8 Best Colleges for Winter Sports

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January 7, 2015

8 Best Colleges for Winter Sports


4. University of Montana

The state boasts multiple mountain ranges, including part of the Rockies. The university supports student winter sports and has a ski and snowboard maintenance shop on campus.

Fast Facts One of the school’s top majors is biomedical sciences; 53-percent female student body; rolling admission; located in Missoula

Calling All Curlers The Missoula Curling Club is hosting the largest bonspiel – curling tournament – ever in the state of Montana this spring. The university also has its own club for curling enthusiasts.

By |2018-01-16T16:14:24-04:00January 7th, 2015|Featured, Senior High|3 Comments


  1. Kate January 13, 2015 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    I think you missed the mark on this ranking. Where was Montana State University in Bozeman? They have 2 huge ski areas with an hour of town (Bridger Bowl and Big Sky) and several more within a decent driving distance. And Michigan Tech in Houghton has a ski hill as part of their campus! They also have MANY downhill ski areas within an hour or two of the area. Additionally the U.P. is a snowmobiling mecca. I’m pretty sure both those schools offered STEM programs.

    And Eau Claire listed? Really? I live here and the closest downhill ski area is over an hour away and it is a hill not a mountain. You could have bolstered your reasoning with maybe trying to state there are places to snowshoe, curl and cross country ski.

  2. g January 14, 2015 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Listing Missoula and leaving Bozeman off, huh? Minnesota? And USC is 3 hours from anything except the Forum! I did graduate from both UofM and MSU.

  3. LJ January 15, 2015 at 10:39 am - Reply

    You may have selected the wrong Montana school! Montana State University, in Bozeman, has a Snow Science degree in its curriculum, and outpaces UM by a significant margin in STEM education (as evidenced by its number of Goldwater scholars). More important for this particular purpose, it is located 20 minutes from Bridger Bowl, 1 hour from Big Sky.

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