Accredited Terrain Park School Announces Schedule!

Hey you young guys that are always emailing me about a desire to go to school ON THE SLOPES check this out! Richard Rominger, who used to be around the High Country, is now at Schweitzer Mountain in Idaho.  He emailed me yesterday about this Accredited Terrain Park Management School that may be of interest to some.

College accredited Terrain Park Management School at Schweitzer Mountain
This is the first ever college-accredited program and it begins Spring 2006

Sandpoint, ID (date)  – Schweitzer Mountain Resort will offer what is believed to be the first ever college accredited Terrain Park Management Class through the North Idaho College Resort Management program.

Instructors Richard Rominger, Schweitzer’s Freestyle Terrain Manager and Dan Nylund, Schweitzer’s Freestyle Construction and Grooming Lead will teach students the proper techniques for building and maintaining terrain park features including documentation and decision-making processes critical to terrain park management. Students will understand how to design, build, and maintain a terrain park complete with a variety of jump and jib features keeping in mind flow, visibility, and accessibility.

“We wanted to start a freestyle terrain operations program specifically for those who want to work in terrain parks but have not yet obtained the work experience to set them apart from others when applying for jobs in this field,” explained Rominger, “So many young people want to be involved in the freestyle terrain industry and we hope to supply the industry with ready-to-work terrain park personnel.”

The features the students build will be showcased in their very own separate terrain park; essentially a field lab for the students.

The class will be offered annually in the spring semester for full-time registered students of North Idaho College located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Classes will take place in Sandpoint, Idaho and at Schweitzer Mountain Resort and will consist of classroom lecture and discussion as well as on-mountain workshops. Guest speakers will round out the subject on matters covering event production, liability and feature building.

More information can be found

About Schweitzer Mountain Resort –
Schweitzer Mountain Resort, one of the premier winter resorts in the Northwest, is situated in the Selkirk Mountains on the Idaho panhandle. Overlooking the town of Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille, Schweitzer Mountain has long been famous for its massive bowls and breathtaking views. Schweitzer is owned by New Schweitzer LLC, a Seattle-based investment group, and is currently in the process of a 10-year master plan process, which will see the transformation into a four-season destination resort.

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Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted more than 13,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.