Vail Resorts offers bonus amid labor crisis, patroller strike, declining stock

Jeremy Rubingh, a documentary filmmaker who focuses on climate and public lands issues, spent about 10 minutes on his phone after Christmas writing an angry screed against Vail Resorts and the company’s struggle to open terrain at the Stevens Pass ski area in Washington state. 

“When I posted it online, I thought ‘I don’t know, maybe 200 people will see this,” said Rubingh, whose “Hold Vail Resorts Accountable” petition has collected nearly 40,000 signatures. “It’s been crazy. But it reveals the impacts of this company coming in and not caring about people or place. The Vail Resorts approach