Year Round Benefits

401(K)
AD&D
Bereavement Leave
Charging Privileges
Dependent Lift Access
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Account
Friendship Passes
Holiday Pay
Jury Duty
Life Insurance
Lift Access Privileges
Long Term Disability
Medical & Dental Insurance
Paid Time Off
Real Deal
Transportation
Vision
Voting

Healthcare Reform
Click here to find information on the Healthcare Reform.

401 (k)
Purgatory currently offers a 401(k) Retirement Plan to all qualified employees. To qualify you must be age twenty-one years old, employed for one year and have worked 1,000 hours or more in a calendar year. Enrollment dates each year are January, April, July, and October; you may enter the plan only at these times. You may contribute up to a maximum of 100% of your gross salary. Purgatory Resort currently matches 25% of the first 5% of the employee contribution. You vest in the company contribution portion according to years of service. For more information contact Human Resources.

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AD&D
Group YR employees are currently provided an insurance policy that pays 1 time their annual salary to the designated beneficiary in the event of a non-work related accidental death or dismemberment. Coverage is effective on the first day of the month following a 60-day waiting period.

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Bereavement Leave
Up to three regularly scheduled, paid days off may be granted due to a death in your immediate family. Immediate family is defined as: your (step) parent, (step) child, spouse, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild, son/daughter in-law, parent in-law, grandparent in-law, brother or sister-in-law and all legal dependents in the employee’s household. If you wish to take the day (or a portion of the day) off with pay, a Paid Leave Request Form must be submitted to the department director for approval. Once approved, the Paid Leave Request Form is forwarded to Payroll for payment in the appropriate payroll period. (Payroll must receive the Paid Leave Request Form by Monday before payday to ensure proper payment.) For more information contact Human Resources.

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Charging Privileges
Group YR and SS employees are allowed charging privileges in retail locations and the Employee Service Center. There is a $10 minimum charge amount with a $400 charging limit. Accounts are paid through payroll deducts of 25% of the outstanding balance or a minimum of $25 (or the entire balance if less than $25). All amounts over the $400 limit and/or over 90 days past due are automatically deducted from your paycheck. The account must be paid in full when employment ends or when the employee status changes. For more information contact Accounting at 426-7213.

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Dependent Lift Access
Your dependents may receive free or discounted lift access privileges according to your group status. Upon presentation to Human Resources of the appropriate documentation (Birth Certificates, Marriage Licenses, etc.), you are issued a voucher that is exchanged at the Ticket Office. You are eligible to receive your dependent benefits immediately upon hire or promotion.

Winter

Employee Group Status =
<12
Student
Adult
Silver
Golden
YR & HCB
Free
Free
Free
Free
Free
SS
Free
Free
Free
Free
Free
HC & HF10
Free
Free
Free
Free
Free
HF
Free
$150
$275
$150
$50
Temporary
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Volunteer
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

*If an HC employee is not on track to work 400 hours, his/her status will be changed to HF and s/he will be required to pay the discounted price on a dependent pass.

Summer
The dependents of summer employees receive free lift access. The dependents of winter employees who completed the winter season in good standing, are provided a 50% discount on summer lift products.
All dependent passes are invalid if employment ends and must be returned to Human Resources promptly. If a discounted pass was purchased, your dependent has the option of returning the pass for a pro-rated refund or paying the difference between full price and the discounted rate.

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Group YR and SS employees are currently eligible to use the services of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Western Employee Assistance Services (WEAS) provides confidential counseling to help you with family issues, substance abuse problems, financial pressures, legal matters, personal issues, marriage/relationship problems, etc. Up to eight visits are available annually at no cost and can be utilized by you and/or your immediate family.

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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Group YR employees are currently eligible to participate in the Purgatory Flexible Spending Account Plan. Section 125 of the U.S. Tax Code allows certain expenses (dependent care, medical premiums and un-reimbursed medical) to be paid with pre-tax dollars. You can save tax money in four areas: Federal and State Income Tax, Social Security Tax and Medicare Tax.

The amount you choose to have withheld from each paycheck is deposited in an interest-free account until reimbursed to you. Valid receipts must be submitted to PayFlex and reimbursement checks are issued by PayFlex. Any amount remaining in your account at the end of the plan year is forfeited.

You may elect to participate in the Flexible Spending Account once a year during the enrollment period, which is the last two weeks in April. Your enrollment selection may only be changed during the plan year because of a “qualified life change” (birth, death, marriage, divorce, adoption, etc.). This account runs on a plan year (May 1st through April 30).

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Friendship Passes
Eligible employees receive a pre-determined amount of complimentary passes that may be exchanged for free lift access. Company policy specifically prohibits the sale of friendship passes. Abuse of the friendship pass program may result in termination. All employees must bring their employee pass to the Ticket Office to receive the friendship pass for that day. The number of vouchers received varies by group status. Year-round and returning seasonal employees can begin using friendship passes after employment processing is completed. New employees may begin to use friendship passes upon completion of 30 days employment. Purgatory policy prohibits the sale of Friendship passes.

Winter: A winter Friendship Pass is a complimentary voucher which allows the bearer free lift access on one day (whether adult, senior, child, full day or a half day).

Summer: A summer Friendship Pass is a complimentary pass, which allows the bearer to one free Total Adventure Ticket. A Total Adventure Ticket provides a total of 5 different activities with the Alpine Slide rides, mountain bike uplifts, scenic chairlift rides, miniature golf, and Frisbee golf for one day.

Group YR………………………………………….10 Passes
Group SS………………………………………….10 Passes
Group HCB……………………………………….6 Passes
Group HC- Re-hire……………………………….6 Passes
Group HF – 10 + year……………………………6 Passes
Group HC- New Hire……………………………..4 Passes
Group HF…………………………………………..2 Passes
Temporary…………………………………………N/A
Volunteer…………………………………………..N/A

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Holiday Accural

Holiday Pay – Hourly Employees
Purgatory recognizes Christmas Day as a holiday for all employees. If you are an hourly employee and work on that holiday, you receive 1 and 1/2 times your regular hourly wage for each holiday hour worked.

Holiday Leave – Group SS
Purgatory recognizes Christmas Day as a paid holiday for SS employees. Group SS employees accrue eight hours of paid holiday leave (at regular pay). If you take the day (or a portion of the day) off with pay, a Paid Leave Request Form must be submitted to your department Director for approval. Once approved, the Paid Leave Request Form is forwarded to Payroll for payment in the appropriate pay period. (Payroll must receive the Paid Leave Request Form by the Monday before payday to ensure proper payment.) If you work on the recognized holiday, any of the eight holiday hours that are not used are accrued as holiday leave and may be used at a later date as approved by the department Director. Any unused holiday leave will be paid out at the end of the season.

Holiday Leave – Group YR Employees
Group YR employees accrue eight hours of paid holiday leave (at regular pay) for each recognized holiday (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas) that occurs while employed. If you take the day (or a portion of the day) off with pay, a Paid Leave Request Form must be submitted to your department Director for approval. Once approved, the Paid Leave Request Form is forwarded to Payroll for payment in the appropriate pay period. (Payroll must receive the Paid Leave Request Form by the Monday before payday to ensure proper payment.) If you work on a recognized holiday, any of the eight holiday hours that are not used are accrued as holiday leave and may be used at a later date as approved by the department Director. At no time may you have more than 40 hours of accrued holiday leave.

If your holiday leave balance reaches 40 hours, accrual ceases until the balance has been reduced. You may not use more holiday leave than you have accrued. On no occasion may you trade, sell, donate or in any way transfer holiday leave to another employee.
A separated employee whether separated voluntarily or involuntarily, receives payment for all accrued holiday leave on their last regular paycheck.

Jury Duty
If you are called for jury duty and your work schedule conflicts, you are excused from work to fulfill this obligation. If you are excused from court prior to the end of your scheduled shift, you are expected to return to work. If you are selected as a juror, call your supervisor as soon as possible and advise them of your selection. You receive full pay up to 8 hours per day for the first three days of jury duty if you are scheduled to work and are a non-exempt employee, upon submission of juror documentation. Jury duty beyond three days is without pay from the Company for non-exempt employees. However, beginning with the fourth day and thereafter, the juror is paid $50.00 per day by the State of Colorado for state district or county courts.

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Life Insurance
Group YR employees are currently provided an insurance policy that pays 1 time their annual salary to the designated beneficiary in the event of a non-work related death. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following a 60-day waiting period.

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Lift Access Privileges
Your employee ID entitles you to free lift access while employed by Purgatory. Winter employees that complete the season in good standing receive free summer lift access. You are required to show your ID to the ticket checker each time you pass through the lift line. Abuse of this policy may lead to suspension of lift access privileges and/or termination.

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Long Term Disability (LTD)
Group YR employees are currently provided an insurance policy that pays a specified amount if they cannot work because of non-work related injury or illness. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following a 60-day waiting period.

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Medical & Dental Insurance
Group YR and SS employees are currently eligible for group medical and dental insurance. Durango Mountain Resort pays a large percent of the premium and the employee is required to pay a small percent through payroll deduct. SS employees who enroll in Purgatory’s group medical insurance plan are responsible for 100% of the premium during the off season when they are not employed. Coverage is effective on the first day of the month following a 60-day waiting period.

If you start your employment with Purgatory in a seasonal position and transfer into a position in which medical and health insurance benefits are offered, coverage is effective on the first of the month following a 60-day waiting period in the new position.

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Paid Time Off (PTO)
Group YR employees accrue PTO at the rate of 4.62 hours per pay period during their first four years (YR years of service) of continuous employment. At the completion of four years of continuous employment, accrual is at the rate of 6.15 hours per pay period, beginning the first pay period after your anniversary date.

Although PTO begins accruing from the date of eligibility, PTO is not earned until after 60 days of employment. You may not use your accrued PTO until you have worked 60 days. If employment ends within that sixty-day period, you are not entitled to receive pay for the unused PTO.

If you wish to take the day (or a portion of the day) off with pay, a Paid Leave Request Form must be submitted to your department director for approval. Once approved, the Paid Leave Request Form is forwarded to Payroll for payment in the appropriate payroll period. Payroll must receive the Paid Leave Request Form by Monday before payday to ensure proper payment. The maximum amount of PTO used in any workweek is 40 hours.

You may accrue no more than one year of PTO (120 or 160 hours, depending on your accrual status). If your PTO balance reaches the annual limit, accrual ceases until the balance has been reduced. You may not use more PTO than you have accrued. On no occasion may you trade, sell, donate or in any way transfer your PTO balance to another employee.

A separated employee receives a PTO payoff for their vested, unused PTO accrual on their last regular paycheck.

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Real Deal Program
This program allows Purgatory employees to ski/snowboard free at designated resorts through Colorado. Employees must get an authorization form signed by their supervisor and bring it in to Human Resources in exchange for a voucher. Vouchers are only valid during a preset period. Please plan ahead and do not wait until the last minute to get your vouchers. Please be aware that Human Resources has a pre-set number of vouchers for the entire season and once they are distributed, no more vouchers can be given. Volunteer and Temporary status are not eligible for this benefit. For details on participating ski areas contact Human Resources.

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Transportation
Purgatory provides seasonal free employee transportation to and from Durango on a scheduled, space available basis. You must present your employee ID to board the bus.

In addition to offering free employee transportation, Purgatory offers a Car Pool Incentive Program. A single vehicle must have 2 or more employees who qualify and are all scheduled to work that day. Only the driver of the vehicle will receive an incentive coupon. Abuse of this program in anyway could result in termination of employment.

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Vision
Group YR employees are eligible to enroll in vision coverage during open enrollment and initial benefits enrollment. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following a 60-day waiting period.

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Voluntary Accident & Medical Insurance

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Voting
Voting is an important responsibility we all assume as citizens. We encourage employees to exercise their voting rights in all municipal, state, and federal elections.

Under most circumstances, it is possible for employees to vote either before or after work. If it appears necessary for employees to arrive late or leave work early to vote in any election, employees should contact Human Resources no later than the day prior to Election Day.

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