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Old 02-21-2014, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I ride both days on the weekend and spend my time in the park. I'm out of state to all these schools but wanted to know if anyone had any insight for where to go. Want to get a good education first off, and get to ride when I can. If anyone has gone here or knows about them please share
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UVM is the only school near any real mountains. Seems like a no brainer.
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Plymouth State University. The teachers will do anything to help you succeed here... I go here right now... And its a pretty reputable school in New England, its not the best but its not the worst. I know a lot of people say they like plymouth more than Uconn, or UNH because they feel like they can actually connect with their teachers.

Not to mention your 20 minutes from Waterville Valley, 30 from Loon and Cannon, 40 From Gunstock, an hour from Bretton, an hour and a half to cranmore, Jay Peak is a 2 hour drive, and you can hit Sunday River all within a few hours... Lift tickets at Cannon are $7.50 through a school program (just show up to the mountain with your school ID and Drivers license and pay $7.50) You can get a College Pass to Loon and 3 other mountains for $350, and it's easy as hell to get a job at Waterville working the lifts and get a season pass there. (thats what i do.)
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I try to avoid giving life advice on a forum about snowboarding, but general rule of thumb is (1) go to the best school you get into. And (2) only apply to schools you'd want to go to. College is 4 years. It can be a really long time, or a really short time depending on how you look at it.

Don't get me wrong -- I'm all about having fun. Just got to have the right balance.
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I try to avoid giving life advice on a forum about snowboarding, but general rule of thumb is (1) go to the best school you get into. And (2) only apply to schools you'd want to go to. College is 4 years. It can be a really long time, or a really short time depending on how you look at it.

Don't get me wrong -- I'm all about having fun. Just got to have the right balance.
Your right, don't give life advice that is seriously gonna impact someones life... but, it is alright to give suggestions and let people make their own decisions.

To the OP, you should view this input as suggestions, or a way to start you towards your search. You should do the research on the schools. This should be viewed as nothing more than a possibility.
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That's what I'm trying to figure out. Uconn seems to be a better school but doesn't have much within 2 hours. UVM has stowe and jay peak right there, but not terrible academics
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Your right, don't give life advice that is seriously gonna impact someones life... but, it is alright to give suggestions and let people make their own decisions.

To the OP, you should view this input as suggestions, or a way to start you towards your search. You should do the research on the schools. This should be viewed as nothing more than a possibility.
My comment was directed to the OP, not you.
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That's what I'm trying to figure out. Uconn seems to be a better school but doesn't have much within 2 hours. UVM has stowe and jay peak right there, but not terrible academics
Have you already gotten into these schools? Have you visited yet and talked to kids going to school there? The ski/snowboard culture is strong with kids at UVM, I believe, if that is something you are looking for.

I will guarantee one bit of life advice. The student body will be hotter at either UConn or Penn State. Something to consider.
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My comment was directed to the OP, not you.
whatever dude, i was just trying to encourage the conversation. It is a forum afterall, not a you and him conversation, anyone can chime in... but anyways back on topic...

If you go to a college close to the mountains like my school or UVM... you will find kids who are there specifically to snowboard and could give less than two shits about their grades during the season. These are the guys you wanna steer away from, yeah they maybe cool as shit, and be super good... but youre spending a ton of money to learn, not snowboard that comes second... Those are the kids who will encourage you to skip class to go boarding a lot... Steer clear from them. Of course there are students who are just as serious about school as they are snowboarding... those are the ones you want to be friends with. Now, i do encourage you setting your schedule up so you can get some time in during the week to ride. Riding on the weekends absolutely sucks, between the lift lines, and traffic on the slopes. You're gonna spend more time waiting, and dodging than having real fun.
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