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colleges near ski resorts?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

I Live in ohio and would like to stay within 12 hours of ohio with that being said are there any schools with great skiing close by?

post #2 of 20
With a 12hour limit it would have to be Pennsylvania, New York or Vermont. I would add West Virginia but I don't think there are any collages that close( there kinda remote).
post #3 of 20

And since you said great skiing, you can eliminate Pennsylvania. New York has a some good skiing, but not many colleges near that skiing. Vermont has tons of great skiing, and a number of good schools nearby. UVM, St Michael's, and Champlain College are all in Burlington VT, about 30 mins to an hour from Bolton Valley, Smuggs, Stowe, Mad River Glen, and Sugarbush. Middlebury College is close to MRG and Sugarbush, not to far from Killington. Norwich is close to KMart as well. Bennington College is fairly close to Mt. Snow, Stratton, and Bromley. St. Mike's includes a pass to Smuggs as part of tuition. Middlebury includes a pass to Middlebury Snow Bowl. Student passes to multiple mountains are common and fairly cheap. There are also state schools, like Johnson State (close to Smuggs and Jay), Lyndon State (not far from Burke), or Castleton State (close to Kmart).

 

Food for thought. Good luck!

post #4 of 20
Forget the 12 hour thing. University of Utah, SLC They must have something you can major in.
post #5 of 20

The Univ. of utah is  less than 12 hours if you fly.The sking is probably better than anywhere you can drive within 12 hours form Ohio.

post #6 of 20

If you are a very smart young man, Dartmouth in Hanover, NH fits the bill. They have their own hill *the Skiway) and are fairly close to Cannon, Killington, and a number of others. Plus, you can leave with an exceptional education.

post #7 of 20

I can speak for UVM being in an awesome location. All the skiing locations that were mentioned and also in the sweet town of Burlington. Though, if skiing is your top priority Utah can't be beat.

post #8 of 20

As an alum, I can echo this. Within 1.5 - 2 hours of the best skiing in both VT and NH, with many great areas much closer. Plus the Skiway about 20 minutes from campus.

 

You'll leave with a world-class education, and, if you plan your schedule right, 60+ days/year on snow.

 

 

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Originally Posted by vsirin View Post

If you are a very smart young man, Dartmouth in Hanover, NH fits the bill. They have their own hill *the Skiway) and are fairly close to Cannon, Killington, and a number of others. Plus, you can leave with an exceptional education.

post #9 of 20

LEES MCRAE In Banner Elk NC. You have Sugar and Beech Mountain minutes away...Appalachian State University Boone NC Appalachian ski mountain, sugar, and beech all nearby.
 

post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by stomparound85 View Post

LEES MCRAE In Banner Elk NC. You have Sugar and Beech Mountain minutes away...Appalachian State University Boone NC Appalachian ski mountain, sugar, and beech all nearby.

 

I think you must have missed the part about the OP wanting "great" skiing.  

post #11 of 20

I'm from Ohio as well and was faced with the same dilemma.  I ended up at UVM.  For me it's the right mix of a great school, some great resorts nearby (Sugarbush, Stowe, MRG, Jay, Smuggs all within an hour and a half), the right size (about 13,000 kids I believe), and a great city (Burlington).  I'm from Northeast Ohio, so my drive is about 10 or 11 hours, which is doable in a day.  I'm just a first year here at UVM, but I can't recommend it enough.  Dartmouth is another great option, but is nearly impossible to get into.  

post #12 of 20

Assuming New England is indeed within 12 hours of Ohio, you've got so many good choices it's almost not worth listing them. There are hundreds of good colleges and universities in New England (and northern New York State) within striking distance of good skiing. In New England, New Hampshire and Vermont are the obvious places to start, but don't rule out western Massachusetts or Maine. 

post #13 of 20

Albany, NY, has some decent choices (SUNY Albany, Siena, College of St Rose, etc.). From Albany you can get to Mt Snow, Stratton, Bromley, Magic, and Gore all within 1.5 hours or less. You can also get to Hunter and Windham in the Catskills by heading south in about an hour (early season snowmaking). Killington is about 2.5 hours. Another school is Skidmore in Saratoga Springs, NY. You are about 1 hour from Gore and 1:45 from Killington and Whiteface.

post #14 of 20
gotta love kids these days...if I ever said to my parents that I'd like to be at a school thats close to skiing, my Dad would have whacked me over the head. But I do understand, speaking as a parent of a kid who now goes to school in Miami:)
post #15 of 20
Add green mountain college castleton state and Plymouth state
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by swisstrader View Post

gotta love kids these days...if I ever said to my parents that I'd like to be at a school thats close to skiing, my Dad would have whacked me over the head. But I do understand, speaking as a parent of a kid who now goes to school in Miami:)

haha ... we just went through this with my son, and I don't mind that he wants to be close to skiing. I went far from skiing, and it was a mistake. I was 12 hr from skiing, and that is too far. 

 

So I transferred back closer to skiing. That was better, but I was still a couple hours away from most skiing (in Boulder), and it still took almost an entire day to go skiing. I think it's better to be close to skiing (as in, a half hour) so that it only takes 2 or 3 hr out of your day. (ie, go more often but for fewer hours, rather than less often but for longer hours)  I skipped way too many classes when I was in Boulder. When I was in Texas, I skipped entire days (and weekends) to go back home and ski. You shouldn't go to college to spend all your time going somewhere else other than where your college is.

 

Caveat: None of that applies if you need to go somewhere specific for a specific major, or have some other wonderful opportunity or priorities. But if you are going with a general idea of what you might want, but you might change, but you might not, and they have what you need, why not?

post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by swisstrader View Post

gotta love kids these days...if I ever said to my parents that I'd like to be at a school thats close to skiing, my Dad would have whacked me over the head. But I do understand, speaking as a parent of a kid who now goes to school in Miami:)


Back in 1968 I chose to move from Minnesota to attend the University of Colorado, mostly because of the better access to great skiing.  It is not just kids "these days" doing that...

post #18 of 20

Add Rensselaer to the list of schools in Albany, NY area - world-class engineering college.

post #19 of 20

When I lived in Boston, I found it close enough to Vermont and Maine skiing.  Too many schools to count in the Boston area.  What about Bowden in Maine?  Or be radical and consider a college in Canada?

 

P.S.  I went to college in Denver and wound up doing a lot less skiing that I thought I would (20 days per year or so) and most of it was over x-mas and Spring break, which you can do from any school.  When the skiing is close, you tend to say "next weekend" a bit too often.

post #20 of 20

McGill in Canada is another option as well.

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