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Ski patrollers at Breckenridge vote 43-42 to unionize

Ski patrollers at Breckenridge have voted to unionize. By one vote.  The 43-42 vote announced this week on the National Labor Relations Board website adds Breckenridge to a growing list of ski areas with unionized patrollers.  Patrollers in Crested Butte, Steamboat, Telluride, Utah’s Park City and Washington’s Stevens Pass are part of the United Professional […]

Posted inBusiness, News, Outdoors fires its attorneys, partners with company it targeted in trademark lawsuit as CEO vows to make amends is not just dropping the remaining lawsuit targeting small business owner David Ollila for using the word “backcountry” in his ski company’s name. The Utah e-tailing giant — under fire after a week of news outlining aggressive legal actions against dozens of business owners who trademarked the word “backcountry” in their name — is […]

Posted inBusiness, News, Outdoors breaks its silence amid trademark lawsuit controversy to apologize and say “we made a mistake” finally spoke on Wednesday, almost a week after a social media firestorm ignited by news the online retailer has been suing small business owners who used the word “backcountry” in their business names. “We have heard your feedback and concerns and understand we fumbled in how we pursued trademark claims recently,” CEO Jonathan […]

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Slower growth in Epic Pass revenue, wider than expected first-quarter losses trigger steep drop in Vail Resorts stock

The rise of a competitor to Vail Resorts’ industry-transforming Epic Pass this year has slowed the growth in season-pass revenue for the continent’s largest resort operator, which on Friday announced a big boost in capital spending as yet another volley of a blossoming pass war. The market apparently did not like the decline in pass […]