Tanner Hall makes $50,000 a year salary from Oakley. Oakley also outfits him with a $10,000 travel budget, that he must fill out expense reports for. This allows him to go everywhere and do everything. His winnings are also matched by Oakley, so when he wins $10,000 at a contest, Oakley gives him a $10,000 bonus. His prize matches are up to $10,000. (so if he wins $20K, he only gets an additional $10K from Oakley).
Red Bull pays him $10,000 a year, and matches prize winnings up to $5,000.
Tanner made about $175,000 last season, and I believe he broke the $200,000 mark this season. He was making $15,000 a year from Rossignol, but now he is with Armada, which does not pay him a salary, he gets corporate earnings as if he was a company executive.
Most sponsors have the same ideas, and paying them $30k-$50k a year is nothing, because they pay them as if they were an employee, so they also get health insurance benefits, and other benefits large companies can offer.
Candide Thovex makes $80,000 a year from Salomon, which is why he moved over. He is the highest salary athelete in newschool skiing.
I dont know for sure any of the other atheletes figures, I have only heard rumors.
The numbers for Tanner Hall were those of the 01/02 season as told to me by an Oakley representative. These figures may be false or have changed.
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