Ok - here's the deal. What Amver is seeking to do would be either illegal for the person providing the instruction and/or against resort policy. We wish to be a positive force within the industry. We don't want resorts looking at a us as a cause of their troubles. As such, EpicSki will not facilitate this endeavor. Therefore this thread is being locked.
Most Western US ski resorts are on US Forest Service land. The USFS requires all commercial activity performed on USFS property to be conducted under a permit. Any kind of compensation for services rendered creates a commercial relationship. "Under the table" instruction like Amver seeks is prohibited by federal law at all resorts located on USFS property. Most resorts located on private property quietly ban "under the table" instruction for the same reason they do not allow food trucks to sell food in the parking lot: it detracts from the profitability of their business, While EpicSki acknowledges that "under the table" instruction does occur and the activity is only lightly policed (i.e. the odds of getting caught if one does this one time are quite low) we still have made the business decision to not facilitate this kind of activity so that we are not a part of making this activity a bigger problem for resorts. We also deem it to be our civic duty to caution those who seek to engage "under the table" instructors that instructors engaging in such activity will not have the benefit of liability insurance in case something goes wrong. If one has any concern about the quality if the instruction provided and the extra risks involved, one should think twice about going this route,
It is quite common for friends or family members to help each other learn to ski better. Epic is a great place to make new ski friends. If anyone wants to make friends with Amver and help out, the best way to do this is via private message.