Kids considering where to go to college and a "must ski" is part of the overall curriculum...Read on!!
..In a -Huffington Post Article.. I found interesting.
It's that time of year. High school seniors are getting advice from teachers, friends and family to determine which college they will attend. For many, evaluating potential college choices involves the criteria, "Can I ski/snowboard while I'm there?" Many add, "... a lot?" to that question, which narrows the field considerably.
ESPN.com recently wrote an article entitled, The 10 best colleges in the U.S. for people who live to ski. The list of 10 was based upon schools that had the best access to good skiing and a community of people who shared the same passion.
Plymouth State University: Ask any snowboarder, of any era, from any state in New England to name the most notorious shred college on the East Coast and you'd better prepare yourself for a wild, most likely illegal story involving the snowboard Mecca that is Plymouth State. The best park riding in New Hampshire is just down the road with Loon and Waterville essentially being PSU athletic facilities. Plus, close proximity to the mountains makes it almost impossible not to take part in the vast snowboard community that lies at the core of the PSU student body, many of which keep the vibe going year-round. In short, many claim that Plymouth State is home to the most dedicated and historic community of collegiate shreds on the East Coast. If you're looking to ride every day and party every night this is the place you should be considering. Nearby Resorts include: Tenney Mountain (15 mins), Loon Mountain (30 mins), Cannon (30 mins), Waterville Valley (35 mins)
….My personal story – about skiing and my real estate career…
I was one of the many who graduated and found a way to stay near by to live the dream and by finding a way of making my passion part of making a living here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Alpine Lakes…is not just my company’s name it is what we find joy in. The mountains and lakes of New Hampshire provide raw beauty, recreation and a life style many former Plymouth State students have grown to love.
I still don't know how a bunch of broke college students managed to live on Squam lake & Ski a few days a week in the winter: Lot of Mac& cheese, and some great stories