silver is about 2.75 hrs away, and sucks ass. Schweitzer is 3.5 hrs away and is ok, nothing special but a fun mtn.
UI is the semi-retarded younger brother of WSU and as such is slightly worse in every aspect. Its academics, athletics, facilities, and faculty are all worse than WSU's, some by alot.
Also if you go to any college you''re gonna find cute girls, but at larger schools with big greek life, you find more. UI is a fairly small school.
Also moscow and the campus smells like cow shit 95% of the time because of the cow manure research center. It is a rediculously hick school as well. soooooo much camo and cabellas.
My advice, is to see if you can get scholarships to other schools. Don't go if you hate the school but love the money, because even though i love pullman, it can be a tough place to live day in day out for 9 months of the year. i can't imagine if i didn't like WSU.
Spark notes: skiing is okay but far away, super hick lower level college, see about financial aid elsewhere.
Sagging pants, wide stance, fat skis, powder in trees, corked three's with steeze.