I've got the opportunity to spend a year in America on an international exchange from next autumn... err... fall (). I have of course narrowed down potential destinations to those with nearby ski resorts... The front runners, it would appear, are Utah and Vermont. There's also a possibility of Denver, but I've been there and got the (Coyote Ugly) t-shirt (so to speak).
Utah seems ideal as Salt Lake City has a great selection of great resorts (with frequently great snow) right on the outskirts of the city. I'm even sure I could cope with some peculiar drinking laws for a year...
Vermont seems a little odd (from a Brit's point-of-view - note comments on public transport). I'd be living in Burlington, but there seems to be no, even remotely easy, way of getting to the selection of resorts nearby (here, I should note, I do not drive). It seems a typically pretty New England town and has a reasonable selection of mid-size hills within an hour, but no public transport whatsoever to get to them on... Any idea if there are easy ways to get to these hills from Burlington?*
Any thoughts warmly welcomed.
*If necessary, please tell me I'm a numpty and should learn to drive (and possibly a couple of tips on how to put some money into the economy when I arrive by getting lessons and licensed ).