Vail Resorts Recognized as One of ‘America’s Best Employers’ for Fourth Successive Year

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Park City Mountain, UT. Image: Epic Pass Facebook

For the fourth consecutive year, Vail Resorts has been recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Employers” in a list comprising of the country’s 500 most highly regarded, large employers.

“It’s a tremendous privilege to be part of more than 40,000 of the most ambitious, brave and passionate employees on the planet, and an honor to be recognized as an outstanding employer,” Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz said in a press release. “For us, it’s all about creating a strong leadership culture where we continuously invest in the development of every employee at every level of our company — and have a lot of fun in the process.”

In collaboration with analytics firm Statista, Forbes selected America’s Best Employers based on an independent survey from a sample of more than 50,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations, explains the Tahoe Daily Tribune. The respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others. In addition, participants were requested to evaluate other employers that stood out either positively or negatively in their respective industries.

“Our mission is to create an ‘Experience of a Lifetime’ for our employees so they can, in turn, provide an Experience of a Lifetime to guests visiting our resorts around the world,” Vail Resorts Chief Human Resources Officer Lynanne Kunkel said in a press release. “We are committed to the ongoing investment in the development of our extraordinary talent and appreciate this recognition by Forbes.”

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Lionshead Village, Vail, from the gondola. Credit: ski-epic

The company’s efforts to advance women in a traditionally male-dominated industry also recently earned Vail Resorts recognition by Forbes as a “Best Employer for Diversity” and by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce as a “Champion of Change.”

Vail Resorts operates 15 ski resorts in North America and is credited with revolutionizing the ski industry (although not without its critics) with its Epic Pass.

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