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Vermont for Travel and Winter Vacation Jobs

Updated on October 11, 2017
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Ms. Inglish has 30 years of successful experience in medicine, psychology, STEM courses, and aerospace education (CAP).

Winter in Vermont with sheep and llama.
Winter in Vermont with sheep and llama. | Source

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).

At a Killington Mountain Peak
At a Killington Mountain Peak | 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.

Some Of the 212 Ski Trails at Killington-Pico

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A markerKillington and Pico Resort -
Pico Resort Hotel, Killington, VT 05751, USA
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B markerKillington 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 producing a popular snow-sports attraction.

Killington Peak. Notice the clouds in the background of Killington.
Killington Peak. Notice the clouds in the background of Killington. | 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
  2. Stowe Mountain Resort
  3. Sugarbush Resort at Warren
  4. Snowflake Mountain Resort
  5. Woodstock Inn and Resort
  6. Essex Culinary Resort
  7. Basin Harbor Resort
  8. Equinox Resort
  9. Burton Snowboards (mfg and sales) in Burlington

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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

Companies Hiring the Most Workers In Vermont

Elior North America: Food Service

Howard Center: Support Services for the mentally ill.

The University of Vermont Medical Center

State of Vermont: Government Jobs

Sodexo Inc.: Food Service

Dollar General

Hannaford: Upscale grocery enterprises that began as a simple fruit and vegetable stand.

Securitas: Security Guards

US Army National Guard

People's United Bank

Killington and Pico Ski Resort

Springfield Medical Care Systems

Central Vermont Medical Center

High Demand IT Jobs To 2022

Computer Systems Analysts

Information Security Analysts

Computer Programmers

Software Developers, Applications and Systems Software

Web Developers

Database Administrators

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Computer Network Architects

Computer User Support Specialists

Health and Safety Engineers

Health and Safety Engineers

Industrial Engineers

Mechanical Engineers

Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers

Drafters, Engineering and Mapping Technicians

Architectural and Civil Drafters

Electrical and Electronics Drafters

Mechanical Drafters

Civil Engineering Technicians

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians

Environmental Engineering Technicians

Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Smuggler's Notch Resort
Smuggler's Notch Resort | Source

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
  • 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.

Vermont colleges celebrate winter sports.
Vermont colleges celebrate winter sports. | Source

Local Sports Teams

Colleges and Institutes

  • 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 profile image

      Patty Inglish 9 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 9 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.