Teach and ski?
December 23, 2010 4:18 PM   Subscribe

Looking for business courses near ski resorts, anywhere in the world.

Help my friend with a dream...


It would be fantastic to teach some business courses in a beautiful winter sports location. So, help out with the fantasy...

He's looking for

- schools that teach business courses (community college is okay, but four-year schools or graduate business schools are even better)

- that are near ski resorts (within about 1/2 hour drive or train ride)

- anywhere in the world

These should be accredited classes, taught in person, at a recognized university. Prestige is unimportant, as is language (he speaks a few), institutional affiliation, etc.

Assume full qualifications, the right to work, pay rate is unimportant, getting the job, etc.

Thanks for help with the dream...
posted by alternateuniverse to Education (12 answers total)
Oh, sorry -- economics is also good, so I guess any liberal arts college with an economics department would work. Oops!
posted by alternateuniverse at 4:22 PM on December 23, 2010

Geneva or Lausanne (Switzerland), Grenoble or Annecy (France) could all fit the bill. Might be a tiny bit more than 1/2 hour to the better resorts, but very doable.
posted by jontyjago at 4:44 PM on December 23, 2010

posted by fshgrl at 4:53 PM on December 23, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder
posted by milqman at 5:09 PM on December 23, 2010

Any school in Vermont, New Hampshine...
posted by k8t at 5:19 PM on December 23, 2010

Boulder is NOT 1/2 hour away from skiing- it is 2 from breckenridge and an hour from echo/eldora
(which are tiny).
posted by TheBones at 6:14 PM on December 23, 2010

Salt Lake City
posted by prenominal at 6:32 PM on December 23, 2010

Do you care about the size or quality of the ski mountain? Likewise the size or quality of the school? If you answer no to both, there will be literally dozens if not hundreds of choices (although the half hour requirement might be tough as a lot the big mountain resorts aren't exactly in well populated (and thus college served) areas.
posted by mmascolino at 8:46 PM on December 23, 2010

Anchorage too, though its more of a 45 minute to am hour drive to Alyeska resort.
posted by fshgrl at 10:22 PM on December 23, 2010

To clarify, there's a hill right in town (hillside) but its small and another 15 minutes outside of town (arctic valley) which is also small (but very cool). Alyeska is the closest big hill and its great.
posted by fshgrl at 10:25 PM on December 23, 2010

mmascolino -- care more about the quality of the skiing than the school, for this hypothetical. The half-hour requirement is the real constraint.

Just looking on a map isn't enough, because sometimes places that look very close to mountains are actually quite far away in terms of travel time.
posted by alternateuniverse at 3:48 AM on December 24, 2010

Colorado Mountain College has locations in Steamboat Springs, Aspen, Dillon and Breckenridge (All large and fantastic ski areas).

There are some colleges in Ogdan, UT that looks physically close to Snowbasin (home of the 2002 Olympic downhill) but I've never been so I can't how long the mountain roads will take to traverse in winter.

And really, that's the trick for you if you really had a hard 30 minute limit. Eventhough SLC is very unique in the US for being a large city right near an abundance of skiing, the skiing is still up in the mountains where very few people live. Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton are all located in canyons that are essentially barren save for a little bit of tourist infrastructure. Getting to these places from SLC proper will take a huge bite out of your 30 minute budget. For SLC, you might try Park City on the other side of the mountain range since it is a small town that butts up against three resorts (Park City Mountain, Deer Valley and The Canyons). I can't however imagine what it will cost to live anywhere near the mountains however.

Good luck in (theoretically) living the dream.
posted by mmascolino at 7:33 AM on December 24, 2010

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