Earning college credits while working the slopes

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KILLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) World champion skiers will hit the slopes at the Audi FIS World Cup event at Killington this upcoming weekend, but they aren't the only one showing off their skills.

Students from the Killington School of Resort Management will be on hand working merchandise tables, grooming trails and the guest services booth. The satellite program of Green Mountain College is a three-year bachelor’s degree. Students in the program get hands-on experience working on the mountain, and since last year, the World Cup event. Students also earn college credits while working, and can get a paid internship.

Sam Budusky graduated from the program last year and secured a job at the resort.

"Once you kind of find your niche here, you fall into it and there's a really great community to support you behind that and you tend to find yourself to move up very quickly if you put your mind to it," Budusky said.

The World Cup event kicks off on Friday, with races starting on Saturday.