Aspen Skiing Co. Announces $3/hr Wage Increase for All Employees

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Aspen employees to get a wage increase. Credit: Aspen Snowmass

Aspen Skiing Co. yesterday announced a $3/hour wage increase for every employee, effective from Sunday. The rate increase takes the hourly minimum wage to $20/hr.

The increase marks a $12million annual investment for the company. Salaried employees will see a $6,240 increase.

“It’s big news. That’s a major investment in our employees by our ownership and our leadership.”

– SkiCo Vice President of Communications Jeff Hanle

The company increased its minimum wage once this season, from $15/hr to $17/hr in November. This February increase replaces the increase usually seen in July.

“This is an investment in our employees, our community, and our future as a business. I have heard from many of our employees about how tough this year has been. The goal here is to say thank you, to offer encouragement for the future, and honor their commitment to their work.”

– Skico President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Kaplan

In January, Vail Resorts announced that hourly employees would get an extra $2 an hour for any hours worked from January 1st through the end of the ski season.

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