I have helped hundreds of pros improve their skiing and never had to discuss their physical fitness beyond a few who had a physical limitation. So I see all this stuff about work out regimens and which one is best as a bit off topic. Use whatever works best for you but by golly please show up job ready. From there we can help a skier develop into a stronger skier, a more competent teacher, a more efficient skier who can get to an accident quickly but still capable of doing whatever that injured skier need them to do. In the end, formal training for each job rarely includes fitness work. Not that it is unimportant, it's just an expectation that each staffer takes care of themselves and they are fit enough to endure the rigors of the job they are hired to do.
Perhaps the only way to move this thread from away from a fitness thread (which belongs in that forum) to one about becoming a better skier is to break up the classifications into specific jobs and job duties.
Racers who rise through the ranks far enough to become paid racers generally have been exposed to a formal training regimen for quite some time. The five or six facets include technique based changes, tactical decision making, training and race day routines, mental rehearsals, nutritional advice, and even psychological training to improve their self image and race day confidence.
Teaching pros and race coaches often arrive at new hire training having been a racer, or competitive mogul skier. Others get involved because their skiing reaches a point that they feel they have something to offer the public after helping a few friends improve as skiers. Their pathway to improvement usually includes a lot of staff training clinics and the certification process in whatever country they work.
Patrollers Have the unique requirement of owning superior EMS skills and enough skiing ability to get to an accident scene safely. So teaching them to ski better is much less common. That doesn't mean over time their skiing doesn't improve, it usually does as a function of on the job experience though. Especially if they have a lot of ungroomed terrain they have to ski on a daily basis.
Mountain safety folks tend have a minimum skiing requirement but beyond that their focus on skiing improvement is much less prevalent than their ability to educate skiers and control potentially unruly skiers.
Lifter and food service workers tend to not own great skiing skills and as a job specific thing they can get to and from work on lifts or on very easy terrain. Not much focus on skiing improvement from a staffing perspective leads to not much participation by the line workers.
Maintenance and slope groomers on the clock have snowmobiles to get them back and forth so on the clock most do not ski a lot. Leaving ski skill improvement as a recreational pursuit more than a job requirement.
I am sure a few other departments have paid to ski staff but as you can see racers, coaches, and instructors tend to be the folks that are the most active when we talk about working on their skiing and their understanding of the technical aspects of ski technique. Again those clinics they attend rarely focus on fitness as much as technique and tactics.
Edited by justanotherskipro - 4/28/16 at 12:16pm