Learn more about open positions, training programs, continuing education, and financial assistance available for careers in the Vermont ski industry. From lift mechanics to electricians to marketing and accounting professionals, there are plenty of opportunities to join a passionate team in Vermont.
This 3-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 upon satisfactory completion of the program.
From mechanics and ski patrollers to snowmakers and chefs, it takes a team of dedicated professionals to run a ski area. Many roles aren't public-facing, so it's easy to overlook the range of skills it takes to get people on the slopes.
Unlike many industries, ski areas often provide employees the opportunity to move between teams-or to entirely new departments-as their interests and experience grows.
Stories of beginner instructors becoming directors or sales associates become a resort's general manager.
Looking for new skills or training to up your mountain credentials? Whether you're right out of school, working and looking for a career change, or reentering the workforce, there are a range of options to meet you where you are.
Ski Vermont partners with organizations that provide options for full-time or part-time students, as well as train-while-working options.
Starting a new career--or changing careers--can be a challenge financially. Fortunately, there are a number of options to help you fund the next step in your career.
Vermont organizations offer a range of options for students, recent graduates, or professionals interested in life on the mountain.