Prospective college students who have begun the search for their future home may take many factors into account: academic prestige, retention rates, and tuition, to name a few. Life outside of the classroom is an important aspect of the college experience, too, and many students desire a university with a vibrant winter atmosphere—and a lot of snow.

“The snow is beautiful and it adds variety,” says Arielle Brill, a senior at the University of Colorado—Boulder. “I love that I get to do things outside [during the winter] that my friends in Florida can’t do.”

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