What is believed to be an angry Vail Resorts employee recently voiced their displeasure with the publicly-traded company by placing a sign on the Beaver Creek snow stake. The sign, which read “10 Days to Vacate Employee Housing #ProfitsoverPeople #RobKatzmustgo” was a clear protest to a memo sent out to Vail resort employees that they had 10-days to vacate employee housing following the closure of all Vail ski resorts due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It was suggested that employees return home and not remain in Vail.
“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,” Katz told employees. “We want everyone to be in the right place to get the best support.”
The 10-day deadline has caused a lot of anger within the community which the company has since tried to back peddle. Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz sent up a follow up the next day claiming employees ‘who can not leave have the support of the company and the local community’.