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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.

  • 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.

  •  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.

Program At-A-Glance

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

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The only post-secondary program of its kind in Canada, the Ski Resort Operations & Management Program on Nelson's Tenth Street Campus provides learners with the education, skills and training to succeed in an exciting industry. Thanks to Swiss-based Fatzer, students finding out more about ski lift maintenance now have haul rope samples that match leading edge technology at today's resorts.

The only post-secondary program of its kind in Canada, the Ski Resort Operations & Management Program on Nelson's Tenth Street Campus provides learners with the education, skills and training to succeed in an exciting industry. Thanks to Swiss-based Fatzer, students discovering more about ski lift maintenance now have haul rope samples that match leading edge technology at today's resorts.

The Selkirk College Ski Resort Operations & Management Program is a leader in Canadian snowsports education, providing exciting career opportunities for gradautes. To keep both faculty and students connected to the industry, the SROAM Advisory Board stopped by the Tenth Street Campus for its annual meeting.

The Selkirk College Ski Resort Operations & Management Program is a leader in Canadian snowsports education, providing exciting career opportunities for graduates. To keep both faculty and students connected to the industry, the SROAM Advisory Committee stopped by the Tenth Street Campus for its annual meeting.

Second-year students in the Ski Resort Operations & Management Program are gearing up for winter and taking learning outside the classroom with a window display contest that is offering up a chance to win gear from a Nelson downtown retail partner.

Second-year students in the Ski Resort Operations & Management Program are gearing up for winter and taking learning outside the classroom with a window display contest that is offering up a chance to win gear from a Nelson downtown retail partner.

With time ticking on the West Kootenay ski season, first-year students in the Selkirk College Ski Resort Operations & Management Program are celebrating outdoor culture with the annual SROAMazing Race. Open to all fresh air lovers, it promises to be an awesome day at Whitewater Ski Resort.

With time ticking on the West Kootenay ski season, first-year students in the Selkirk College Ski Resort Operations & Management Program are celebrating outdoor culture with the annual SROAMazing Race. Open to all fresh air lovers, it promises to be an awesome day at Whitewater Ski Resort.

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.

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.

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.

What Students Say

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
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.
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
Dan Wilson, Ski Resort Operations & Management grad
Dan loves the slopes and made it his career becoming a SROAMie at Selkirk College. Originally from Barrie, Ontario, Dan first began working in the ski and snowboard industry as a liftie at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
Dan Wilson, Ski Resort Operations & Management grad
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
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