The material covered in Ski Area Budgeting and Business Management will assist students in evaluating and analyzing financial information for personal and business finances.  A focus on the analytical tools used by management to aid in the decision making process regarding the ski resort’s ongoing health as a business will be introduced.   Students will learn the tools used and the importance of monitoring the operating performance of the ski resort and its departmental entities during the ski season. Learning to set up budget templates on Excel spreadsheets for departmental salaries and wages budget and the overall ski resort operating budgets will round out the course content.