So the resort falsely market their "not pros" as "top notch professionals" in order to charge "professional" rate!
If so, they should at least paid their "non-pro" instructors at close to "pro's" rates.
Who's perpetuating such false image while accepting unskilled labor rate? The ski instructors themselves!!!
I guess they deserve to be paid as non-skilled seasonal labors? The one "unprofessional" behavior being they can't even negotiate their own decent pay rate.
Perhaps union can help turn that around.
Yeah, an 80-20 split would be quite out of synch with typical labor markups. A broad rule of thumb is an employer needs to bill at about twice the hourly rate to cover overhead, benefits, social security, insurance, etc. There's a lot of variation to be sure (when I freelance they mark-up my hourly rate by about 25%, but the company is making money on things other than just labor - I also don't work cheap) but 50-50 is what's the norm.
The 2000% markup (Vail charges over $200/hr and pays about $10/hr) is absurd, and nobody should put up with it. Not the instructors, nor the customers.
At 50-50, your basic $70/hr lesson would be from an instructor making a reasonable professional wage of $35/hr.
I really don't understand how PSIA can refer to themselves as Professionals when they settle for boy rate.
I believe their motto is "Caring for the land and serving people"