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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

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.

Program at a Glance

Degree: Ski and Snowboard Business (AAS)

Locations: Steamboat Springs

Cost: $57/credit-hour (in-district), $317/credit-hour (out-of-state)
See tuition information below


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What Ski & Snowboard Business Careers are available?

Graduates of the Colorado Mountain College Ski and Snowboard Business program have secured exciting ski-related jobs around the world in:

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

Many own their businesses. Others direct the development of new ski and snowboard products for companies such as Palmer Snowboards, Christy Sports and Unity Snowboards. They work with Olympic athletes, as consultants to national teams, and at international competitions. Some rise to a career in upper-level management.

The year-round outdoor recreation equipment retail business continues to grow with new career opportunities beyond ski industry jobs.

Colorado Mountain College can give you the connections and the training to find ski-related jobs and begin your career in snowsports.

What classes will I take?

How much is tuition?

Don’t go deep into debt. Find your affordable education here! Colorado Mountain College tuition is one of the lowest in Colorado, and is lower than in-state tuition in many other states. See more tuition information and net price calculators.
Tuition Rates for this program

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
In-District $57 $855
In-State $100.50 $1,507.50
Out-of-State $317 $4,755

Special Tuition Rates at CMC

You may qualify for a significant tuition discount at Colorado Mountain College.

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
Vets & Military Families $57 $855
CMC Service Area $97 $1,455
Western States (WUE) $150.75 $1,586.25