Inside the Ropeway Maintenance Technician Program at CMC
The Ropeway Maintenance Technician program is part of America’s premier ski area management program
America’s premier college-level ski area management program is located at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville. Several major resorts are training their employees using Ropeway Maintenance Technician apprenticeships and certificates. Within an hour’s drive of eight major ski resorts, the Ropeway Maintenance Technician program has working relationships with many ski areas in Colorado and beyond. The following ski areas use the Ropeway Maintenance Technician program:
- Beaver Creek Resort (Mechanical Job)
- Keystone (Mechanical and Electrical)
- Vail Mountain (Mechanical and Electrical Work)
- Aspen Mountain (Electrical)
- Arapahoe Basin (Mechanical Work)
- Crested Butte Mountain Resort (Mechanical)
- Snowmass (Mechanical)
- Winter Park (Mechanical)
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.