The nation's premier four-year degree program
for the mountain-resort industry.

Ski Area Management

B.S.B.A in Ski Business and Resort Management

Hit the books. Hit the slopes. Live your passion!

Sierra Nevada College snowboarding winners at the USCSA (United States Collegiate Ski Association) championships.


Learn Ski Area Management from the Best in the Business

SBRM Director Tim Cohee, resort owner/operator for nearly four decades, will be your classroom guide. Our guest speaker forum brings senior managers at the nation’s top resorts – the Presidents, CEOs, and CFOs in the winter resort industry – into your classroom to answer your questions.

Opportunities have never been better, with hundreds of second generation resort managers approaching retirement age. You, the graduate of the pre-eminent four year mountain resort degree in the nation, will be there to take over.

Meet Ski Business & Resort Management major Marissa Hushaw

Class of 2018 I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California thinking of myself as a "snowflake in the sand". When I started snowboard competition at 10, I competed against boys because there weren't enough girls. I love snowboarding and people, so I could not have picked a better school than SNC. . . . Read More

Accept the Challenge

Prepare for the life you want to lead at the “Best Snow College in the USA,” (US News and World Report). Whether your passion is hospitality, retail, ski & board schools, marketing, finance, or planning, we’ve got you covered.

Explore the innermost workings of the $3.5 billion ski industry through real-life case studies, debates, internships, and business plan competitions. Graduate with an education, a resort master plan, and a resume that prepares you to work anywhere in the world.

Meet Tomorrow’s Ski Industry Leaders

Recent SBRM graduates Andrew Hardy and Meagan Ballew (Northstar at Tahoe), Cameron Calvert (Squaw Valley), and Andrew Gauthier (Teton Gravity Research) discuss the advantages of the ski area management program with Tim Cohee.

Resort Internships & SBRM Alumni = Career Connections

Student internships are part of your active-learning experience, connecting the principles you learn in the classroom with current business practices. You will gain industry knowledge first-hand working at Lake Tahoe’s world-class resorts.

Our alumni are the founders and managers of ski resorts and the publishers of ski magazines. You’ll meet them in class and on the job, as you begin your career.



Our Snowsports Teams Dominate
  • 25+ USCSA National Championships
  • Diamond Peak Ski Area 2 minutes from campus


Vail Resorts Speaker Series

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

Your Ski Area Management Degree

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See the GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS > page for specific major course requirements.

Kendra Wong
Chair, Department of Business
775-831-1314 x7494

Tim Cohee
Program Chair, Ski Business and Resort Management
775-831-1314 x7480

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Begin your college education at Lake Tahoe Community College, then transfer into SNC’s LTCC program and graduate with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited private non-profit college without leaving South Lake Tahoe.

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Extension Center Academic Liason
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