Keystone ski patrol is the latest to unionize in Colorado  

Keystone Ski Patrol has overwhelmingly adopted a union.  

More than 90-percent of patrollers voted “yes” at the local, in-person elections April 2 and April 5. Of 75 voters, 68 said “yes,” just seven said “no.” Eighteen eligible patrollers did not participate. 

Keystone is now represented by Communication Workers of America.  

Some details still need to be hashed out, like who is represented for contract and benefit negotiations. The union application says full-time lead patrollers might not be eligible. 

Keystone is the latest Colorado ski patrol to adopt a union. In March, the Eldora ski patrol voted “yes” to a union by a similar resounding margin.  

Here in the Summit County area Breckenridge and Loveland have union representation. Both of those ski patrols unionized since 2021. 

In 2021 Keystone patrollers declined to join a union, when the campaign lost by one vote.