âTheyâre paying $2,500 a night for a room, and then theyâre fearing for the lives of their grandkids when they go skiing over Christmas,â Ferry said of Vailâs traditionally upscale, destination clientele.
âThroughout the history of (Vail) we have appealed to exclusivity. The only people we let up there during Christmas are the ones with the big homes and their ski instructors. We had eliminated the Front Range riff-raff, and all of a sudden weâre selling a pass thatâs to the masses.â
Now find a new job, bitch:
Kaye Ferry, the outspoken and sometimes controversial executive director of the Vail Chamber and Business Association, has resigned in the wake of comments to Colorado Confidential last week in which she labeled Denver day skiers âFront Range riff-raff.â
Ferry denied making the comment, although she stood by her concerns about the potential parking, traffic and skier-safety impacts of Vail Resortsâ new $579 Epic Pass. The story was picked up by mainstream media such as the Denver Post and caused a flurry of negative comments on Web sites around the state. Colorado Confidential stands by the accuracy of Ferryâs quotes.
The Vail Town Council late last week collectively sent a letter to board members of the Vail Chamber suggesting Ferry be asked to resign. On Saturday, Susie Tjossem, executive director of the Vail-based Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame and also a Vail Chamber board member, sent a letter to town council members announcing Ferryâs resignation.
I guess my family of moderate means is riff-raff that your grandkids need to be scared of.