Crested Butte Ski Patrol reaches bonus agreement with Vail Resorts

Contract extension into 2022

[ By Kendra Walker ]

The Crested Butte Ski Patrol and Vail Resorts have come to an agreement that will allow ski patrol to receive this year’s end of season bonus that they were originally ineligible to collect.

In March, Vail CEO Rob Katz announced a one-time bonus in a letter to employees as a thank you for the hard work this season during the pandemic. However, the unionized ski patrol learned they would not be receiving the company-wide bonus due to their union’s collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

When the ski patrol voiced their frustrations and desire to work something out, Vail Resorts proposed to give them this year’s bonus if the union agreed to extend its current CBA contract for one more year.

On April 3, the ski patrol agreed to extend their contract to November of 2022. According to union representatives, the patrol will receive the end of season bonuses and their contract will remain the same as their previous contract, with the one-year extension.
“The extension also provides the opportunity for the Crested Butte Patrollers to participate at the same level of health and welfare benefits and wage ranges offered to other non-unionized ski patrol,” said CBMR senior communications specialist Will Shoemaker. “We are pleased to have reached this agreement as we are committed to supporting all of our employees’ continued development and working toward our collective goals.”

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