Choosing a College is also choosing a life style...New Hampshire's ski draw.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc.,

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

             

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The Photos were taken by me at two of my favorite places in the world...the Top of Loon mt ski area and the top of Rattle Snake mountain over looking Squam Lake in Holderness (where I lived while in college).

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Patricia Aulson
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Thanks for posting this Steve. It's so true, you need to look at schools that fit your particular life style as well as other things. 

How's the housing market doing up your way presently? 

 

Patricia Aulson/ Seacoast NH & ME REALTOR

March 12, 2012 07:22 AM #2
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Steve Loynd
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Patricia...there are some great deals for buyers, the second home market takes longer to recover than the primary home market. My plan for the 27 years I have been a Realtor in the White Mountains is to make it when the market is good and have as much fun as I can when it's quiet...Life is good!!

March 12, 2012 08:30 AM #3
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Love the photo of the lake.  Has me checking my fishing poles.

Picking a college is much more involved than just picking out classes.

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Loynd - I didn't do much sking in College.  Cut into my drinking time.  But I'm betting the reality of that beauty is even more divine than those pictures above.

March 12, 2012 04:04 PM #5
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Sardi...It's heaven my man - you and Jennifer are welcome anytime.

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Steve, too bad for me that my college days weren't spent around all that beauty...I had to travel up to Wisconsin and out to Colorado...good times though.

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Nick...thanks for coming by, good memories no matter where you attended school.

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