Ski area says workers can’t work at competitor
The Associated Press | March 25,2013
WEST DOVER — Employees of the Mount Snow ski area and affiliated businesses won’t be able to also work at a competing resorts after April 21 because it creates a conflict of interest, the resort said in a memo to employees.
Mount Snow Director of Human Resources Thorin Magbie said workers who are also working or volunteering at the Haystack resort, a part of The Hermitage Club, after April 21 may not be rehired or accepted as a volunteer at Mount Snow or its affiliated resorts.
“In general, working at other businesses in the valley does not constitute a conflict of interest; however, Hermitage and Haystack have been at times in conflict with Mount Snow’s business interests,” the memo said.
“It was a business decision for Mount Snow to put the rule in place regarding employment at Haystack,” Communications Manager Dave Meeker said.
The Hermitage Club is a private resort that includes the Haystack ski area.
It’s unclear how many people would be affected by the policy.
“We do not understand why Mount Snow would create a policy that directly impacts workers’ livelihoods and the Deerfield Valley,” said Hermitage Club founder Jim Barnes. “We are sorry to see it cause hardship to the employees of either mountain.”