Safe to say this is something we locals have known for a long time. It's just nice to get some official reassurance from our local newspaper. See here what the Missoulian says about our snowy little city..

U.S. News & World Report has named the University of Montana one of the nation's best colleges for winter enthusiasts.

On a day when the Garden City awoke to four inches of fresh snow, maybe the news comes as no surprise to Missoulians.

UM is accompanied by seven other schools including the University of Colorado - Boulder, Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Middlebury College in Vermont and Sierra Nevada College near Lake Tahoe.

U.S. News & World Report, which releases college rankings on everything from the cost of tuition to student demographics, recognized UM for its "dogsled races, downhill skiing and cross-country skiing and snowmobiling all within a short distance of campus," wrote Ryan Lytle, the magazine's education web producer.

This is why I have no real intention of ever moving. Now, where is my shovel? Matter of fact, where is my car??