Westminster College has kicked off their 5th Annual Winter at Westminster program. Just imagine as a college student, spending a semester skiing or riding the Greatest Snow on Earth. Not only do you get waist deep fluff and networking with top professionals in the ski industry, but you're finishing a semester of college with a full load of classes.  Westminster College in Salt Lake City welcomes its widely popular Winter at Westminster (W@W) program. The study-abroad alternative for students across the country is accepting applications through December for the spring 2009 semester.

W@W challenges students academically as well as physically by allowing  them to ski or ride 50+ days, participate in a wide variety of winter recreation activities and take 12-16 transferable college credits to stay on track for graduation.

This year's activities include a full schedule of skiing/riding at nine first-class resorts, including The Canyons, Alta, Snowbird, Snowbasin, Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley, Solitude, Brighton, and Powder Mountain. The program also offers unique events like avalanche certification, Nordic jumping, yurt camping, and winter mountaineering to name a few. 

"Winter at Westminster not only offers great winter activities, it also hosts guest lectures and offers internships to students with professionals in the outdoor industry," said Liz Rogers, program coordinator. "Students will get the ultimate winter experience in this program."

The total cost for the W@W program, including one semester of tuition and fees at Westminster, room and board in on-campus housing, and the activity fee, is $17,564 - well below the average tuition for a single semester at many private institutions.  

Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college.  With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs to prepare students for success through active and engaged learning, and real world experiences.