You could repair and tune cutting-edge equipment. You could consult with Olympic athletes and national teams. A certificate in Ski and Snowboard Shop Technology gives you the technical skills you need to score a job at a ski and snowboard shop. Become a gear expert at Colorado Mountain College and move on to an exciting job in the middle of the sport you love.
Gain technical skills in a ski resort town
Colorado Mountain College has an international reputation, with the only ski and snowboard business program of its kind. Worldwide business contacts through Colorado Mountain College can give you a great start in the snowsports industry. Accelerate your career with global contacts and experience that would take several years to build on the job.
You'll have valuable opportunities to work and network in the ski and rental shops of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
The program offers real-world experience with repairing and tuning equipment. You'll also learn how to properly fit boots and secure bindings. You'll be giving skiers the tools they need to have a safe, fun experience on the mountain.
Steamboat Springs is a great place to learn the trade. You'll find plenty of to put your technical skills to work.
Study ski and snowboard business at Colorado Mountain College in the international resort of Steamboat Springs. No other college offers this opportunity.
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Snowboard and ski jobs through Colorado Mountain College
With a certificate in Ski and Snowboard Technology from Colorado Mountain College, you'll have a better chance at finding a job in a resort town ski shop. Openings are competitive, especially in popular mountain destinations, so the more expertise you have, the better.
Colorado Mountain College prepares you to:
Tune, wax and repair skis and snowboards
Affix bindings of all kinds
Assist customers with safety and equipment information
The year-round outdoor recreation equipment retail business continues to grow with new career opportunities beyond ski industry jobs. The ski shop you work for in the winter might turn into a bike shop in the summer. With the change in season comes a new chance to put your knowledge to work.
Colorado Mountain College can give you the connections and the training to find ski related jobs and begin your career in snowsports.
“Colorado Mountain College gave me a good start in the right direction, and helped me to build a good base. The faculty would take your passions and teach you in the way that applied to you personally.”
Kenny Nault is the Global Freeride Director at Swix Sport AS and a professional board technician for athletes such as Shaun White and Chloe Kim.
“Skiing is my favorite thing to do and being able to make a career in the industry is a dream come true. Colorado Mountain College was a driving force in making my dream of shop ownership a reality. The program gave me the confidence to make a career in the ski industry. The best asset the program gave me was how to analyze the whole picture.”
Ian Downing opened his own shop, SlopeStyle Ski and Ride, in Montpelier, VT. He recently worked to develop an internet-based version of his shop, giving the company a nationwide reach to help the store stay financially viable, even in low snow seasons. He eventually hopes to branch out to multiple locations while still maintaining the feel of a local core ski shop.
“CMC was the best decision for my career in the winter sports business. I reference it as the start of my career, and have been fortunate to have been able to stay in Steamboat since relocating here to attend CMC.”
Marty Carrigan is the owner of Global Sales Guys, a full-service sales and marketing management agency. In his more than 25 years spent working in the winter, outdoor, and action sports businesses, he has represented and introduced many high profile brands, served as Vice President of Operations and Sales at Palmer Snowboards, and acted as consultant to CBS sports at two Winter Olympic games. He currently serves on the board of directors for Snowsports Industries America.