It seems Vail Resorts are doing their best to make up this year's losses. It seems Ski Patrollers are being asked to front up with the $49 deposit for an Epic Pass - Resort Management are apparently being required to pay for all passes for patrollers. Whilst it's possibly quite commercially reasonable to require full payment for passes for all users of the Resort's assets, it seems to me to be quite staggeringly bloody minded and ignorant to do so. That the RMB would even contemplate asking individuals to pay the deposit on a pass that is a requirement of their employment is another matter. Wouldn't that be a laugh if patrollers simply didn't pay - RMB would be left either paying full price for passes or would have a lot of patrollers sitting at patrol base unable to enter the Vail Resorts leashold area! So should we expect to see a price hike on Resort Entry or site fees to offset the increased cost of providing the safety services Vail Resorts require in order to operate their resort? Greedy American corporate stupidity. Part of USA Pty Ltd, CEO D. Trump. Spare us!