im pretty sure its not very close to any ski areas. like sundance or brainhead might be the closest. i really hope youre not considering going there though. i spent a week in the ephraim area and it was pretty bad. just a really small mormom town with a juco. i didnt even get phone service in town.
If it's a smaller/easier school and that's what you're looking for you should check out Colorado Mountain College in Leadville. The place is awesome if you can deal with living in super cold mountains and in a pretty small ass town. It's in the hear of Colorado skiing and tons of backcountry. They're also turning into a 4 year school soon which makes it really legit too, pretty sure if you're starting next fall they would have a 4 year program in time for you, but not sure.
If you want something more serious academically (still not that serious unless you are in a few specific schools/majors) and in civilization check out the university of utah.