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How much do mountain hosts get paid?

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How much do mountain hosts get paid per hour? At Canyons resort for example? 

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Dont know about Canyons.  But in Whistler it is a volunteer job.  They commit to a certain number of days in exchange for a free pass and other perks, like discounts on food and ski equipment.  The required number of days is quiet a few...like 20 or so.

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Mammoth Mountain hosts are also volunteers. They get a season pass and some discount on food and equipment. I think most resorts follow the same guidelines.

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Every place I know of and that is lots in the east, it is a volunteer job. Most places require some minimum commitment of days to qualify and the reward is a season pass and discounts.

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Dont know about Canyons.  But in Whistler it is a volunteer job.  They commit to a certain number of days in exchange for a free pass and other perks, like discounts on food and ski equipment.  The required number of days is quiet a few...like 20 or so.

 

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Mammoth Mountain hosts are also volunteers. They get a season pass and some discount on food and equipment. I think most resorts follow the same guidelines.

 

Schweizer is the same.  No pay, but a season pass and a break on food and possibly some gear.  I can't remember how many days are required, but 20 or so sounds about right.

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Some resorts pay a minimum wage type rate for the lead hosts. That is, there will be one or two or three each day who serve as supervisors for the rest of the volunteer crew, keep paperwork up to date and do things like gather the lost and found items and log them in at a central point. But most of the hosts you meet on the hill are strictly volunteering in exchange for passes and other perks.
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free season pass... I'm not sure about Canyons. At PCMR I believe it's a morning a week. The ones I've met are mostly retired :a cop on a pension, a wealthy guy who just sold a tech co. and was in between founding a new one. Even my high school girlfriends dad, who was 80... a host at Vail on a visit (slumming). Anything for the pass I guess.They all have one thing in common: when they're on skis they are like kids on Christmas morning, and they love to share it. 

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Free season pass for minimum number of days, I think it's two days a week.  I think they may get some pro deals, along with free lessons, but it's geared toward people who just like showing off their mountain.  Possibly the guy managing them gets some money.  

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I believe some also need to commit to their on-duty days fairly far in advance - like soon if you're thinking about getting into something like that for the upcoming season

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