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Ski Resort Management with Boyne Mountain Resort

Ski Resort Management

Certificate Program

Welcome to the exciting world of snow sports!  Skiing and snowboarding are staples of Michigan recreation and tourism in the winter months, especially in the beautiful landscapes of northern Michigan.  Careers in hospitality services supporting this industry abound and Ferris State University is excited to be offering an opportunity in partnership with Boyne Mountain Resort for high school students residing in this winter wonderland.  Junior and Seniors are invited to gain education and experience in the world of snow sports and Michigan hospitality in the most dynamic Ski Resort Management certificate program in Michigan. 

Since 2016, Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, MI has been the educational site for delivery of the Ferris State University Hospitality Management Program’s HSMG 302 Ski Recreation Management course.  In Fall 2021, we expanded our partnership by taking the entire Ski Resort Management Certificate north for delivery through a blend of online discovery and onsite education at Boyne Mountain Resort.  Students participating in this dual enrollment opportunity will complete four courses  designed to identify industry standards for hospitality service delivery and demonstrate knowledge of successful ski recreation operations specific to the acclaimed Michigan experience.  Onsite education is deeply enhanced as students become employees of Boyne Mountain Resort as ski and snowboard instructors in the Boyne SnowSports Academy and trained service professionals in resort operations.  With curriculum designed to blend structured online education with onsite work experience, this certificate delivers effective and fun engagement in learning for our students.

Students in the program will complete the following courses:

Additionally, students will have an opportunity to:

  • Become paid employees of Boyne Mountain Resort
  • Earn a 12 credit university certificate in Ski Resort Management
  • Gain important work experience and develop critical professional skills
  • Enjoy dynamic and hands on education to prepare them for work in a variety of career field

For more information, please contact Amy Dorey, Hospitality Management Program Director at [email protected] or (231) 591-2383.

Hospitality Management 302 Class

Camp Fire at Boyne Mountain Resort

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