Vail Beats Coronavirus Closure Suit Seeking Ski Pass Refunds

Oct. 18, 2021, 3:05 PM

Vail Corp. exited a proposed class suit by skiers who bought “unlimited, unrestricted access” passes that they couldn’t use after Vail shuttered resorts because of the Covid-19 pandemic, as a Colorado federal court rejected the plaintiffs’ breach of contract and other claims.

Vail shut down its North American ski areas for the 2019-2020 ski season on March 15, 2020. The company announced it would issue credits to 2019-2020 passholders for between 20% and 80% of the price paid for an Epic Pass.

Michael McAuliffe and others said Vail breached contractual obligations and warranties, and violated various state consumer protection laws ...

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