well both of those options are nigh impossible to get into if your from out of state.
if you can dig Washington state and its lovely weather *chuckle* consider Western Washington University. its 3 hours from whistler and 1:30 from Mt. Baker, which gets more snow than you can possibly imagine and has terrain that will make your balls shrink. Western is actually a very good school and its one of those places where you can get an amazing education if you put in the effort. I go here and love it. Bellingham is a dope town, and the herb is second to none. (i mean besides humbolt state and evergreen)