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

Ski Business and Resort Management

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


Learn Ski Area Management from the Best in the Business

SBRM Program Director Tim Cohee, with 30 years experience owning and managing ski resorts, will be your classroom guide.

Our guest speaker forum draws from over 40 top level managers at the nation’s top resorts. The Presidents, CEOs, and CFOs in the mountain resort industry will be in your classroom answering your questions.

Accept the Challenge

Prepare yourself for the life you want to lead at the “Best Snow College in the USA,” (US News and World Report). Expose yourself to the real-world inner workings of the $3.5 billion ski industry through rigorous 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) discusses the advantages the 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, on the job, and 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

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Tim Cohee
Program director for Ski Business and Resort Management
775-831-1314 x7449

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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.