Wage stagnation for line workers has always been an issue. Sadly over the last four decades it has become fashionable for executive compensation to grow at a much higher rate than those of their line workers. It is roughly 400 times that of their line workers when for the longest time it was roughly 100 times that of their line workers. In some cases the line workers pay actually has gone down and those folks make less today than they did just ten years ago. No solution other than lower c level pay will change that but we will probably never see that under the current corporate colonialist model where exporting jobs and importing finished goods gets those c level folks a disproportionately larger slice of the profit pie.
JASP, you seem to think this is a zero sum game: If line workers are paid more, then the C suite must be paid less. That's true if the industry is static. However, there may be payoffs in terms of productivity, revenue generation, and cost reduction that could come from paying line workers more irregardless of C-suite compensation. How might this happen? Ski pros might sell more lessons, increasing revenue. Line staff might be emboldened to look for operational cost savings. Turnover might be substantially reduced, reducing search cost. Line staff might innovate new business models that propel the corporation to a more profitable position.
It might be interesting to see if higher line worker compensation yields higher profits. I know of no studies in the ski industry that explore this topic.