Snow Resort Fundamentals Make your living doing what you love! Paid co-op work term. Lots of hands-on opportunities. Field trips. Great industry connections.

General information

Program code
2 Semesters, plus 1 work term (1 Year)
Ontario College Certificate
Work integrated learning
1 Co-op Work Term

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie

Program description

Snow Resort Fundamentals is for people who love to ski or snowboard and want to explore opportunities to work in the snow resort industry. Students develop a foundation of skills and knowledge they can use to find success at snow resorts, in other fields or in further studies. Students are also exposed to healthy, active ways of living, adventure, challenge and variety, and connectedness with the outdoors. The program is closely aligned with snow industry partners who offer one paid co-op work placement in the winter as well as hands-on learning opportunities during the off-season periods. Students who successfully complete the certificate may transfer to the two year Snow Resort Operations (SRO) diploma program.

Career opportunities

Graduates may find work as Snow School Instructors, Terrain Park staff, Lift Attendants, Events staff, Rental Attendants, Retail Sales Associates and Marketing Assistants. Many graduates work full-time seasonally in the snow resort industry in combination with a complementary summer occupation.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:


Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

Admission details

Applicants are invited to attend an information session or pre-arrange a visit to the Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation area of Georgian College.


Mandatory courses

  • COMP 1003 - Microcomputer Applications (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • SKIR 1001 - Resort Profit Centres (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • SKIR 1002 - Resort Design Concepts (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • SKIR 1008 - Snow Resort Operations Skills (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • Communications Courses (Semester 1 / hours)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • General Education Courses (Semester 1 / hours)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 1000 - Introduction to Marketing (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • SKIR 1004 - Snow Safety (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • SKIR 2003 - Programs and Events (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • Communications Courses (Semester 2 / hours)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • General Education Courses (Semester 2 / hours)
  • Select 1 general education course from the list during registration. (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • Program Option Courses (Semester 2 / hours)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COOP 1019 - Ski Resort Work Term 1 (occurs after Semester 1) (Semester 2 / 560 hours)