Ropeway Maintenance Technician Certificates
Ropeway Maintenance Technician Certificates at CMC
CMC offers opportunities to gain an industry endorsed Ropeway Maintenance Technician Level 1 Certification in intensive and hybrid formats. The Level 1 Certificate aligns to the NSAA’s Lift Maintenance Resource Guide’s Level 1 Lift Mechanic Guidelines and learning outcomes.
New in 2024
In spring 2024, we're offering an intensive program meant to rapidly train students and get them straight to work on the mountain. Offered from mid-May through mid-June at the CMC Leadville campus, the four-week program includes 12 college credits and gets students ready to start working as lift mechanics. Ski industry partners will work with CMC to support this program and hire strong students into their lift mechanic teams at the end of this intensive.
This program is also offered in a remote option. Coursework is taught by CMC instructors in real time online classroom experience, and lab work is carried out on the job each week through an agreement with an employee’s home mountain. Students or mountains interested in this option can indicate interest and work with CMC to set up this unique learning opportunity. It does require close collaboration between the employee’s mountain and CMC to facilitate the lab-based portion of the learning.
The Ropeway Maintenance Technician program is affiliated with a number of ski industry professional organizations to enhance our students' understanding of this industry. The following is a list of professional memberships:
- NSAA - National Ski Areas Association (Member) - A professional organization for ski areas and ski area equipment supplies.
- CSCUSA - Colorado Ski Country USA (Member) - Marketing and education for member Colorado ski areas.
- RMLA - Rocky Mountain Lift Association (Member) - Education and networking of passenger tramway operators.
- SAVMI - Ski Area Vehicle Maintenance Institute (Member) - Education and networking for ski area vehicle maintenance departments.