College Consensus, a website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has released its ranking of the 25 Best Colleges for Skiing & Snowboarding and the University of New Hampshire in Durham makes the cut.
According to a statement from College Consensus, while college education is a crucial step in reaching a professional career and financial opportunity, the community, camaraderie, and fun of the college years is just as important to character development and future success.
For students looking for fun in the snow, the list highlights universities and colleges that are the perfect setting for winter activities. Schools have been ranked by their College Consensus score; which combines published academic rankings and real student reviews.
According to College Consensus Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris, spring and fall get all the love: "Most people would say that a college is never less college than in the winter, when students go home for the winter break, campus is snowy and cold, and everything grinds down to a quiet halt.”
But don't count winter out. "When they're wondering what to do over winter break," Sealey-Morris says. "Winter break trips and events, snowboarding and skiing teams, and all sorts of snowy events can make the best winter colleges an in-demand destination."
College Consensus editors researched the colleges and universities in the snowiest areas of the US – New England, the upper Midwest, the Pacific Northwest, and Alaska – to find colleges that embrace the cold.