That's why I've worked in the industry in some way, shape or form since about 1993 - instructor, tech, and patrol. I've lost my ass doing it, but luckily always had a real job too, so that I was able to "work" in the ski industry on the side. It's not a money maker unless you're the best of the best, and even then, not a lot. Better be Plake, Seth, McConkey, Sage, or someone on their level. They aren't rich either, and they'll all need real jobs when they're done skiing/filming. Luckily, they all usually get "real jobs" in the biz.