University of Utah named a top college for snowboarders and skiiers

University of Utah with the Wasatch Mountains in the background. Utah was named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best colleges for winter sports enthusiasts.

Looking for a college where the average GPA is less important than the average snowfall? U.S News and World Report has your number.

Famous for helping students pick colleges through its yearly rankings, the magazine has released a college list for snow enthusiasts – skiers, snowboarders, mountaineers – of schools in close proximity to world-class mountains.

Here’s the round up:

University of Colorado—Boulder

Boulder, Colorado

Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire

Middlebury College

Middlebury, Vermont

University of Montana

Missoula, Montana

Sierra Nevada College

Incline Village, Nevada

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

Williams College

Williamstown, Massachusetts

University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

Hmmm. That’s just a few. What other schools deserve to be on the list? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

About The Author

Chris Emery is a mutt. Half woodsman, half geek. He spends as much time outdoors as possible. On rainy days, he writes and publishes STRAY.

3 Responses

  1. Chris Emery

    The secret here, Dave, is that it’s better not to be on the list. U.S. News and World says your a ski school and next thing you know a fresh crop of powder hungry youths shows up on your local slopes. Better to be known as a study school. Attracts indoorsy types.


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