Aspen Skiing Co. has announced it is removing the requirement for its employees or guests to be vaccinated and will welcome back those employees that resigned rather than getting vaccinated.
The covid-19 policies are being eased in line with Pitkin County health guidelines and the falling number of cases across the country.
As well as employees no longer needing to be vaccinated, guests will not be required to show proof of vaccination to enter lodging properties, sit-down dining locations, or the snowcats.
“With infection rates declining and high vaccination rates in our community, we are dropping all vaccination requirements for guests and employees. We are grateful for everyone’s cooperation through the season and through the Omicron variant surge. This allowed us to get open and stay open.”
– Skico announcement
The company said that employees wishing to return must re-apply for open positions, and returning employees will recover their lost year of employment credit.
Last month Aspen Skiing Co. announced a $3/hour wage increase for every employee, taking the hourly minimum wage to $20/hr. Vail Resorts increased its minimum starting wage to $20/hr on Monday.
The increase marks a $12million annual investment for Aspen Skiing CO. Salaried employees will see a $6,240 increase.