A class action lawsuit has been brought against Vail Resorts accusing the company of fraud, misrepresentation and false advertising following the closure of their 34 North American ski resorts. The lawsuit, brought forth by Brian Hunt, claims Vail Resorts Management Company acted unconscionably by making the decision to retain its millions of customers passholder fees while closing 100% of its mountain resorts.
“Plaintiff seeks relief in this action individually, and on behalf of all of Defendant’s customers nationwide that purchased annual passes for the 2019-2020 season or Epic Day Passes for the 2019-2020 season who, as of March 25, 2020, had not used up all of the days remaining on their Epic Day Passes for Defendant’s violations of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act (“CLRA”), Civil Code §§ 1750, et seq., Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”), Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 17200, et seq., False Advertising Law (“FAL”), Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 17500, et seq., for breach of express warranties, negligent misrepresentation, fraud, unjust enrichment, money had and received, conversion, and breach of contract.”
It will be up to the courts to decide whether Vail Resorts’ actions are fraudulent and unlawful.
You can read the full lawsuit here – Hunt v. The Vail Corporation