J_Steezfuck thats some bullshit
Yeah, SSC has had some trouble with their budget, and since transportation is so expensive they've been forced to cut a lot of it. Same goes for at the end of the season, busses stop running a few weeks before mountains close.
As has already been mentioned before by some former members in this thread, the Freeskiing Team is a great option, especially for freshman looking for reliable transportation to Stowe. As the president of the team, I know this better than anyone. We run vans to the mountain EVERY DAY that stowe is open second semester, and every weekend it's open first semester (which is only 1-2 weekends.) New this year we're also going to send a van down to Killington to get some skiing in before stowe opens which I'm stoked about.
There're a lot of other great reasons to join the team beyond transportation, but our van system is almost reason enough. When you're hopping in a van in front of your dorm in the middle of January, you're gonna be glad that you're not walking all the way across campus to get on a school bus or waiting for a friend that may or may not be too hungover to drive to the mountain.
That being said, the SSC is a rad crew. Team membership includes membership with the Club which will get you into all their movie premieres and events fo free.
If you have any more questions hmu either in this thread or via pm.
Stoked you're coming to UVM!