Vermont Ski Area Careers

It takes year-round employees with a variety of skills to run a ski area.

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.

Tramway Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Program

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.

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Current Positions

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.

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Training & Continuing Education

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. 

Education and Training Resources

Financial Resources & Assistance

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.

Financial Assistance Options