SNC is unreal. I have friends from all over (Burlington, Cranmore, Albany, Buffalo, Okemo, CVA, Gould) that go there, and most never move back East. Squaw Valley: 20 minutes, Northstar: 15 minutes, Alpine: 20 minutes, Diamond Peak: less than a mile from the school, the beach: 2 minutes, Reno: 40 minutes, San Fran: 3.5 hours. You won't be disappointed. Western is a good school, but in the middle of nowhere.