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post #31 of 58

So if I go to the DV ski school and request "TheRusty" as my instructor, will they know who I'm talking about?  [Not that I have firm plans to go there, but never hurts to be prepared]

post #32 of 58
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Originally Posted by peterm View Post
 

So if I go to the DV ski school and request "TheRusty" as my instructor, will they know who I'm talking about?  [Not that I have firm plans to go there, but never hurts to be prepared]

 

Well other than wondering why you're calling him "The" it should work as his name is Rusty (Carr). 

post #33 of 58
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Well other than wondering why you're calling him "The" it should work as his name is Rusty (Carr). 

 

Yeah, but what if there's more than one instructor named Rusty... will they know that he is THE Rusty and not just A Rusty?

post #34 of 58

There is only one Rusty allowed per ski school. All others are relegated to common simple everyday run of the mill oxidation.  

post #35 of 58
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Wait, I thought we had sold our souls to Vail??? :rolleyes:rotflmao:


I guess Vail didn't think much of Rusty's idea that instructors should be paid $100k/year equivalent.....:popcorn

post #36 of 58
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TheRusty is on the EpicSki instructor listing for Utah where my real name is public. Since my parents apparently were comedians, my real name should be easy enough to remember.  It would be nice if there was one request for "TheRusty" this season. Might be good for a laugh.

 

Clarification: I did not say that instructors should be paid that much. I just believe that it would be good for the industry if that level of compensation was paid out. To the extent that Vail is successful and pays instructors less than their peer competition, Vail is doing a good job at proving me wrong.

post #37 of 58

For the record, I'll say that instructors should top out at $100k / year equivalent.

post #38 of 58
Hey Rusty, Welcome to Utah!
Let me know if you get over to Snowbasin or Pow Mow. Basin seems to be a popular choice for DV instructors whether teaching or on days off 😉
post #39 of 58

Congratulations!  You earned it, for sure.

post #40 of 58
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Hey Rusty, Welcome to Utah!
Let me know if you get over to Snowbasin or Pow Mow. Basin seems to be a popular choice for DV instructors whether teaching or on days off 😉

Days off? I can't handle days off. I signed up for full time with no specific days off. I'll be lucky to make it to Solitude for a day or two.

post #41 of 58

Thumbs UpThumbs Up to what sounds like a most excellent winter....far better than Pa skiing is looking like.

 

Just curious, but, are there work imposed restrictions about posting on instructional matters such as the Instruction forum here?

post #42 of 58
Thread Starter 

No and yes.

 

There are no generic restrictions about discussion of instructional matters. There is a full page in the employee manual about social media. As stated above, #1 is that if we identify ourselves as employees of Deer Valley that we need to include a disclaimer that the information we are sharing is our personal opinion and not that of the resort. There are restrictions against divulging confidential information. Guest information is confidential (e.g. we are not to take pictures of guests [on our cameras] or divulge names). There are some DV specific concepts in the instructor manual that I won't discuss unless I see that DV has made these things public information.

post #43 of 58
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. There are some DV specific concepts in the instructor manual that I won't discuss unless I see that DV has made these things public information.

 

Good - gives up freedom to speculate.  So you won't be telling us about the pagan sacrifices or Stein's Fight Club in the basement of the lodge (bring your best pow skis and prepared to get F***** up by the nimble carving blades);)

post #44 of 58
Thread Starter 

FYI - It turns out that out of nearly 600 employees of ski school, I am the only Rusty. So if you ask for "TheRusty" you will get me. 

post #45 of 58
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FYI - It turns out that out of nearly 600 employees of ski school, I am the only Rusty. So if you ask for "TheRusty" you will get me. 

600 employees of the ski school...wow, that is a big number, far more than I would have expected. I'm sure DV has a huge challenge getting all those aligned.. something like herding cats. I would guess they want all customers to have a premium experience, so, the instructor manual might make for some interesting reading.

post #46 of 58
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FYI - It turns out that out of nearly 600 employees of ski school, I am the only Rusty. So if you ask for "TheRusty" you will get me. 


Hmm, DV is like JH, same price for a private from 1-5 students.  If I could talk a few friends into paying for a DV lift ticket . . . :)

 

Any way to know if you'll be teaching Max 4?

post #47 of 58
We have over 700 instructors at JHMR this season. Most are part time. I am one of just over 150 that is full time. It's probably similar at DV.

Of course this just my opinion and doesn't reflect on my employer.
post #48 of 58

Congrats Rusty.  Actually heading out to DV this Saturday!  Will be there all week for the Mahre Training Center.  Maybe our paths will cross (would be weird as we live less than 10 miles apart, but travel 2K+ to possibly meet)!

post #49 of 58
Sounds like the number of real estate agents in the valley here..... Given that all the instructors are supposedly listed on the site, makes me wonder about the actual number here -- if there are minions who never make an appearance unless it's Christmas week... Like elves.
post #50 of 58
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FYI - It turns out that out of nearly 600 employees of ski school, I am the only Rusty. So if you ask for "TheRusty" you will get me. 


Hmm, DV is like JH, same price for a private from 1-5 students.  If I could talk a few friends into paying for a DV lift ticket . . . :)

 

Any way to know if you'll be teaching Max 4?

Rumor has it I will be teaching mostly Max 4 and privates. The only way to guarantee to get me is via request private. Hit me up via PM anyway if you're coming. If I can I'll at least say hi or meet at lunch time. 

post #51 of 58
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Originally Posted by TheRusty View Post
 
Rumor has it I will be teaching mostly Max 4 and privates. The only way to guarantee to get me is via request private. Hit me up via PM anyway if you're coming. If I can I'll at least say hi or meet at lunch time. 

Will do!  May not be until April though.

post #52 of 58

Rusty, there is a big skibike scene in Utah now.  They are even at the Olympic Center.  Pretty much every resort allows them there except Deer Valley.  So, if you want to try it, go the the Facebook Page: Snow biking Ski Biking.  Someone will hook you up with a bike.  There's going to be a competition out there next month - I think.  Comp's are not my thing though.   Scott Carr would be the best guy to talk to.

 

I'm still loving my ride.

 


Edited by daysailer1 - 1/20/16 at 3:33pm
post #53 of 58
Thread Starter 

I haven't seen any bikes at DV. We'll see if my last name get's any pull with Scott.

post #54 of 58
I was all signed up, hired, and ready to go to DV this season until family plans changed. I was truly impressed with their communication/pre-employment/etc... processes. Seems like a tight, well oiled machine.
post #55 of 58
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I haven't seen any bikes at DV. We'll see if my last name get's any pull with Scott.


Don't think they are allowed at DV.  They are permitted at every resort Vail Resorts, Inc owns or is on the Epic Pass. 

 

The backcountry Gulch Fest is going to be held near Alta on March 25-27.  The event listing is at https://www.facebook.com/events/199355123746728/    Scott Carr is the first person to post in the event page.  Royce McDaniel would be another bike contact over there.   Just ask to join the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/6592654004/   Cliff Pinto is driving over from Durango for the event.  He's the only skibiker in the world permitted to ride at Silverton Mountain.  He's def a chihuahua with an attitude when riled up.  He's 99.99% nice however.

post #56 of 58
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Originally Posted by daysailer1 View Post
 

Rusty, there is a big skibike scene in Utah now.  They are even at the Olympic Center.  Pretty much every resort allows them there except Deer Valley.  So, if you want to try it, go the the Facebook Page: Snow biking Ski Biking.  Someone will hook you up with a bike.  There's going to be a competition out there next month - I think.  Comp's are not my thing though.   Scott Carr would be the best guy to talk to.

 

I'm still loving my ride.

 

 

 

 

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Don't think they are allowed at DV.  They are permitted at every resort Vail Resorts, Inc owns or is on the Epic Pass. 

 

The backcountry Gulch Fest is going to be held near Alta on March 25-27.  The event listing is at https://www.facebook.com/events/199355123746728/    Scott Carr is the first person to post in the event page.  Royce McDaniel would be another bike contact over there.   Just ask to join the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/6592654004/   Cliff Pinto is driving over from Durango for the event.  He's the only skibiker in the world permitted to ride at Silverton Mountain.  He's def a chihuahua with an attitude when riled up.  He's 99.99% nice however.

 

Hey there!  Good to see you drop in.

 

As for Deer Valley, pretty sure that the same reasons given for banning snowboards would be given for not allowing snow bikes..

 

post #57 of 58
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I haven't seen any bikes at DV. We'll see if my last name get's any pull with Scott.


Don't think they are allowed at DV.  They are permitted at every resort Vail Resorts, Inc owns or is on the Epic Pass. 

The backcountry Gulch Fest is going to be held near Alta on March 25-27.  The event listing is at https://www.facebook.com/events/199355123746728/    Scott Carr is the first person to post in the event page.  Royce McDaniel would be another bike contact over there.   Just ask to join the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/6592654004/   Cliff Pinto is driving over from Durango for the event.  He's the only skibiker in the world permitted to ride at Silverton Mountain.  He's def a chihuahua with an attitude when riled up.  He's 99.99% nice however.

I saw a bike at Dv this week.
post #58 of 58
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I saw a bike at Dv this week.

Woo hoo!
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