C of I named a Top School for Skiers & Snowboarders

The College of Idaho has been featured as one of “America’s Best Colleges for Skiing and Snowboarding” by the website The C of I ranks No. 22 overall and is the only Idaho school on the national list of 25 colleges and universities. Featured schools were chosen based on proximity to resorts, affordability, accessibility, and the availability of student skiing and snowboarding clubs. 

Click here to see the full list of featured schools and read The College of Idaho’s online profile.

“The College of Idaho takes advantage of Idaho's geography and outdoor activities include backpacking, hiking, fly fishing, camping, snowshoeing, kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, and of course backcountry skiing,” the site wrote. “The men's and women's ski teams have won 48 individual and team national championships.”

The C of I is located less than one hour away from Bogus Basin Ski Resort in the Boise Foothills. Bogus Basin is the official training facility of the C of I ski team. Brundage Mountain, Tamarack Resort and Sun Valley Resort also are within easy driving distance for C of I students.

Throughout its 125-year history, The College of Idaho has leveraged its proximity to the outdoors to provide outstanding educational and recreational opportunities for students. The C of I ski team has a championship legacy on the slopes, the environmental studies and creative writing departments lead annual Winter Term excursions into the Sawtooth Mountain wilderness, and the student-led Outdoor Program provides guided trips and equipment rentals for students to enjoy Idaho’s world-class outdoor opportunities year-round.

The College of Idaho has a 125-year-old legacy of excellence. The C of I is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition and history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell, where its proximity both to Boise and to the world-class outdoor activities of southwest Idaho’s mountains and rivers offers unique opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.  For more information, visit