The Colorado Sun is reporting that following Vail Resorts announcement that they were closing resorts for the season, hundreds of the company’s workers in Eagle and Summit were told they had 10 days to vacate their employee housing.
In a matter of days, Vail Resorts went from business as usual to announcing they were shutting down its 34 North American ski areas for a week. That announcement was shortly followed by another announcement that the resorts would not open again for the 2019/20 ski season. Now seasonal employees are being told to leave employee housing by March 27, according to the Vail Daily.
The company employs 55,000 workers and houses thousands of them near resorts in Colorado, Utah, California, British Columbia, New England and across the Midwest.
Vail Resorts employees who had been offered summer jobs and were planning to stay are also being asked to leave.
“It is in your best interest, and in the best interest of the community, for those who can return home to do so as soon as possible,” Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz told employees. “We want everyone to be in the right place to get the best support.”