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What will I learn?

You already love the slopes and can’t get enough of the action, now you can take your passion to new career heights. Selkirk College's SROAM Program can help you become a top professional in this vibrant industry.

Based in Nelson, BC, you’ll be at the centre of epic mountain culture and have easy access to world-class ski resorts where you can sharpen your ski, snowboard and networking skills. Covering all aspects of ski resort operations, our program gives you a unique blend of management skills and industry knowledge to prepare you for lasting leadership roles. The curriculum contains specific industry course content not commonly available at post-secondary educational institutions.

Staying Ahead in a Changing Industry

The Ski Resort Operations and Management Program is reviewed annually by an advisory committee of senior ski industry representatives to ensure that content is current and that that graduates are equipped with the latest useful knowledge and skills.

The aim of this program is to accelerate the movement of graduates into supervisory and management level positions. The program relies heavily on the ski industry to provide direct exposure to virtually all aspects of indoor and outdoor operations. Close contact with industry operations is provided through field trip visits that introduce students to industry supervisory and management personnel.

Field trips provide students with first-hand exposure to all aspects of resort indoor and outdoor operations. Direct meetings with ski industry managers and supervisors at resorts visited give students a chance to explore job opportunities for their work semester and after graduation. Program graduates share their stories of building successful ski industry careers.

Get Professional Training

Lift, Grooming and Snowmaking Functions, Maintenance and Regulations
Tourism Marketing, Customer Service and Human Resources
Ski Area Construction, Risk Prevention and Management
Resort Communications and Organizational Leadership
Computers, Data Base Management and Web Design
Accounting, Budgeting and Business Management

Graduate Careers Include

Administration, Human Resource Management

Guest Services, Rental and Retail Operations

Sales, Marketing and Special Events

Cat and Heisting Operations

General Management

Ski Patrol and Avalanche Control

Snowmaking, Grooming and Terrain Park Operations

Lift Operations, Maintenance, Construction

Ski and Snowboard Schools

Which department am I in?

School of Hospitality and Tourism

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$8,918.00 (US$ 6,720) per year
Year 1 – Tuition: CAN $11,890, Total estimated cost: CAN $14,312.22 (Includes tuition, mandatory fees, student union fees, Books & Supplies); Year 2 – Tuition: CAN $5,945, Total estimated cost: CAN $7,650.57 (Includes tuition, mandatory fees, program fees, student union fees, Books & Supplies)
Start date

Expected September 2022


Tenth Street Campus (Nelson)

820 Tenth Street,


British Columbia (BC),

V1L 3C7, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have graduated from a BC Senior Secondary School or equivalent, or Be 19 years of age or older, or Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal, or Be considered by the Admissions & Standards Committee or Registrar to be capable of succeeding in college courses in view of your particular circumstances. English Language Proficiency Requirements: submission of a TOEFL score of IBT 80 or better; or submission of an IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 5.5 or better; or submission of an acceptable score on the Language Proficiency Index score of 4 or better.

For international students

Selkirk College's Admission Requirements:

Have graduated from a BC Senior Secondary School or equivalent, or

Be 19 years of age or over at the time of application, or

Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal

SROAM Academic Requirements

Any English course at the grade 12 level with a minimum of 67%. For international applicants, IELTS 6.5 overall band score (with no band less than 6.0), or equivalent on other internationally recognized English Language Proficiency Tests. If an international student applies with an IELTS of 6.0 overall score (with no band less than 5.5), then they would need to meet the requirements below.

Applicants who lack the specific English admission requirements may still gain admission to the program with the understanding that they will complete ENGL 66 Essential English with a minimum of 67% in the first year of their program. This course must be completed to be able to advance beyond 30 program credits.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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