When you ask a transplant where they live, they’ll say ‘The Highlands.’
Then the local might say, ‘I remember when that area used to be called the North Side.’
3. While a transplant spends months actively texting with friends trying to figure out which ski pass everyone is planning to buy, a local will sit back and hope everyone lands on the Epic Pass so he won’t feel bad bailing and getting the Loveland Pass on his own.