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Ski Area Management Graduate Certificate

Certificate Overview

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.

Earn your ski area management certificate online

Colorado State University's online ski resort management certificate prepares you with the fundamentals for a competitive edge in the ski industry.

Build a career that fits your lifestyle

If you find your calling in the mountains and want to make your living on the slopes, this online ski area management 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.

Take advantage of growing opportunities

The ski industry is currently undergoing a generational shift, where many senior-level managers are looking to retire. This will create 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.

Study anytime, anywhere

This certificate 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 degree

You can apply up to six credits from this ski area management certificate to CSU's online Master of Tourism Management degree. See the Requirements and Curriculum page for details.