For seasonal workers, it doesn’t get much worse than when a season fails to materialize. That’s what is happening in Aspen as winter continues to push back its arrival date.
Luckily, Aspen Ski Co employees are still getting fed. According to the Denver Post, the ski area operator has been feeding its employees via makeshift ‘soup kitchens’ every Mon/Wed/Fri since Thanksgiving.
The venues for these makeshift family meals include Bumps Restuarant @Buttermilk and The Treehouse @SnowmassVillage.
So far the meals have been welcomed by hordes of idle employees hungry for a free meal in an otherwise very pricey ski town. The meals are currently meant for full time employees who’d be working long hours if Ullr hadn’t been so late to the party. Ski Co officials say they will keep the program going until their employees can begin working normal hours for normal pay.
Find the entire Denver Post article here: Aspen Skiing Co. feeds employees who can’t work due to slow season start