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Looking to ski while at school.

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So I am a Freshman in college and I go to school in the Pittsburgh area. I have been finding myself heading south to Seven Springs (which is almost 2 hrs away) every weekend I can get away to ski. I have been seriously thinking of going to another school closer to some slopes I would love some input on where to look. I like smaller schools and I will go pretty much anywhere as long as I can get to the slopes Ott+Wedeln.gif

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Head out to Westminster college in Utah. Thats where i am headed next year. 20 minute drive to the resorts. Pretty small school. Great skiing

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I will look into it thank you!

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Im a senior at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, 2 1/4 hours to steamboat but were pretty close to Snowy Range Ski Area, its small, but it will be comparable to what you ski in the east, and the snow is usually pretty good. Tickets are a little cheaper than seven springs, and were  comparable in size minus a few terrain parks, slightly more verticle, and we start at 9000 ft. Theres some really nice hidden terrain there as well, and theres plenty of extreme terrain if your willing to get an AT setup (with avy gear) and a buddy. Were about 3.5 hours to Frisco, (without ski traffic), 6.5 to Jackson Hole, 6.5 to Alta, and 6 to SLC. 6 hours is a bit of a drive, but still not bad.

 

Anyway here comes a lecture, it can become difficult to work skiing into school and still pass classes. Only way I am able to ski and still have the motivation to attend classes is that im using my upcoming degree (mechanical engineering) to work in the ski industry after college. My current job is giving me tons of experience working in the industry (on lifts) which will help me get a well paying job at just about any ski area after school. If skiing is your life (like it is mine) find a degree that works with it, or a job that will work with it later (summer/fall season).

Good luck with the rest of your schooling!

post #5 of 7

Middlebury (has its own hill) or UVT in Vermont (some mountains within 1/2 hour, lots within an hour), Dartmouth another with its own hill in NH. Lots and lots in PNW and lots of smaller schools elsewhere in NE. Does your chosen field or school quality matter? Right in PA, Univ of Scranton, Marywood, Wilkes, Kings are all within 1/2 hour of Sno Mt.

post #6 of 7

UVM, St. Michael's College or Champlain College in Burlington, VT - easy access to all the VT mountains, has an international airport, and 3 hours from Boston.

 

Not to mention, Burlington has a great night life and wonderful vibe.

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Originally Posted by vsirin View Post

Middlebury (has its own hill) or UVT in Vermont (some mountains within 1/2 hour, lots within an hour), Dartmouth another with its own hill in NH. Lots and lots in PNW and lots of smaller schools elsewhere in NE. Does your chosen field or school quality matter? Right in PA, Univ of Scranton, Marywood, Wilkes, Kings are all within 1/2 hour of Sno Mt.


Yeah...that's probably an important question - what are you majoring in?

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