.lenconYo I live in Pocatello and have visited SV countless times so IM gonna give you as much insight as possible..
SV as year round place to live would be so rad. They have so much to offer in summer and winter activities and the surrounding areas and mountains are so sick. The sawtooth range is just awesome and places like Redfish are really cool as well. Its a really cool place.
So SV as a ski resort is split up in to two mountains, Baldy and Dollar. Dollar is pretty much pure park. Baldy is pretty much pure groomer/all mountain shredding. Unfortunately they are two completely different mountains so you can't really ski park and all mtn unless you go over to the other mountain which some people do. Really fun mountains though either way.
So there is not a single college or university in SV and the closest would probably be Boise State. What sucks is that BSU is like 2h 30min away from SV. So maybe online classes or taking winter semesters off would be an option?
Most the people are pretty cool, BUT SV is a very very very resort rich town. IM not saying that all rich people are stuck up, because thats not true at all, but I have encountered a few snobby people, but for the majority its all good. A lot of people in SV are vacationers as well so its pretty diverse.
The cost of living is pretty high. Things in SV are just more expensive. Im sure theres a way to keep costs low and manageable but I really haven't looked in to it, but I'm sure its more pricey than average.
The town in general is really fun. Lots to do and just fun stuff.
Weather is Idaho, so its kinda iffy like a lot of places but you can expect it to get pretty warm in the summer and pretty chilly in the winter.
Hope I helped a little bit and if you have anymore questions let me know!:)
Wow wow this was super helpful thank you!!
The idea of the two mtns split up is kinda cool. Are they on one pass or do you have to pay separately for them?
I live in Steamboat Springs so I know all about the resort living life.
Is it like most other resort towns where theres not a whole lot of chain stores and its all pretty touristy? and would Boise be the nearest big city? Thats how Steamboat is, If you need to shop its either online or a 4 hour drive haha.
cydwhitIdaho is undeniably the raddest state in the union, so don't come here!
As Lencon said, not much in the way of colleges in resort towns usually. BSU is probably your best bet.
If you're looking for the pure ski town/college experience I'd recommend Bozeman (MSU, Big Sky and Bridger)
If you like Idaho you could do college in Spokane, Washington and ski Schweitzer which is not too far away.
I went to Colorado Mountain College which is a little community college here in CO and theres 9 different campuses spread throughout mountain towns. Its pretty cool to be able to go to school in a resort town! I already have a associates degree so a college isn't the biggest deal, Just thought id take classes if one was near.
Another question, Where is SV even located in the state? I haven't gotten a map out.
But thanks a lot! I want to try to get up there this winter for a visit!