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BeefiestExpertUniversity of Utah and CU boulder is both good schools.
robotdnaI go to CU. The freeski team is expensive af and basically pay-for-friends. The "fun" mountains are at least an hour and 45 away with shitty traffic and at that point you still have to deal with all the crowd and Vail awfulness.
My suggestion is to go to Nevada or Bozeman. One friend is having a blast at Reno at Squaw, another few are killing it at Big Sky. Both resorts are better than what is up i70 in CO anyway in terms of terrain and culture.
What do you want to study? I'm in aerospace engineering at CU and it kicks ass in terms of our program's national rating but also wrecks your free time.
Profahoben_212welcome back dude
robotdnaHaha thanks, been a long hiatus. Kinda forgot for a year how important skiing was.
Profahoben_212for real...you going to be able to ski more this time around?
robotdnaThat's the goal. I'm planning on just lapping the Eldora park with those Domains. I know Summit is too far for me with my schedule. If you're ever here hit me up and you have a place to stay.
Profahoben_212How far are you from crested? We have a comp there
robotdna121 miles, 4.5 hours. :(
Randy_QuenchCall me crazy for recommending a school in the East, but I skied close to 100 days a season in college at Plymouth State while taking a full course load. If you schedule your classes right you can ski every day. 20 mins to Loon and Waterville, 35 mins to Cannon, 1h15 to Wildcat, and 2 hours to Sunday River and Killington.
There's definitely better skiing to be had out west, but make sure you take into account how far your school is to the mountain. A lot of my homies in CO drive 3+ hours on a good day with no weather/traffic to get to the hill. They were always jealous I could go to a class or two in the morning, be on the hill by noon, and make it back to campus before dinner time.
Edit: also a good option if money is an issue.
**This post was edited on Sep 21st 2017 at 11:06:10am
chris.goodhueMSU sucks, no good skiing and no girls
DancingToastU of Montana, i ski at lost trails and Discovery mostly. The school is a ton of fun