Vail does not envision wholesale changes in Canyons staff |

Vail does not envision wholesale changes in Canyons staff

by Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

Vail Resorts will spend the next month assessing how Canyons Resort is structured before it would institute any changes in personnel, an official with the Colorado firm said.

Blaise Carrig, who is the president of the mountain division of Vail Resorts and was the managing director of Canyons Resort from 1997 until 2002, said the firm wants to compare the structure to that of a Vail Resorts operation. The process will include an assessment of the management team at Canyons Resort.

Carrig declined to discuss details but said a wholesale replacement of Canyons Resort employees with people from Vail Resorts will not occur. He said the employee count at Canyons Resort will be similar to the staffing levels under Talisker Corporation’s management.

Carrig and three others with Vail Resorts, including someone from human resources, met with the Canyons Resort leadership team on Wednesday as well as holding a meeting with between 40 and 50 employees. Carrig said the values of Vail Resorts and the assessment period were addressed.

Carrig said the employees asked the Vail Resorts officials about topics like benefit packages, tenure and vacation time. They inquired about whether they would be required to reapply for the jobs that they currently hold, Carrig said, adding that they will not need to do so. He also said the tenure of the employees will be recognized by Vail Resorts.

Carrig said the wages and benefit packages that the employees will receive under Vail Resorts appear to be similar to those they have now.

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