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im a junior in highschool and am 100% sure i will be at a ski college in the west or if i absolutely must be on the east coast, burlington VT. I was considering the U of U pretty heavily untill i heard the academics arent that great there. its still an option but i want to look around. so there are some things i need to know,
anyone have any input on University of Colorado @ Colorado Springs?
and i have a 3.92 weighted GPA and will finish highschool at about a 3.89 by the looks of things. anyone want to suggest an engineering based college for me in the west with good academics and good skiing? im looking to get into ski design or some similar field of work in the ski industry.
i might just make a thread out of this...
and yeah, im kind of a park rat but im currently in pennsylvania, and i have a feeling a pair of bents and real snow might change that a bit. (today was the second biggest pow day of the year, 4 inches!)
Don't count out B-town, I graduated from UVM with a mechanical engineering degreee last winter. Burlington is a blast and there are a ton of resorts with in an hours drive. If you end up at CO springs you are quite a bit farther from the ski areas (even though they are bigger and get more snow) so you have to know that skiing after or before class on a week day is most lifely out of the question.
Good luck with the school search, and good luck studying engineering. Its hard but I enjoyed it and its a great degree to walk away with... even if you do like me and move to Colorado as soon as your finish to be on park crew!!!
UCCO is no longer an option because it is a commuter school. i will need to live on campus and be close to skiing which i did not realize UCCO has neither.
thanks to everyone helping.
MSU and the University of Washington are looking good, and i have gotten a ton of interest from the CO school of mines for some reason (like 6 big envelopes full of info), and if i choose to lean more towards skiing and an easier academic course i can always resort to the U of U.
Just to throw this out there, Michigan Technological University is where I go and we have great engineering programs (Mechanical, Civil, Materials etc..). The hill that is two minutes from campus is not huge but has a good park and we get over 250 inches of snow a year. Also the university pays for your lift tickets. 40 minutes away is mount Bohemia which has some of the best backcountry skiing in the midwest. In addition there is a enterprise class which is student run which designs and builds snowboards, wakeboards, AND park obstacles.
Just some food for thought.