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Join a close-knit community of unique students and inspiring faculty learning and exploring together.
Study environmental science in Lake Tahoe. Join the Business Plan competition. Work with published authors. Do your own original research. Make art in spacious open studios.
Live surrounded by the beauty of the Lake Tahoe basin and the Sierra Nevada range.

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Image of snow monkeys with their babies on their backs strolling down a street in Shiga Kogen Japan
Japanuary 2018 – See & Ski Japan

Historic temples, Japanese pop culture, powder skiing, snow monkeys in the hot springs, and the World Peace Buddha on a fine arts travel course to Japan.

Graduates from Sierra Nevada College's low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program on the SNC campus
Five Years of Creative Writing

Students and alumni of SNC's low-residency MFA programs in Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary Arts are making their mark on the creative landscape.

Images of SNC Professor Rick Normington at his retirement party and in his youth
Rick Normington

“Every student I can assist to have a more fulfilling life, well, that is something that will live on and have an impact after I can’t teach anymore.”

Skiier Travis Ganong training for the 2018 Winter Olympics in La Parva, Chile, in August 2017
Travis Ganong – “Road to Pyeongchang” 1

Elite downhill ski racer and Ski Business and Resort Management major Travis Ganong blogs about his quest for Olympic excellence at the 2018 winter games.


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