Shawnee Peak is less than an hour's drive from Bowdoin.
Robert F. Bukaty—AP
By Kim Clark and Sarah Max
January 26, 2016

The Blizzard of 2016 has left millions sick of snow. Others can’t get enough of the white stuff. Many snowboarding and skiing teens dream of colleges where they can biff and bomb down black diamonds for four years. Parents, however, may have something else in mind: schools that produce grads whose career prospects aren’t all downhill. No problem. This MONEY Best Colleges list can make both groups happy. All ten top schools are within 60 miles of the slopes. And all rank high on MONEY’s measures of educational quality, affordability, and alumni success. For more help finding a college that’s a great fit for you, visit the MONEY College Planner.

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