Resort & Hospitality Management

The Resort & Hospitality Management program combines all of the strength of a Castleton University education with the expertise and experience of Killington Resort to guide you along the path to a Bachelor of Science in Resort and Hospitality Management.

This accelerated bachelor’s degree program will take you just three years to complete and combines traditional classroom learning with real-world, on-mountain experience at Killington Resort.

Through a cooperative education model, you have the opportunity to apply concepts you have learned in class while working in paid positions at Killington and Pico Resorts.

Highlights of the Resort & Hospitality Management Program

  • A high-caliber, resort-focused, bachelor’s degree in 36 months
  • 12-week courses delivered in a trimester format at the Killington campus
  • Three paid co-operative experiences for all students
  • Instruction from industry leaders at Killington Resort – the “Beast of the East”
  • Enjoy the college experience while living the resort life
  • On-mountain living, theoretical learning, and practical experience

Learn From the Best

Our courses are taught by accomplished veterans of the resort and hospitality industry and dedicated Castleton University professors to provide you instruction in resort and hospitality operations, financial and budget management, resort and hospitality law, market research, event planning, food and beverage, lodging operations, and more.

In addition to your coursework, you will gain experience at the four-season resort during the winter and summer months, when you work in paid positions at the resort for about 35 hours a week.

There are a variety of experiences that may include working the front desk at the Killington Grand Hotel, running snowmaking equipment and operating ski lifts, assisting event staff in planning and executing the resort’s signature events, and many more.

In addition to being paid for your work, you will also earn 27 academic credits for your work experience.