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The Wilderness Program

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Another thing that really made me interested in St Mike's is the Wilderness Program. The offer a huge variety of programs, the most exciting being a $30 season pass to Smuggler's Notch! They even sponsor a bus that takes you there for free most weekends during the ski season. If you are just starting to ski or snowboard you can take a lesson for $15. Smuggs has plenty of trails and is only about 45 minutes away from campus. There are tons of great glades there and some great backcountry. You can even ski down the actual notch which I did for the first time this year. The terrain was a little more difficult than I am used to but it was an awesome experience!
The Wilderness Program also offers ice climbing, snowshoeing, telemark skiing, and backcountry skiing trips during the winter. These trip only cost $15 and include transportation, leaders and all the equipment you need! I went snowshoeing last year and had a blast. We climbed up the backside of Sugarbush and pretty much wen…

The Perfect Location

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When I first was planing what to write about on my blog I thought I would do a post on why I chose Saint Mike's, but then I realized that theres no way I could put that in one post. So now I'm going to do a series of posts discussing the major reasons I decided to come here. The first reason is the wonderful location.

Saint Michael's is located in Colchester, VT which is right next door to the college town of Burlington. There is always something to do in Burlington whether it be going to the Mardi Gras parade, going out to one of the many unique restaurants or just strolling along the waterfront on Lake Champlain. I never get sick of going into Burlington. I mean theres a Ben & Jerry's there so who would? We are even able to take the city bus right into Church St for free! There is a bus station on campus and I've never had to wait more than 10 minutes. Church St is a street that's closed to cars and has all kinds of shops and restaurants. It's kind o…

About Me

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Hi! I'm Mike and am a sophomore at Saint Michael's College. I'm a Biology major and Business minor. I'm from the small town of Dunstable, MA which is three hours away from St. Mike's. My time here has been flying by but I'm loving every minute of it!

I'm involved with: Green-Up (the environmental club on campus), LEAP (a retreat put on by Campus Ministry), the Wilderness Program, I'm a tour guide and I co-lead the Outdoor Volunteer Efforts (OVE) portion of MOVE which is our volunteer program on campus.
Things that I enjoy include: skiing, tennis, hiking, kayaking, any comedies, listening to music, the state of Vermont, fall, food (especially chocolate), cooking and going on random adventures. 
I can honestly say that my past two years here at SMC have been the best years of my life. People are always friendly and helpful, there is never a dull moment and I get to enjoy the scenery of Vermont. I hope that my future posts give you some insight as to why I co…