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Find a Winter Vacation and a Job in Vermont

Updated on December 20, 2018
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Ms. Inglish has 30 years successful experience in medicine, psychology, STEM, and aerospace education (Active Air Force Civil Air Patrol).

Best Vermont Resort: Killington and Pico

This ski report consistently offers the greatest number of job openings of all the reports in the state. The resort maintains skiing on six mountain peaks in a group, of which Killington Mountain is the highest.

Between that mountain and Pico Mountain, you wail find a golf course. major hiring seasons in this area include summer (hiking, biking, high ropes, zip line, terra-tubing, and sky-jumping) and winter (several types of skiing, snowboarding, winter biking, snowshoes, and snow-tubing).

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Winter in Vermont with sheepSnowy LlamaSometimes white-tail deer walk right up into your driveway!
Winter in Vermont with sheep
Winter in Vermont with sheep | Source
Snowy Llama
Snowy Llama | Source
Sometimes white-tail deer walk right up into your driveway!
Sometimes white-tail deer walk right up into your driveway! | Source

The other mountains in the group are Bear, Ramshead, Skypeak, Snowdon, and Surprise.

Pico is found separately from the other five and about 50 miles northwest.

Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports company is located adjacent to the resort, offering options for sports enthusiasts with special needs. Just about anyone can come to this area for a winter vacation and enjoy the outdoor sports.

Killington Peak. Notice the clouds in the background of Killington.
Killington Peak. Notice the clouds in the background of Killington. | Source

Some of the 212 Ski Trails at Killington-Pico

A
Killington and Pico Resort:
Pico Resort Hotel, Killington, VT 05751, USA

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B
Killington Mountain:
E Mountain Rd, Killington, VT 05751, USA

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Killington Mountain experiences an average of 250 inches of natural snowfall each year. This is great for producing a popular snow-sports attraction.

At a Killington Mountain Peak
At a Killington Mountain Peak | Source

Best Winter Sports Locations

Venue
Activities
Killington-Pico
Winter-weather roller coaster, scenic gondola tours; tours by snowshoe and snowmobile. Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Ski Biking, Tubing. Lessons for all ages. Special Events and help with event planning.
Smuggler's Notch
Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, and Snowmobiling
Stratton Mountain Resort
Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, and Snowmobiling, with special packages and discounts
Lake Morey Resort
Cross Country Skiing and Snowmobiling
Stoweflake Mountain
Cross Country Skiing
The Grafton Inn
Cross Country Skiing
Sterling Ridge
Snowmobiling
Green Mountain Inn
Snowmobiling
Smuggler's Notch Resort
Smuggler's Notch Resort | Source
A
Smuggler's Notch:
Smugglers Notch, Cambridge, VT 05464, USA

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B
Lake Morey Resort:
82 Clubhouse Rd, Fairlee, VT 05045, USA

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C
Killington-Pico:
2319 US-4, Killington, VT 05751, USA

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D
Stratton Mountain Resort:
5 Village Lodge Rd, Stratton Mountain, VT 05155, USA

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Vermont colleges like Middlebury celebrate winter sports.  Middlebury's Snow Bowl region was established in 1934.
Vermont colleges like Middlebury celebrate winter sports. Middlebury's Snow Bowl region was established in 1934. | Source

Fastest Growing Industries Need Workers

The fast-growing jobs in Vermont include new jobs created in Management, Finance & Insurance, Information Technology (IT), Truck Driving in a boom lasting since 2014, Healthcare, and Vacation Resorts.

The largest single employer in the state is IBM, followed by the US Army.

Best Vermont Resorts Offering Tourism/Sports Jobs

  1. Killington and Pico Mountain Resort. The best winter sports resort in the state provides new jobs and a steady stream of advertised openings all year.
  2. Stowe Mountain Resort
  3. Sugarbush Resort at Warren
  4. Stoweflake Mountain Resort
  5. Woodstock Inn and Resort
  6. Essex Culinary Resort and Spa: Culinary academy, additional cooking classes, spa activities, and tours. 70 Essex Way Essex VT 05452
  7. Basin Harbor Resort and Boat Club: 4800 Basin Harbor Rd, Vergennes VT 05491
  8. Equinox Resort, Golf Club and Spa: 3567 Main St, Manchester Center VT 05255
  9. Burton Snowboards (manufacture and sales) in Burlington since 1977.

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Vermont in warmer months.
Vermont in warmer months.
Vermont in warmer months. | Source
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Largest Employers In Vermont

  1. IBM at Essex Junction, Vermont
  2. United States Army at Jericho
  3. University of VT Medical Ctr at Burlington and Berlin
  4. Killington Grand Resort
  5. Jay Peak Resort
  6. Mt Snow Resort West Dover
  7. Okemo Mountain Resort
  8. Rutland Regional Physician
  9. Rutland Regional Med Center for Rehab
  10. Grand Summit Hotel at West Dover
  11. Stratton Mountain Resort at South Londonderry
  12. Middlebury VT College
  13. Smugglers' Notch Resort at Jeffersonville
  14. Southwestern Vermont Medical Center at Bennington
  15. Air National Guard at South Burlington

Highest Demand Jobs in Data to AD 2022

  1. Computer Systems Analysts
  2. Information Security Analysts
  3. Computer Programmers
  4. Software Developers, Applications and Systems Software
  5. Web Developers
  6. Database Administrators
  7. Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  8. Computer Network Architects
  9. Computer User Support Specialists
  10. Health and Safety Engineers
  11. Industrial Engineers
  12. Mechanical Engineers
  13. Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers

  1. Companies Hiring the Most Workers
  2. Elior North America: Food Service
  3. Howard Center: Support Services for the mentally ill.
  4. The University of Vermont Medical Center
  5. State of Vermont: Government Jobs
  6. Sodexo Inc.: Food Service
  7. Dollar General
  8. Hannaford: Upscale grocery enterprises that began as a simple fruit and vegetable stand.
  9. Securitas: Security Guards
  10. US Army National Guard
  11. People's United Bank
  12. Killington and Pico Ski Resort
  13. Springfield Medical Care Systems
  14. Central Vermont Medical Center

Highlights of Popular Companies

  • Ben & Jerry's Founded by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield in 1978 in a renovated gas station in downtown Burlington, Vermont. They now offer a progressive benefits package that includes paid family leave, health club memberships and three free pints of Vermont's Finest super premium ice cream products daily.
  • King Arthur Flour - America's oldest flour is a national brand. King Arthur Flour owns The Baker's Catalogue of 1,000 professional-grade baking tools and ingredients at http://www.bakerscatalogue.com.
  • NRG Systems produces wind assessment systems, tilt-up towers, instruments and sensors that measure and analyze wind speed, direction and other environmental data for wind energy projects. Hinesburg, VT. -- a new 46,000 sq. ft. 'green' facility. NRG Systems predicts it will double their workforce over the next five years. Compensation and benefits package enhances the quality of employees' lives at work and away.
  • Orvis The oldest mail order company in the US opened in 1856 and expanded to U.K. Orvis has open career opportunities at headquarters and in retail stores.

Colleges and Universities

  • Bennington College
  • Burlington College
  • Champlain College: Burlington
  • College of Saint Joseph: Rutland
  • Goddard College: Plainfield
  • Green Mountain College: Poultney
  • Landmark College: Putney. For high potential students with learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD.
  • Marlboro College
  • Middlebury College
  • New England Culinary Institute: Montpelier, Vermont
  • Norwich University - Northfield, Vermont. Civil engineering, business administration, arts in diplomacy, justice administration, information assurance, military history; also Norwich University Online.
  • Saint Michael's College: Burlington
  • School for International Training: Brattleboro
  • Southern Vermont College: Bennington
  • Sterling College: Craftsbury Common. Small, four-year college specializing in environmental studies, leadership, small-scale agriculture, Center for Northern Studies in Wolcott.
  • University of Vermont: Burlington
  • Vermont Law School: South Royalton
  • Woodbury College: Montpelier

Vermont State Colleges System

  • Castleton State College
  • Community College of Vermont: Classes are held at Bennington, Brattleboro, Burlington, Middlebury, Montpelier, Morrisville, Newport, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, St. Johnsbury, Upper Valley, Waterbury; also Online Learning
  • Johnson State College
  • Lyndon State College in Lyndonville
  • Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Thanks for the comment, VT Ski Guy and your link to skiiing information.

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      VT Ski Guy 

      10 years ago

      It's no surprise to see the ski resorts in the top ten. I don't think they'll be going anywhere either. Thanks for the info.

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