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Ski and Snowboard Business (AAS)

Picture of students earning their Ski and Snowboard Business (AAS) degree at CMC.As the snow-sports industry has grown, so has the need for technically trained professionals with strong leadership, management, and communication skills. The Ski & Snowboard Business program was designed with help from Billy Kidd, former Olympic medalist and World Cup champion. Kidd and others who are deeply involved in today's snow-sports industry developed the program to offer careers in specialized retail and wholesale businesses which supply ski and snowboarding clothing and equipment. Snow-sports related careers include retailing, manufacturing, marketing and sales. The AAS degree courses fulfill many of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration .  Please see your adviser.  Additionally, Colorado Mountain College and Western State Colorado University have signed an agreement that allows students in the Ski and Snowboard Business degree to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in Marketing. Please consult with your adviser about requirements for this option.

Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses within this degree. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence in which you can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details, please see the Academic Placement and Testing  section.

Graduates of the program will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Ski & Snowboard Business. Your adviser will help you develop a schedule that meets your academic needs.

The Ski & Snowboard Business Degree is offered at Alpine Campus - Steamboat Springs.

CMC also offers certificates in Ski and Snowboard Business , Ski and Snowboard Shop Technician , Professional Ski and Snowboard Guide , and Ski and Snowboard Marketing Media Manager .

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General Education & Business Requirements

(21-22 Credits)

Program Requirements

The following courses fulfill the program requirements for the AAS Degree in Ski & Snowboard Business ; additionally, these courses comprise the Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Ski & Snowboard Business . They are also the emphasis area of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration  (BSBA) degree when used in conjunction with those requirements. Please work with your adviser on course selection to fulfill degree requirements in order to move seamlessly from the certificate to the AAS Ski & Snowboard Business and into the BSBA with an emphasis in Ski & Snowboard Business.

(21-22 Credits)

Advised Electives

(16-18 Credits)


Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credit Hours Required (60)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (975)

BSBA Electives for Ski and Snowboard Business Emphasis

Students planning to pursue the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration   from Colorado Mountain College should plan to take the following electives for a Ski and Snowboard Business Emphasis.


◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Note:  Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via distance learning (IVS, hybrid, or online).

For more information see Degree & Certificate Descriptions & Requirements  .