well sounds like you've already checked cc out in person, but i'll give you my 2 cents.
i was debating between cc and another school that was a lot closer to the mountains. let me tell you that i was plesantly sruprised when i got to cc - there were way more serious skiers than i expected. F.U.C.C. is now the biggest club on campus (i think its half the shcool or something rediculous like that). they have buses going to the mountains every weekend so getting to the hills should be no issue. plus a lot of people have cars - including freshman. there have been a lot more skiing related events on campus in recent years too. this year cc will be having its first on campus rail jam. stept, poorboyz, msp, and powderwhore are all showing movies on campus. you will not be dissapointed if you come here i can assure you.
if you have any questions feel free to pm me.
yeah, that was me in the peir 32