Alterra Mountain Company & Colorado Mountain College Partner on Lift Maintenance Technician: Level 1."
This summer, 14 employees from US destinations were sponsored by Alterra Mountain Company to participate in Colorado Mountain College's pilot program course at Steamboat Resort, "Ropeway Mechanical Maintenance Technician: Level 1."
Lift Maintenance crews helped drive the curriculum, provide feedback for future courses, and students walked away more qualified to support ski resort operations this winter and beyond.
Hannah Barrego, Director of Operations at Alterra Mountain Company, says "Partnering with higher education to develop programs that solve real-world problems or gaps in the industry can help train staff, and by paying for their education we can show a long-term investment in personal growth and development that hadn't widely existed in the industry previously. We are excited to grow this program and partnership."