I'm a formerly resort-certified skibike instructor (and a former AASI Certified Snowboard Instructor) at a major Front Range Colorado ski resort. I taught skibiking part-time for ten seasons. With over sixteen seasons of working between two ski resorts and traveling to most ski resorts around Colorado, I'm now fairly knowledgeable about ski resort operations and have a variety of industry contacts. I can be contacted at watertigerenterprisesLLC@comcast.net
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at all USA ski resorts are essentially working for tips. They only get
paid when they are actually teaching - which may be 5 hours/day max.
After teaching a class of 12 people all day they may have earned $40 in wages. In
the case of beginners that can be hard physical grueling work.
If you received a lesson where you had fun and learned something, reward the instructor for all their efforts. Tip them. That includes your kids instructor too.