Vail Resorts announces closure for the remainder of 19-20 winter season
All of Vail’s North American resorts will close for the rest of the season, according to a statement from CEO Rob Katz.
“We have made the decision that all our North American resorts and retail stores will remain closed for the rest of the season,” Katz stated Tuesday morning.
There are only a few exceptions. Breckenridge, Heavenly and Whistler Blackcomb could reopen later in the season, “depending on snow conditions and the situation at that time with COVID-19,” according to the statement.
“As the crisis of COVID-19 passes, our mountains will be here waiting for our return.”
Seasonal employees are being told to plan their returns home, which had led many to question if they were being forced out of employee housing.
Vail Resorts confirmed those unable to leave are free to stay.
“Consistent with the direction given by many of our local counties, we are asking all employees who do not permanently live in the resort, and who can return home, to do so. Anyone living in our housing who cannot leave is free to stay and will be supported through this transition,” Ryan Huff, Director of Communications said on Tuesday.