I just graduated from UVM in May and couldn't have imagined myself going to school anywhere else. UVM has an awesome ski scene (Burlington is kinda the hub of East Coast skiing), as well as tons of people who are into all sorts of winter sports. There's the UVM ski and snowboard club (which I was an officer of) and the UVM Freestyle ski team (which I was a member of) so if you have any questions at all about either of the clubs, feel free to PM me and I'd be happy to answer them. UVM is really pricey but I know I received good financial aid which is why I attended. Lots of NSers are on the UVMFST or attend UVM in general, so you won't be disappointed with your decision.