ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado ski resort company announced job cuts for the first time in nearly 20 years. The Aspen Times reports that Aspen Skiing Co. told employees that 50 positions would be eliminated at its properties, which include the Snowmass and Aspen Mountain resorts.
President and CEO Mike Kaplan told employees in an email that many of the positions are already vacant or will lead to early retirements, but nine people were laid off. The company anticipates decreased business this winter based on advance booking figures. Kaplan said the company needs to spend more on operations to ensure safety during the pandemic despite bringing in less revenue because of fewer guests.