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Post subject: SnowBoard Instructor Pay?  PostPosted: Dec 11, 2006 - 05:58 PM



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Does anyone know the rate of pay for a snowboard instructor? Does it vary much from country to country? Considering the cost of the instructor courses is it viable as a purely buisness venture? Although I'm sure anyone who is an instructor does it because they enjoy boarding.
 
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Post subject: RE: SnowBoard Instructor Pay?  PostPosted: Dec 11, 2006 - 06:12 PM



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"Working as a ski or snowboard instructor has many valuable rewards, but pay is usually not one of the biggest. Each school has its own pay structure based on experience, hours spent teaching, and certification. On average, a first-year, non-certified instructor can expect to earn about $6.50 per hour. An experienced, fully certified instructor might be able to make $13 or $14 per hour. Keep in mind that most ski or snowboard instructors are only paid for hours spent actually teaching."

Source - jobmonkey.com

(http://www.jobmonkey.com/ski/html/instructor_issues.html)

$14 USD = 7.10 GBP at current exchance rate of 1.95

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 11, 2006 - 06:28 PM



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I'm assuming that you get food and board(somewhere to live not an actual board) Smile
 
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Yup many instructors abroad have a place to stay on the resort and teach during the day. Sounds like an ideal job.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 11, 2006 - 06:41 PM



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I would say those US pay rates are rather low. You can make $10 an hour starting out and much more with experience plus everyone tips. Rates in Europe depend on country but the places where you need higher qualifications do pay well.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 11, 2006 - 06:48 PM



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Its just an "about amount" from a job providing site =]

other places may be higher or lower

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Ok, I worked as an instrucor for Mammoth Mountain, Ca and the pay worked as follows:

* $10 per hour base rate for no experience (when coaching)
* For every coaching level you get you get an extra $2 an hour
* Every 75 hours you work your coaching rate goes up $2
* When coaching a request private you get an extra 7 per hour
* When not coaching but still on the clock (waiting for work, etc) you'll earn $6.75 base rate

By the end of the season my boyfriend was earning about $35-40 per hour then would get extra for his request privates. Then tips on top of that. You don't get anything like that for working as a coach here in the UK.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 11, 2006 - 07:02 PM



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Oh and you don't get accomodation for free. You usually can get staff accomodation or have to find housing yourself. And staff housing isn't discounted because you work for the mountain.

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Post subject: Re: SnowBoard Instructor Pay?  PostPosted: Dec 12, 2006 - 10:46 PM



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mr_tfool wrote:
is it viable as a purely buisness venture?


Depends how flexible you are, your qualifications and your lifestyle choice.
Flexibility in working southern/northern hemisphere with the necessity of other work, ex. watersports instruction, in the off-seasons.
Qualifications. No matter how qualified you are, you're a business. Lots of coaches, highly qualified instructors etc have diversified into running 'schools' in resorts. At the moment its still expanding, however, looking at the upturn in skiing, and the fact board sales have slightly reduced in the last few years, things are changing.
Lifestyle choice. You need to be prepared to work both hemispheres, or be otherwise qualified. Hit a certain age, or injury, and then its back to 'reality'.
Snowboarding for me has to be financed through boarding. In my case its not worth spending thousands for a course, as I would never recoup that sum, and substain a decent standard of living, before the qualification ran out.

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Post subject: RE: Re: SnowBoard Instructor Pay?  PostPosted: Dec 15, 2006 - 10:11 PM



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I was earning about 6 per hour in Australia. I had to be on duty from 8:30am until 4:30pm, six days per week - but I only got paid for the hours I taught. Lessons were allocated according to a pecking order, so repeat business was the only way to guarantee you got a group. I did about 2-4 hours teaching each day on average, though I had days without any work.

Accommodation wasn't included, but there was discounted staff accommo available (but you were often crammed two or three into a room). You bought your own food, but we could buy meal vouchers for a fixed, cheap fee that could be swapped for hot food and a single drink. You had 20 mins to eat lunch though Sad

Lift pass was included.

Most instructors, except for the senior ones, had a second or even a third job to finance their season.

To make money you need to be experienced and highly qualified, then you can run your own business as a private instructor or offer coaching / advanced training.

Despite the pay and conditions, it is an utterly amazing job. If I ever do another season, I'd probably go for another instructor job.

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