Resort & Hospitality Management

The accelerated Bachelor of Science in Resort & Hospitality Management at Vermont State University allows you to graduate in three years and combines classroom learning with on-mountain experience at Killington-Pico Resort — the largest winter resort in the eastern U.S. Our partnership with Killington resort guarantees that you’ll be fully immersed in the resort industry and well-connected with industry leaders by the time you graduate.  

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Why Study Resort & Hospitality Management at Vermont State?

  • An accelerated program:Earn a high-caliber, resort-focused resort & hospitality management degree in as few as three years to save costs and stand out to employers. 
  • College life, resort life: Live, learn, and play in the Green Mountains at the newly renovated Castleton Lodge at Killington — your living-learning laboratory.  
  • Hands-on work, every year: All students participate in three paid co-operative experiences at the Killington-Pico Resort as part of the program.
  • Expert faculty: Learn directly from the industry leaders at Killington Resort – the “Beast of the East.” 
  • Free ski pass: As an employee of Killington-Pico Resort, you’ll receive all of the perks of being an employee, including ski and mountain bike passes and discounts on services.  

Financial Aid for Resort & Hospitality Management Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in resort & hospitality management to students across Vermont and beyond. More than 80 percent of Vermont State students are awarded financial aid, including new students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.

Internships & Jobs in Resort and Hospitality Management

Experiential learning is the beating heart of the resort & hospitality management program based at Killington Resort. You’ll have three, paid Co-Op work experiences at Killington Resort as part of your curriculum. During the program, you’ll earn a regular paycheck as well as nine academic credits toward your degree while working all levels of resort operation at Killington including: 

  • Guest services  
  • Front desk management 
  • Snowmaking  
  • Lift operation 
  • Event planning