only 300 miles away.
300 miles is almost from border to border of our entire country and you say 'only'
We had fantastic 100" last year (but also high risk of avalanches). Now already 50", so it might be again a good winter
I surely envy you for having the coast close by. I'd have to go more than 300 miles to find a beach (the conditions are only rarely good for windsurfing at our lakes)