Careers in Ski Area Operations

Ninety percent of the graduates of the program have found employment within the first year

Preparing the World Cup coarse is just one of the many hands-on opportunities available.The Ski Area Operations program lets you learn about and work on your favorite part of the mountain! Our elective groups let you choose the area you’re most interested in, and prepare you for your dream job.

Ski Area Operations graduates are working throughout the world as

  • International ski area construction consultants
  • Mountain managers
  • Lift managers
  • Customer service and installation managers for major ski lift companies
  • Snowmaking managers
  • Sales representatives
  • Snow groomers
  • Grooming managers
  • Patrollers
  • Guides
  • Rental shop managers
  • Ski instructors
  • Entrepreneurs

Snowmaking equipment training

Impressive employment statistics after graduation

More than 90 percent of the graduates of the Ski Area Operations program have found jobs and careers in the field within the first year. Of these, 80 percent have advanced their employment status within the second or third year of their employment. Because of their broad knowledge of ski resort operations and management work, our graduates are promoted more quickly and often to higher positions than those who just learn on the job.

Bottom line? An affordable, practical education at Colorado Mountain College puts you ahead of the game.