In a letter to employees earlier this month, Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz advised that in the best interests of the community, those who can return home should do as soon as possible. This also included any who had summer jobs with the company lined up. The direction came from Eagle County officials, and the company gave employees 10-days to relocate themselves. Clearly not a popular decision.
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“It is in your best interest, and in the best interest of the community, for those who can return home to do so as soon as possible,” Katz told employees. “We want everyone to be in the right place to get the best support.”
The 10-day deadline was not well received, and a follow-up letter by Katz the next day claiming employees ‘who can not leave have the support of the company and the local community’ was too little too late. Vail employees clearly are still angry about it, given this notice that was put in front of the Beaver Creek webcam on Saturday morning. The sign was removed within hours.