Here's real advice:
If you go to school at Boulder without your head screwed on properly (as in, putting snow time/fun time ahead of study time) then you *will* fail out. Its a party school and there are a ton of distractions. I know two people who failed out of that particular campus their first year there.
I've never met anyone who graduated from any schools in Utah, and I've never visited the campus so I don't have any info for you there.
I was broke when I was in college, and my curriculum wasn't exactly easy. A recreational luxury like season passes for snowboarding would have been the least of my concerns.