How do they live the way they do. All I hear about are cool trips, skiing, and enjoying life from pros. I mean for the most part, sure Andy Perry and the like will talk about having to work a job. I know some of NS are under 18 and don't really get it yet but how do they afford to live this way. I mean I would think they have a car, rent, health insurance, car insurance, a cell phone bill, food, and random life shit to pay for. Sure take all of your ski equipment costs, season pass/lift tickets, and some trip costs out of it thanks to sponsors but outside of that I thought that most pro skiers don't really make much money.
I ask this because I just read the Tim Mcchesney summer article and I didn't hear one word about earning a dollar. I heard about surfing in costa rica, skiing in hood and what not, but no work. Nothing against Tim. He seems like a good dude and it is awesome to watch him ski. I just have to work for at least like $1,000 a month to live on. So does Faction pay $12,000 a year to ski for or am I just missing something? Not really any of my business but I can't help but wonder.