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Vail Resorts Cuts 42 Positions At Canyons Resort

Forty-Two Positions Cut At Canyons Resort As Vail Resorts Takes Over Management

Vail Resorts, who will officially begin managing Canyons Resort next week, is cutting 42 positions at the mountain as part of the process.

In a message sent to local news outlets, including the Salt Lake Tribune, Vail Resorts VP of Corporate Communications Kelly Ladyga said that while most of the 1,800 staffers at Canyons will remain in place, Vail did find areas where it needed to consolidate staff.

“We have reviewed Canyons’ organizational structure to determine any necessary changes in order to create alignment with our other mountain resorts and entities to ensure operating efficiencies moving forward,” Ladyga states.

“We are hiring the vast majority of Canyons employees and look forward to having them join the Vail Resorts team effective July 1. As we announced earlier, Mike Goar will remain as Canyons general manager and most of the current senior leadership team have been asked to join Vail Resorts.”

According to the Tribune, “Vail previously announced that industry veteran Mike Goar would remain as Canyons’ general manager. Ladyga added Monday that “most of the current senior leadership have been asked to join Vail Resorts,” but declined to elaborate on the departments where cuts occurred, “out of respect to the people affected.”

Ladyga addd in the statement, “The loss of jobs, no matter how small the number of people impacted, is always difficult and is not something that we take lightly.”