Ski Area Operations Programs
Educating the next generation of ski area professionals
Ski Area Operations AAS
Launch your career in the ski industry with the AAS in Ski Area Operations. You’ll gain real world and academic experience in ski patrol, lift maintenance, and snowmaking and grooming as you prepare to not only work in the industry but be a leader in it. CMC alumni often begin their careers in these areas of focus, and quickly advance into management roles.
Ropeway Mechanical Maintenance Technician Certificate: Level 1
Begin your career as a lift mechanic with this new intensive program at CMC and get straight to work at a ski area. For spring 2024, the intensive will be offered from mid-May through mid-June at the CMC Leadville campus. This 4-week program includes 12 college credits and gets students ready to start working as lift mechanics. Ski industry partners will work with CMC to support this program and hire strong students into their lift mechanic teams at the end of this intensive.