Here is my story.
Went to Penn State for a bachelors of science in marketing. Throughout all of my schooling, I worked at Roundtop Mountain Resort (started out as park crew my senior yr in high school, 2 years as the event coordinator and marketing assistant, just finished my 2nd yr as park manager and now was brought on for summer work as well).
It's all about putting in your time and starting low. Graduated with a degree, please don't expect to make much in the ski industry. You WILL be let down. This applies to a monetary value. Work hard and you will see results. Luck, experience and a positive attitude help a ton. Learn about website and video production. Video skills seem to help a lot and website creation helps even more. Be friendly to everyone. Create contacts. Have fun and NEVER forget that you are doing something that you love. Can't put a price on it.
Working and skiing 95+ days a year isn't a bad gig. Plus when you do what you love, is it really work?
Hugh Reynolds, the Marketing Director is a GREAT guy. Here is an interview with him.