More than 40 Canyons Resort employees learned they will no longer be part of the operation when Vail Resorts Inc. takes over next week.
Denver-based Vail Resorts, which signed a long-term lease last month to run the Park City-area resort for Talisker Mountain Inc., said Monday it will retain most of the resort's total workforce of 1,800. But 42 positions in Utah were eliminated after the industry giant did a "comprehensive review [of] areas where we need to consolidate duties, change or redirect resources and eliminate duplicate efforts," said Vail spokeswoman Kelly Ladyga.
"We have reviewed Canyons' organizational structure to determine any necessary changes to create alignment with our other mountain resorts to ensure operating efficiencies moving forward," she added. Vail Resorts operates four resorts in Colorado (Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone and Breckenridge) and three around Lake Tahoe (Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood).