Company also announced that helmets will be required for all children’s group ski and ride lessons and as part of their rental packages
BROOMFIELD, Colo.—April 13, 2009—Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) today announced that, beginning with the 2009-2010 winter season, the Company will require all employees to wear helmets when skiing or riding on the job at each of its five mountain resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly. Helmets will be provided to every employee next fall as part of their standard uniform for working on the mountain. This new initiative is part of Vail Resorts’ overall commitment to skier and snowboarder safety programs.
Less than three months from the start of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, there is no snow at Utah ski areas, and the warmest November in the Colorado Rockies since 1979 has forced cancellation of the World Cup downhill.
The Vail Valley Foundation today announced that record warm temperatures have hindered snowmaking efforts, resulting in the cancellation of the FIS World Cup Downhill and Super G races scheduled for December 1-2 at Beaver Creek.