Vail Resorts’ headquarters in Broomfield, CO is less than a twenty minutes drive from Boulder, where a senseless shooting killing ten people occurred in a supermarket yesterday.
Many Vail Resorts’ employees reside in Boulder, and due to this, the company has decided to postpone the ‘big news’ they’ve been teasing, until tomorrow March 24th, 2021.
“We are deeply saddened by yesterday’s unspeakable tragedy in Boulder, Colorado. Just miles from our company’s headquarters, Boulder is home to many of our employees who are devastated by this senseless act of violence in their community. We offer our sincerest and most heartfelt condolences. Out of respect for all of those impacted, we have decided to postpone today’s planned announcement and pass launch until Wednesday, March 24.”
– Vail Resorts statement
Sometimes somethings are just more important than skiing.
A gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Boulder yesterday afternoon, killing at least 10 people, including the first police officer on the scene. Eyewitnesses told the police that a gunman, dressed in black and armed with a rifle, entered the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder around 3 pm on Monday and opened fire.
The suspect, identified as 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, was taken into custody and afterward charged with ten counts of murder in the first degree. A motive is yet to be found.