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  • Blaze your own career trail in the ski industry.
    Blaze your own career trail in the ski industry.

    You’ll be at the centre of epic mountain culture, with easy access to world-class resorts.

  • This could be the view from your new office.
    This could be the view from your new office.

    Field trips allow you to see breathtaking views, while you learn.

  •  A different kind of 'board meeting'.
    A different kind of 'board meeting'.

    Selkirk College students get first-hand exposure to virtually every aspect of ski area operations.

  • Find a wicked career that fits your lifestyle.
    Find a wicked career that fits your lifestyle.

    Our program uniquley blends management skills with industry knowledge.

Program At-A-Glance

Length of Study: 
2-Year
Accreditation: 
Diploma
Campus: 
Tenth Street, Nelson

Glen Bradley's SROAM

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Winter is right around the corner and visions of another epic ski season is steady the mind of outdoor lovers. To get locals in the mood, students in the Ski Resort Operations & Management Program are holding a window contest in downtown Nelson where one lucky shopper will win some gear for the months ahead.

Winter is right around the corner in the West Kootenay and visions of another epic ski season is steady in the mind of outdoor lovers. To get locals in the mood, students in the Ski Resort Operations & Management Program are holding a window contest in downtown Nelson where one lucky shopper will win some gear for the months ahead.

Selkirk College will award ski industry veteran Steve Paccagnan at the upcoming Graduation 2017 ceremony at the Castlegar Campus with the Distinguished Alumnus honour to recognize his excellence in advancing outdoor recreation in Canada.

Selkirk College will award ski industry veteran Steve Paccagnan at the upcoming Graduation 2017 ceremony at the Castlegar Campus with the Distinguished Alumnus honour to recognize his excellence in advancing outdoor recreation in Canada.

As the winter recreation season enters its final stage, first-year Ski Resort Operations & Management Program students are set to celebrate a family friendly day of activities and prizes at Whitewater Ski Resort with the SROAMazing Race.

As the winter recreation season enters its final stage, first-year Ski Resort Operations & Management Program students are set to celebrate a family friendly day of activities and prizes at Whitewater Ski Resort with the SROAMazing Race.http://selkirk.ca/program/ski

Selkirk College Formalizes Cooperation with Leader in Chinese Ski Resort Industry

Selkirk College has formalized its relationship with AXIS Leisure Management Ltd, a leader in China’s on-the-verge ski resort industry, strengthening its role as a player in the vast opportunity existing in the changing country.

First-year Ski Resort Operations & Management Program students embarked on a thrilling field trip Selkirk Snowcat Skiing north of Meadow Creek in late-January to complete an avalanche training course and get a peek at one of the province's outstanding outdoor destinations.

First-year Ski Resort Operations & Management Program students embarked on a thrilling field trip Selkirk Snowcat Skiing north of Meadow Creek in late-January to complete an avalanche training course and get a peek at one of the province's outstanding outdoor destinations.

Selkirk College’s Bob Falle Honoured with Canadian Ski Council Lifetime Achievement Award

Selkirk College congratulates Bob Falle, Chair of the School of Hospitality & Tourism on his lifetime achievement award given to him by the Canadian Ski Council. The honour is well deserved as the industry veteran has dedicated his career to championing the sport of skiing and snowboarding along with the Ski Resort Operations & Managment program at the college.

After more than 35 years on the floor of one of the world’s most recognized hotel chains, David MacGillivray is bringing his wealth of knowledge and experience to Selkirk College.

After a long and illustrious career with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, David MacGillivray is leaving the luxury hotel chain to teach students of the Resort & Hotel Management and Post Graduate Hospitality Management programs at Selkirk College. MacGillivray brings tremendous experience and is excited for the next chapter in his life as part of a program he regards highly for delivering outstanding graduates.

What Students Say

Ben Evoy - SROAM Graduate 2015, Rental & Retail Manager & Aerial Park Supervisor at Snow Valley Ski Club
SROAM is a great way to fully understand how the ski /tourism industry works. I definitely have a new respect for the process behind this industry. This biggest skill I’ve learned is the thought process. There is so much to think about when it comes to attracting new potential skiers/riders!
Ben Evoy - SROAM Graduate 2015, Rental & Retail Manager & Aerial Park Supervisor at Snow Valley Ski Club
Ryan Lachapelle - SROAM Alumnus, 2012 Selkirk College Valedictorian
The SROAM program allowed me to meet a wide variety of people in the industry and now I have connections at virtually all resorts in Canada. The program is an amazing gateway to getting your foot in the door, meeting like-minded people and seeing which area of the ski industry best suits you. And, yeah the instructors are pretty rad too...once a hardcore ski bum, always a hardcore ski bum!
Ryan Lachapelle - SROAM Alumnus, 2012 Selkirk College Valedictorian
SROAM is not only an incredible stepping stone into the snow industry but also a stepping stone into the business world.
Katherine Seleski - SROAM alumna
Jordana Holloway
The two year program was jammed packed with great courses and amazing field trips, not to mention being located in Nelson and having Whitewater Ski Resort at your doorstep made the whole experience unforgettable!
Jordana Holloway, SROAM alumna
Peter Rothery - SROAM Alumnus
Through the SROAM Program I was able to develop a good understanding of all the departments that run on the ski hill. This helped me better understand the different roles of other departments and because of this, I have been able to create better cross department relationships. I have become a respected and recognized person on the mountain.
Peter Rothery - SROAM Alumnus
Mike Adams is an alumni graduate
RECIPIENT OF THE 2011 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD Ski Resort Operations and Management alumnus was presented with Selkirk College’s Distinguished Alumni Award at this year’s Graduation Ceremony.
- Mike Adams Ski Resort Operations and Management, Distinguished Alumni Award 2011 Graduate. Current job and location is unknown.
Ryan Stimming graduated from the SROAM program
When I look back on my accomplishments in the industry, the three things which helped me the most were dedication, optimism and my SROAM diploma.
Ryan Stimming – 2003 Ski Resort Operations and Management alumnus, Risk Manager in Mountain Operations at Panorama Mountain Village near Invermere, BC