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Ski World Cup offers living classroom for students in resort management

KILLINGTON—As U.S. Ski Team superstar Mikaela Shiffrin puts the final touches on her preparations for the upcoming 2016 Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Killington Resort in Vermont, Nov. 26-27, so too will the students at Green Mountain College’s Killington School of Resort Management (KSRM).
Whether working the front desk at the resort, manning the snowmaking and grooming machines in mountain operations, or managing the cash room and auditing, students will be working around the clock to ensure the operations around the World Cup go off without a hitch.
“With an estimated 20,000 visitors expected to be in the area for the World Cup, this is an incredible opportunity for our students,” said Frank Pauze, KSRM director. “We’re looking forward to seeing them apply their learning on one of the biggest event stages for the ski resort and hospitality industry.”
KSRM offers the only program of its kind in the country. The school provides students from around the world with the chance to earn a B.S. degree in Resort and Hospitality Management in just three years. For skiers and powder hounds, it also offers an exciting playground to live their passions daily. With the World Cup in town, students have the opportunity of a lifetime to work in this “live classroom” at Killington, and put to the test some of the most valuable skills, knowledge and experience needed to become successful managers and leaders in the resort and hospitality industry.

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