Mountain Recreation Management

Mountain Recreation Management, B.S.

» Degree Requirements & Courses

  • Adventure Leadership
  • Mountain Resort Management
  • Recreation Resource Management

Live, work, and learn in the outdoors.

Lyndon’s Mountain Recreation Management Department’s mission is to create and maintain a caring environment in which to prepare leaders who are intellectually capable and competent in the management of recreation resources and in the delivery of leisure services. Students in these programs benefit from a professional core supported by a broad-based liberal arts foundation, which helps to improve critical thinking and communication skills. We place great value on experiential learning — the time spent in the field — so our students can get the jobs they love.

The Adventure Leadership concentration provides immersion in field experiences (climbing, paddling, backpacking, mountaineering, ice climbing, back country skiing/riding, challenge course facilitation) while taking academic courses in program planning, research and evaluation, risk management, and management that culminates in the expedition. During the Lyndon Experiential Adventure and Discovery (LEAD) semester, second year (sophomore) students spend 30 days in the field developing back country skills and offering leadership opportunities.

The Mountain Resort Management concentration has trained generations of students to be leaders in the winter-sport industry. Lyndon’s was the first four-year program of its kind in the nation and remains a key player to this day.

Experiential learning is supported by internships and expeditions, allowing students the opportunity to apply classroom learning to real-world situations. Our expeditions have gone to Kilimanjaro in Africa, the volcano Pico de Orizaba in Mexico, mountaineering in Ecuador and to the Sierra Nevada, multi-sport (mountain biking, canyoneering, climbing) in Utah, and back-country skiing in Utah and Newfoundland.

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