Ski Area Management Graduate Certificate

Colorado State University's online ski area management graduate certificate program teaches you the fundamentals to give you a competitive edge in the ski industry.

Why Study Ski Area Management?

If you find your calling in the mountains and want to make your living on the slopes, this online ski area management graduate certificate can help you turn your passion into a rewarding career. Whether you already work in the ski industry or aspire to do so, this program will provide you with the skills needed to succeed in all types of ski resort operations and management roles.

The ski industry is currently undergoing a generational shift, where many senior level managers are looking to retire, creating significant opportunities in the coming years for hard-working, forward-thinking individuals who have detailed management knowledge and expertise that is specific to the ski industry.

Meet this growing demand by learning how to:

  • Balance priorities and manage ski area operations that are sustainable on every level
  • Apply analytical skills to employ sound financial practices
  • Develop positive community and stakeholder relationships
  • Operate with the conservation of natural resources and protection of the alpine environment in mind

This program's flexible online format allows you to complete your coursework at times that are convenient for you, so you can live the life that you love and cultivate your career in a steadily growing and evolving market.

Apply credits toward your master's

You can apply up to six credits from this Ski Area Management certificate to our online Master of Tourism Management degree. See the Requirements and Curriculum page for details.

Tourism certificate in ski area management