Ready to follow your passion into a career in the outdoor field? Vermont State’s associate of science degree in Mountain Resort Management will prepare you to work in all aspects of the mountain and ski resort industry, from on-the-mountain to back-of-the house positions. You’ll learn the skills and strategies to be an effective manager at the winter and year-round mountain resorts where you love to play — in a two-year program designed to jumpstart your career.
Why Study Mountain Resort Management at Vermont State?
- Great job prospects: Gain the skills needed to move from a customer or seasonal worker to year-round staff at the resorts where you play in this growing field.
- Two-year program. Build a solid foundation for various roles in this field through classes in resort software technologies, business and marketing, environmental science, mountain and ski resort management, leadership, group dynamics, and more — in just two years.
- Unbeatable location: Our Lyndon campus is located minutes from Kingdom Trails, forty-two miles from Franconia Notch, and fifty-three miles from Mt. Washington — centrally located to some of the most scenic outdoor terrain in the region.
Interested in a four-year degree? Vermont State’s bachelor of science in Outdoor Education, Leadership, and Tourism with a concentration in Mountain Resort Management will launch you even farther into the field.
Mountain Resort Management Students Work Everywhere
At Vermont State, you’ll gain the skills for a wide range of jobs in year-round resorts and outdoor-focused businesses around the world. Our students have worked at:
- Kingdom Trails, Burke, VT
- Burke Mountain Resort, Burke, VT
- Stowe Mountain Resort, VT
- Bretton Woods, NH
- Okemo Mountain Resort, VT
- Mammoth Mountain, CA
- Palisades Tahoe, CA
- Park City, UT
- Telluride, CO
- Majestic Heli Ski, AK
- Loon Mountain Resort, NH
- Heavenly Mountain Resort, CA
- Breckenridge, CO
- Jay Peak Resort, VT
- Grand Targhee Resort, WY
Now the field marketing manager for Stowe (Vail) Mountain Resort, Luke says, “If you love the outdoors and want a career in outdoor recreation or the ski industry, this is definitely the place to go.” (Photo credit: Kathryn Sussdorf)Luke Sussdorf ‘12
“I like how work-centered the whole program is. It’s real-life and very practical knowledge. You’re going to need all of the things you learn here forever if you choose to stay in the resort business.”Emma Moore ‘21