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Ski resorts struggle to hire amid Trump's student visa ban

An executive order signed in June temporarily bars foreign worker visas.

DENVER — As ski resorts try to regain their footing after being knocked down by the coronavirus pandemic last season, another obstacle is looming heading into the winter. 

President Donald Trump signed an executive order in June temporarily barring foreign worker visas, including J-1 visas often issued to students who come to North America to work at resorts. 

> The video above aired Sept. 9 and looks at Vail Resorts' reservation plan for the upcoming ski season.

That's making it harder to fill crucial jobs like operating chair lifts, serving food and cleaning hotel rooms. Some resorts could have to cut back operations as a result. 

The National Ski Areas Association is closely monitoring a federal lawsuit challenging Trump’s order. 

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