Vail Resorts, which operates 40 ski resorts including Hunter Mountain in the Catskills, is boosting minimum pay at all its North American resorts to at least $20 per hour. The increase is part of a $175 million investment in its employees. Ski resorts haven't been immune to worker shortages and is boosting pay to bring in more workers and retain them.
The company operates 40 destination mountain resorts and regional ski areas, including Hunter Mountain in NY; Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia; Stowe, Mount Snow, Okemo in Vermont; Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Seven Springs, Hidden Valley, Laurel Mountain, Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost and Big Boulder in Pennsylvania; Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine and Mad River in Ohio; Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri; Wilmot in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Paoli Peaks in Indiana. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the Rock Resorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
CEO of Vail Resorts Kirsten Lynch, released the following e-mail below this month to all employees:
We are taking some important first steps in this new direction with an incremental annual $175 million investment in our employees, which includes the following: