From time to time we get a question posted about finding a ski town with a great college near by.
Freeskier Magazine has come up with the top 10 Colleges near skiing.
I noticed that @nolo's Gonzaga made the list, which is cool, but I wonder why UNR didn't make the cut while University of Denver and Boulder are listed, both farther away from ski resorts than University of Nevada Reno.
This is how they break it down
Breaking It Down
|Factor||% Total Score|
|Distance to Closest Resort||16%|
|Average Annual Snowfall of Closest Resort||13%|
|Number of Ski Areas within 100 miles||10%|
|Average zrankings.com Snow Score of all Resorts within 100 miles||6%|
|Highest zrankings.com Snow Score of any Resort Within 100 Miles||6%|
|Largest zrankings.com Score within 100 miles||6%|
|Avg. zrankings.com Score within 100 Miles||6%|
|Transportation Offerings to Ski Areas Provided by School (Y/N)||5%|
|Number of Courses Offered with Regard to Skiing and Snow||5%|
|Major Film Premieres on Campus This Year||5%|
|Average Annual Tuition||5%|
|Percent Students Receiving Grant Aid||5%|
|Average Snowfall of City / Town||2%|
|Is Weed Legal (Y/N)||2%