This three-year program, overseen by the Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL), consists of 6,000 hours of work experience including related class instruction of 75 hours for each level, with individuals becoming VT Trade Qualified Tramway Maintenance Technician.
Vermont Ski Areas Association (VSAA) in conjunction with the Vermont Department of Labor, oversees the classroom portion of the TMTA program. Together with instructors and industry professionals, they continue to update the program curriculum. Any individual 18 years or older working in lift maintenance for a Vermont ski area may participate as a registered apprentice or can choose to take the classroom training as a non-registered individual.
Classroom and hands-on learning | Paid work experience at Killington Resort | Network connections to start your career.
In the Vermont State B.S. in Resort and Hospitality Management program, you’ll gain the management and decision making skills you need to excel and make an impact in an exciting and fun field. And you’ll do it in a place of unforgettable natural beauty — Vermont. There’s no better place to dream big than Killington, the largest winter resort in the eastern U.S., and that’s where you’ll get valuable on-mountain experience.
A variety of hands-on opportunities will help prepare you to be a leader in resort management and hospitality management careers and to adapt to industry changes. Whether you choose to work on a mountain, in a valley, or somewhere else, you’ll start your career with a great network of connections to support you.
Winter and year-round resort strategies | On-the-mountain and back-of-the-house management | Business and marketing foundations
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.