KravtZSimple. Its supply and demand. Thats what the market demands you get paid for your services. Don't like it? Get better, become a pro, sponsored, etc. Called capitalism. Don't like it? Than go flip burgers for $15 bucks an hour in Seattle.
OMG THIS IS OVER THE TOP STUPID.
You think there is no demand for freeskiing coaches???? Seriously?
How many threads are there on newschoolers started by ski resort managers looking for lifties or regular ski instructors or even patrol? None.
There has never been a classified ad posted for 'Ski Patrol wanted' here or anywhere online they have 10-100 applicants for every patrol job. Supply exceeds demand for patrollers.
Not free ski coaches.
Now let me spend 5 minutes showing you all the ones looking for free ski instructors coaches.
This rant isn't directed only at KRavtZ its directed at all the dumb motherfuckers who responded to OP like he should be making minumum wage and be happy.
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Doesn't look like any of these jobs got filled through here and you can be assured they tried to fill them before coming on newschoolers. No demand eh???
Parents want their kids to be watched my a grown up so they can ski by themselves. When the kid hits middle school age and can shred they are too old for normal ski school. The only thing that the kid is going to agree to taking part in is probably high level free ski instruction by a bad ass coach. Not regular lessons.
Fuck off with your stupid ass advice telling another skiier to go flip burgers in Seattle to make 15 an hour while you brag about making 6 figures yet whine about not living near good skiing your a shitty role model and someone kids on NS should avoid trying to be like if they want to get turns in on real mountains and not be a crusty dude in a cubicle communting 4 hours a day and preaching on here.
Now personally I have lost my confidence on rails after a few bad falls and shin bruises that take 2 months to heal since I am 30. At some point in the next year or two I want to get my rail game back on the right sunny day in the right park. I would absolutely pay for high end instruction. Im someone who can ski moguls perfectly on 203 cm long pow skis and my overall skiing is better than its ever been but I feel like a gaper because I probably won't hit another rail anytime soon even on different skis since I don't want to get hurt and Im old. I don't want to completely lose my park skills and will spend to get the correct instruction on the right day and get my confidence back. Rails are fun as fuck.