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Old 02-18-2009, 05:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, this year i was looking at colleges since i'm gonna graduate next year. I really want to go some place where I can get to good mountains within 30 minutes. Right now, I live in Michigan and have only been out to Utah once, but it was pretty sick. I have looked at U of U and Colorado at Boulder. Col. looks like there are no good slopes within 30 or so min. so thats a problem. I really want to snowboard almost every day, so the close-ness is really important to me.

Can you guys offer up any suggestions from experience or things that you've heard?
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Want some quick advice? From someone who took 10 years to graduate college?

Choose your college based on what you want in a college, not the proximity to the slopes (or the football or basketball team for that matter).

If you want to snowboard every day, argue with your parents and convince them that you want to take a year off before you enter college, then move near a resort and flip burgers or something for a year.

If you are snowboarding every day (at least when your school is in session) your classes will suffer.

If you have the discipline, you can go to college, take a spring break with the crowd every year, graduate in 4 years or so, then take a job near the slopes.

After a few years out of college you'll be able to afford to take a couple of snowboarding trips a year.

But there's no shame in realizing you're not ready yet and taking a year or so off and seeing the world. I wish I would have done that rather than flunking out of college because I wasn't serious yet.
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Want some quick advice? From someone who took 10 years to graduate college?

Choose your college based on what you want in a college, not the proximity to the slopes (or the football or basketball team for that matter).

If you want to snowboard every day, argue with your parents and convince them that you want to take a year off before you enter college, then move near a resort and flip burgers or something for a year.

If you are snowboarding every day (at least when your school is in session) your classes will suffer.

If you have the discipline, you can go to college, take a spring break with the crowd every year, graduate in 4 years or so, then take a job near the slopes.

After a few years out of college you'll be able to afford to take a couple of snowboarding trips a year.

But there's no shame in realizing you're not ready yet and taking a year or so off and seeing the world. I wish I would have done that rather than flunking out of college because I wasn't serious yet.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Want some quick advice? From someone who took 10 years to graduate college?

Choose your college based on what you want in a college, not the proximity to the slopes (or the football or basketball team for that matter).

If you want to snowboard every day, argue with your parents and convince them that you want to take a year off before you enter college, then move near a resort and flip burgers or something for a year.

If you are snowboarding every day (at least when your school is in session) your classes will suffer.

If you have the discipline, you can go to college, take a spring break with the crowd every year, graduate in 4 years or so, then take a job near the slopes.

After a few years out of college you'll be able to afford to take a couple of snowboarding trips a year.

But there's no shame in realizing you're not ready yet and taking a year or so off and seeing the world. I wish I would have done that rather than flunking out of college because I wasn't serious yet.
You could also try to structure your classes so you have days off to snowboard, like I have Tuesday and Thursday off but haven't gone last couple weeks because I've had some tests and there's always weekends...

Western State College of Colorado is close to Crested Butte, but I think the school is quite small and private so
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I had a couple friends that went to boulder and loved it. They rode when they could but all graduated and still live near there and ride as much as they can.
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Fair warning: Boulder is full of douchebags. CSU up in Fort Collins is the shit.

Trust me making a day trip to the mountains from either school is not that bad, and I know plenty of people (myself included) that balance snowboarding, school, and getting schmasted just fine.

But really, definitely consider your major before the proximity. Like I said, both schools are decently close, so if you like the idea of school in Colorado look at the programs first.
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Northern Michigan University.
5 min away from Mqt. Mt., 3 hrs from Mt. Bohemia. And the UP has snow for forever.
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find a school on the qtr system, take winter qtr off, have a nightshift job ride every am and sleep in the aft/eve.

Or just bum at a resort for the year...btw one that has a long season

Just an remember....don't let school interfere with your education.
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Want some quick advice? From someone who took 10 years to graduate college?

Choose your college based on what you want in a college, not the proximity to the slopes (or the football or basketball team for that matter).

If you want to snowboard every day, argue with your parents and convince them that you want to take a year off before you enter college, then move near a resort and flip burgers or something for a year.

If you are snowboarding every day (at least when your school is in session) your classes will suffer.

If you have the discipline, you can go to college, take a spring break with the crowd every year, graduate in 4 years or so, then take a job near the slopes.

After a few years out of college you'll be able to afford to take a couple of snowboarding trips a year.

But there's no shame in realizing you're not ready yet and taking a year or so off and seeing the world. I wish I would have done that rather than flunking out of college because I wasn't serious yet.
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that is possibly one of the least educated things ive ever heard. maybe you should go back to high school for a few years and get some priorities straight..
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