Reserving a Private Lesson guarantees you get the Instructor you
want at the time you want*.
Please be aware that if you DO schedule a Private Lesson that it
takes the Instructor "out of the pool" for other assignments during the time you reserve them for. If you do not show up for
the lesson, the instructor not only loses that lesson, but also the possibility of any other lesson at that time.
Please call and cancel not less than one hour in advance so the
Instructor is free to accept a different assignment. Ski Instructors are not "on the clock" for an eight hour shift but rather
are paid by the lesson, if we don't teach we do not get paid. Long gone are the days of 50/50 splits between the Ski School
and the Instructor. Nationally the average Instructor compensation is now much less than 20% of the face value of the lesson.
In fact many receive only the minimum hourly wage (only for the hours they are teaching) and a Free Lift Ticket. As a PSIA
Certified Instructor, with over two decades of experience teaching skiing, my current 2010 rate is $9.25/hr.