Selkirk College SROAM Students Collaborate with Nelson Outfitters

Winter is right around the corner and visions of another epic ski season is steady in the mind of outdoor lovers.

To get locals in the mood, students in the Ski Resort Operations & Management Program are holding a window contest in downtown Nelson where one lucky shopper will win some gear for the months ahead.

West Kootenay winter sport enthusiasts have an eye on the sky and while you wait for the first flakes to fall, it’s time to get geared up.

Students in Selkirk College’s Ski Resort Operations & Management (SROAM) Program know this routine well. This week you will find second-year SROAMies creating displays in the windows of Baker Street businesses as part of their Retail Management course.

Students in the Selkirk College Ski Resort Operations & Management Program prepare to create exciting window displays in downtown Nelson. Check out the windows starting Friday at The Village Ski Hut, Ripping Giraffe, ROAM and Valhalla Pure Outfitters and vote on your favourite for a chance to win a $50 gift card at the participating business of your choice.

“Practicing classroom learning right in the community of Nelson is a fantastic opportunity for SROAM students to get real-world experience while making connections in the industry they are striving to be a part of,” says Selkirk College instructor Robyn Mitz.

As you head downtown for a fresh pair of goggles, a stylish new jacket or that snowboard of your dreams, stop by the Village Ski HutRipping GiraffeROAM and Valhalla Pure Outfitters for inspiration courtesy of SROAM students.

Starting Friday, shoppers have the chance to vote for which window display is best and win winter gear. Go to our online entry form and select the display that gets you the most excited for this year’s snow season. Students will win bragging rights and you will be entered into a draw for $50 from the participating business of your choice.

The Ski Resort Operations & Management Program covers all aspects of ski resort operations, giving students a unique blend of management skills and industry knowledge to prepare them for lasting leadership roles.