SNU Tahoe student skis at Heavenly, a ski resort in South Lake Tahoe
Earn a ski resort management degree to prepare for a career on the slopes. SNU offers the nation's top four-year degree program for the mountain-resort industry.

Ski Area & Resort Management

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

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

Sierra Nevada University snowboarding winners at the USCSA (United States Collegiate Ski Association) championships.
Ski Business and Resort Management student soars over the snow at local Tahoe ski resort
Ski Business and Resort Management student takes a good look at the local resort in Tahoe

Learn Ski Area & Resort 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 into your classroom. The Presidents, CEOs, and CFOs in the winter resort industry answer your questions in person.

The career outlook is better than ever. You will have a resort management degree from the pre-eminent four year mountain resort program in the nation. As hundreds of second generation resort managers approach retirement, you will be ready 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 one of America’s best colleges for skiing and snowboarding. 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 prepared to work anywhere in the world! You’ll have an education, a resort master plan, and an impressive resume.

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.

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

 Sierra Nevada University hosts the Vail Resorts Speaker Series at SNU Tahoe

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.

Justin Spees
Chair, Department of Business

Tim Cohee
Program Chair, Ski Business and Resort Management
775.831.1314 x7480

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Sierra Nevada University's Business program offers majors in
Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Finance & Economics, Global Business Management,
and Ski Business & Resort Management