The nation's only four-year B.S.B.A. degree focused on the mountain-resort industry.

Ski Business and Resort Management


Internship with local resorts = career connections

Work in your field at world-class resorts and gain industry knowledge first-hand. Student internships are part of your active-learning experience connecting principles from the classroom with current business practices. Our alums are publishers of ski magazines, founders of ski resorts—managing marketing, operations, and all aspects of resort management. You’ll meet them in class, on the job, and when you begin your career.


Learn from the Best

Imagine guest speakers in your classroom: Presidents, CEO’s, and CFO’s answering your questions. Stop imagining. The guest speaker forum draws from over 40 general managers and department heads of the nation’s top resorts. With over 30 years of owning and managing ski resorts, Tim Cohee is in your classroom teaching you how to do it. Students graduate prepared to enter any resort industry on a management level.

Accept the challenge to live your passion

We challenge you on and off the slopes to step-up and be present in your education. We promise to inspire your passion and prepare you for the life you intend to lead. And Ski Business and Resort Management is one of the most complicated business models in hospitality—if you can tackle this, you can do anything. You will be engaged through rigorous case studies, debates, internships, and business plan competitions.

Hit the books, Hit the slopes

“Best snow college in the USA,” says US News and World Report.

Our ski, snowboard, and freestyle teams dominate

  • Ski & Snowboard Team = 25+ USCSA National Championships
  • Our ski team has established a long standing tradition of excellence and Olympic racers. The snowboard team has won 4 consecutive USCSA National Championships.
  • Diamond Peak, the team’s home mountain, is 2 minutes from campus.

Get Educated

Expose yourself to the real-world inner workings of the $3.5 billion ski industry

Graduate with an education, a resort master plan, and a resume that prepares you to work anywhere in the world, even for yourself.


Vail Resorts Speaker Series

Top executives and managers share experiences and advice with SBRM students.

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Tim Cohee
Program director for Ski Business and Resort Management
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Lower Division Business Core

Students must take Math 251 (Statistics) to fulfill their General Education math requirement.

ACCT 204 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 205 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 101 Principles or Microeconomics 3
ECON 102 Principles or Microeconomics 3
GBUS 291, ENGL 240, or 304 Business Writing, Intro to Journalism or Advanced Composition 3
MGMT 260 Principles of Management 3
MKTG 201 Introduction to Marketing 3
Total Credits  21
Upper Division Business Core
BLAW 360 Business Law 3
INTB 320 Global Business Environment 3
INTB 370 Leadership in a Global Environment 3
INTB 417 Global Operations Management 3
BFIN 351 Corporate Finance 3
MGMT 430 Business Strategy 3
Total Credits 18
Business Concentration - Recommended for Graduate
(choose 9 credits of Upper Divisions Business Electives)

Ski Business & Resort Management Requirements

SBRM 315 Introduction to Ski Business 3
SBRM 325 Resort Profit Center Management 3
SBRM 330 Resort Marketing & Sales 3
SBRM 390/490 Internship I/II 2
SBRM 450 Case Studies in the America Ski Industry 3
SBRM 460 Resort General Management 3
SBRM 475 Senior Capstone: Resort Master Planning 3
Total Credits 20

*Requirements listed above are based off the 2015-2016 Catalog, for other information check past catalogs or graduation requirements.