Originally Posted by LiquidFeet
It might be informative to compare different ways mountain ski schools do this.
Do you get paid for the weekly instructor training you do (trainer, trainee) at your mountain?
Are you covered by workmen's comp while training?
Are you allowed to attend training while not in the jacket, which I'm guessing means you are not covered by workmen's comp?
Anything else that might be interesting to know about ski school policies regarding their financial responsibility for your job training?
I split my time between two resorts, one massive one, (Whistler) and one dinky one (Grouse)
At Grouse, and Whistler I'd assume, trainers get paid, trainees do not, with the exception of pre-season "refresher" days, but those aren't necessarily geared towards ski improvement.
Workmans comp? Grouse, yes, Whistler I don't know, as it hasn't come up yet for anyone I know! *knocks on wood* Aside from the refresher courses, none of the training sessions are mandatory. They are incredibly helpful for working towards higher levels of certification though, and I suppose if that's what you're after then they are mandatory...
At both hills they prefer we don't show up in uniform, unless of course you're leading the session.
At the dinky hill, it's always the same people showing up to the sessions, which leads to a clique-like feel sometimes, not that there's anything wrong with that. At Whistler, with the sheer number of sessions (morning sessions before work as well as daily 6 hour sessions) people tend to show up for a few, then don't, then do.