This Colorado State University online program is the ticket to your ski industry dreams

This Colorado State University online program is the ticket to your ski industry dreams

Working in the ski industry is like a dream come true. Not only do you get to be passionate about your career, but you can also create a difference in a community you care about, day in and day out. Finding your way into the scene isn’t all that easy, though; it’s made up of an elite group of people, and requires in-depth knowledge that’s not easy to come by…

Enter Colorado State University’s online Graduate Certificate in Ski Area Management. Comprised of six eight-week courses—nine months total—the program gives students keen insight into the industry, with content coming from ski area managers and industry stalwarts across North America.

The program provides students with the skills and know-how to:

• Successfully make strategic management decisions
• Assess environmental impact and policy
• Improve operational efficiency
• Inform capital budgeting
• Manage stakeholder relations
• Balance priorities and demands of operating in a pristine alpine environment

This could be you… “On the job.”

According to insiders, the ski industry is currently experiencing an exodus of senior level managers due to retirement, and there’s need for a fresh batch of hungry skiers out there who want to get their foot in the door. In other words, there’s no better time than now to see what CSU has to offer. Just ask the veteran folks, below.

“The Ski Area Management Graduate Certificate provides a unique, holistic view of ski area operations, differentiating graduates and positioning them very well for personal career growth within the industry. It is a one-of-a-kind program.”
– Mark Gasta, former Executive VP of Vail Resorts, CSU Faculty

“It’s great to have people that come into our organizations who not only have the basis of understanding and managing a natural resource, but it’s also terrific to have that complemented with the business acumen that can be developed through the ski area management program. I think it’s an appropriate, if not great, convergence.”
– Andy Wirth, President and CEO Squaw Valley Ski Holdings

Thanks to the fact that this program is entirely online and broken up into six separate classes taken one at a time, anyone can pull it off with the right mindset. So, if you want to turn your passion into a career, don’t hesitate and click the button, below, to learn more about what you can do at CSU.

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