Do you know where Amherst is in relation to Mount Snow? A quick 45-1hr ride up 91 to Rt. 9 VT....UMass, Amherst College, and for all you hippies, Hampshire College, is right there within 10 minutes of eachother. I went to UMass and I went skiing for 2 months straight and didn't attend 90% of my classes (and still graduated with a 3.3) becasue that's how close we were.
Besides, Wachusett is a mole hill compared to Mount Snow or Stratton, the only cool selling point to Wachusett is night skiing. Just my opinion so don't get your panties in a bunch.
The name of the game is Dedication and the Persuit for Sick Shred.
Granted the drive does suck...and it's hella boring unless there's been a snow storm the night before and then you get the pleasure of not burrying yourself in a snowbank of Rt.9 but other than that it's definitely worth the drive I'd say. Something a little closer would have been nice but I spent much of my winters out of the classroom and on the hill.
1) Find one of the UMass reps, or hit up someone on the Ski and Board Club because chances are they are reppin hard for it.
2) Were you refering to me when you said "pat is right"? I'm confused as to how you'd know my name haha.