Ski and Snowboard Business

Begin a career on the slopes with a degree in Ski and Snowboard Business

Put your passion to work with a career in the snowboard and ski business! On the slopes and off, you'll be close to the sport you love and on top of the latest trends in design and equipment.
What makes Colorado Mountain College special:

  • Internationally recognized
  • The first program of its kind
  • Endorsed by the SnowSports Industries of America (SIA)
  • Solid relationships with national clothing and equipment manufacturers
  • Started with the help of Billy Kidd, Steamboat Ski Corporation's Director of Skiing and a legend in American skiing
  • Offers training in all areas, from repair to marketing and manufacturing.
  • Located in the international ski resort of Steamboat Springs

What will I learn?

Program Outcomes/Competencies

  • Analyze boot, ski and board problems and identify and initiate solutions.
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of tools and materials for Ski and Snowboard tuning.
  • Organize retail store layouts.
  • Use basic foot anatomy, physiology and bio-mechanics to properly fit ski and snowboard boots.
  • Explain material resource management and sourcing.

Where can I go from here?

A degree in Ski and Snowboard Business opens the door to a job in sales, management, equipment development, and more. You could own a ski shop or design cutting-edge equipment. You could consult with Olympic athletes and national teams. To enter the snowsports industry, you need specialized training in business and equipment. Colorado Mountain College gives you both.

  • Retail and wholesale sales
  • Retail operations management
  • Ski and snowboard shop management
  • Marketing for world-class resorts
  • Clothing and equipment design and development

SnowSports Industries America and CMC have created the first industry-wide certification and testing center for the snow sports industry.


Earn credits studying international business and film/promotion in Japan in January, 2019. See Study Abroad/Japan.

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Hands-On Experience with Nordica Sidecountry

Ski & Snowboard Business program students have the opportunity to participate in creating the Nordica Sidecountry line.

Nordica Partnership

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Get Certified with Snowsports Industries America

CMC students have the opportunity to participate in the first industry-wide snowsports certification and testing center. 

SIA Certification

Get Started in a Ski and Snowboard Business Career

Get an international start with a Ski Business Degree
Colorado Mountain College has an international reputation in the ski and snowboard business. International business contacts through Colorado Mountain College can give you a great start in the snowsports industry. Because our Ski and Snowboard Business program was the first of its kind, it is respected by industry professionals nationwide and overseas. With this international business reputation, you can make valuable contacts and gain experience that would take several years on the job.

Study Ski and Snowboard Business at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs. No other college offers such a well-known business program in an international resort setting.

Hands-on Experience in the Ski and Snowboard Business

Make connections through the SnowSports Industries of America
To secure ski industry jobs, you need to make business connections. Colorado Mountain College gives you valuable opportunities to work and network on the national and international scene.

From ski shows in Vail, Mammoth and Jackson Hole to Saas-Fee, Switzerland, our students get real-world experience with notable brands in epic locales. Prepare for a rewarding career in the sport you love!

The Ski and Snowboard Business program at Colorado Mountain College provides many opportunities to network with executives and managers on national and international levels.

Steamboat Springs provides many hands-on opportunities to learn the ski business. Students can complete their internship at one of the many ski and snowboarding retail, repair and rental businesses in town or on the mountain.