Go to school in Burlington, go to all premiers and make friends with all the bigs. Ski everyday and ski with the best, get an internship at a ski company in Burlington and badabing you're there. That's what I did
well one of my dad's best friends is in a high-up position at a large company, that has recently shifted much more focus to freestyle. in the future, would even just getting a job as a rep help? (i know the answer is yes, but how much, and is that a lot to ask?)
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Usually it is better to try and pick a job and then pick the industry, not the other way around. A "ski industry job" can be absolutely anything. Engineer, industrial design, janitor, bar tender, athlete, journalist, photographer, etc. There is a ski industry version of almost any job. Pick a job THEN decide the ski industry version.
If you aren't sure what aspect of the industry you want to work in then the different ski resort management programs are great for gaining some exposure in all areas and figuring out what you want to do (they are also good if you are interested in just a general management type position)
You could work for a ski company and do almost anything.
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Do this. I already had an internship at a ski shop owned by one of the biggest outdoor retailer in the US, in just my sophomore year. Ill be graduating fall '11 with an Associates of Technology and Bachelors of Science in Ski Area Business Management and a minor in Economics.
Through the program you get more on hill hours than any other program ( grooming, snowmaking, lift ops and repair, trail clearing-actually cutting down trees- , trail mapping and layout...etc). Most NMU/GCC graduates are recognized throughout the country in our industry. Give it a thought.
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Rec management. That's what I am majoring in at UVM, and it is such a fun major. You learn about tourism, leisure, management, business aspects. UVM doesn't have a ski area management specific major, but ski area management is a class. I would say that is your best bet, and depending on what you want to do, the only way to do it is through connections.
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have fun finding a job as a ski resort manager with your specialized degree. take a look at the size of your class, then multiply that by at least 5 (for the amount of other schools that offer a major in ski resort management) now factor what languages you speak. now consider what resorts you a geographically limited to based on your language skills and consider how many job openings that have a year where the pay is satisfactory.
you'll regret not going for the broader hotel and resort management degree, then tacking on the ski resort management degree after wards as a specialty.
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find a job at a local mountain or shop, then talk to the people running the place and just get more involved. I work on a small mountain in NH and if i waned to i could talk to my boss and get more involved in the industry, and then you will have a background of working a skiing job too which would be a plus