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About Winter at Westminster

Why Winter at Westminster?

There is no other college semester program in the world like Winter at Westminster—a winter program with the perfect balance between the rigors of college and the passion for skiing and snowboarding. College students from all over the country enroll at Westminster College as full-time visiting students. They earn 12–16 transferable credits while riding 70+ days at seven world-class resorts located within 30 minutes of campus. Current Westminster students can also participate in the program.

Click Here To Apply if you are an out-of-state student.

Click here to Apply if you are a current Westminster student.

Experience for yourself why they call Utah’s powder “The Greatest Snow on Earth!”

Yes, it’s the program that you’ve always wanted, but never knew existed!

Winter at Westminster allows you to arrange the ultimate class schedule, balancing mid-week skiing and snowboarding  with earning transferable credits that will keep you on track for graduation from your home college or university.

No class on Fridays—you’ll be ripping it up in Utah’s famous powder!

Beyond just a season pass (although all Winter at Westminster students are given a season pass— choose between Canyons, Snowbird or Alta), this program also introduces you to new winter experiences including backcountry touring, avalanche awareness certification, bobsled, not-to-be-missed winter yurt camping, snowmobiling, and more.  In addition, you will network with many outdoor industry leaders and entrepreneurs at the Lecture & Learn series. And if that isn't enough, there are internship opportunities with leading outdoor companies awaiting you. A perfect semester—ride 70-plus days during this semester and still get a fantastic education!

Westminster College’s campus is located just 30 minutes from 7 world-class resorts!

College students make their pilgrimage here each January, drawn by the program’s work-hard, ride-hard culture. Visiting students enroll at Westminster College, one of the West’s academic powerhouses, for the spring semester (January–April), as full-time students. Students get help from a dedicated advisor to choose from over 525 classes that will satisfy your academic requirements, transfer to your home-school, and maximize your time on the slopes!

Westminster College is as serious about education as you are about an epic powder day!

Winter at Westminster is a semester program offered by Westminster College, the only private, comprehensive liberal arts college in Utah. We have been consistently ranked as a top tier institution by U.S.News & World Report and we were named one of the Princeton Review’s “Best 376 Colleges".

Students from a variety of colleges and universities across the country have participated in Winter at Westminster. Here is a partial list:


Azusa Pacific University Bethel College
BYU- Hawaii Canisius College
Fitchburg State College Ithaca College
Long Island University Southhampton Messiah College
Montana State University Montreat College
Mount St. Mary College Occidental College
Peninsula College Roger Williams University
Saddleback College Santa Monica College
State University of New York at Albany SUNY Maritime College
University of Denver University of Minnesota: Twin Cities
University of New York at Albany University of Vermont
University of Wisconsin University State of NY Regents College
University of Pittsburg West Virginia University
Whitman College  



Straight from the Horse's Mouth

"Winter at Westminster has been unreal. If you were to have told me earlier this year that I would be spending a semester in Utah, riding fresh powder, weekend camping in a yurt, trying Nordic jumping and backcountry skiing, I wouldn't have believed you. This experience has been incredible!"

Meagan Thornton, Winter at Westminster '05
Home Institution: Occidental College, CA