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

Program at a Glance

Degree: Ski and Snowboard Business AAS and Certificate

COST PER CREDIT: $62 In-district
$127 In-state
$429 Out-of-state

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SnowSports Industries America and CMC have created the first industry-wide certification and testing center for the snowsports industry.  Learn More


Questions? 800-621-8559

Study Ski/Snowboard Business in Japan!

Earn credits studying international business and film/promotion in Japan in January, 2018. See Study Abroad/Japan



See the Gainful Employment Disclosure: Ski and Snowboard Business Certificate

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