Founded in 1893, Western Washington University is the northernmost university in the contiguous United States and one of the nation’s top Green Colleges. It’s located in Bellingham and is one of the six public universities in the state of Washington. WWU sits 50 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia, and less than one-hour drive to 10,778ft Mount Baker and North Cascades Mountain Range, the most popular ski areas in the region. The WWU Associated Students’ Outdoor Center offers a variety of outdoor-related activities and opportunities for all students, faculty, and the community. Skiing and snowboarding are some of the most popular and most successful winter sporting activities at WWU.