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As I sit with my 1st smartphone and the local newspaper, the Sacramento bee,

I see Northstar looking to fill 8 level 3 instructor openings with all sorts of incentives including transportation, food and lodging, and guaranteed work hours, including travel for foreign recruits. $19-25/hr, +1.5Xovertime.

The ad focuses on advanced instruction. Northstar isn't the most fabulous terrain, but has some features like graduated skill parks not most places.

Is this above, below, or at market, for employment for this level instructor?

I have no interest in Vail Resorts other than a passholder and minor shareholder, a very happy one, I would add (symbol MTN).

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Based on my experience from working at a major Salt Lake area resort last year that is a competitive rate. Aspen offer significantly higher starting pay for L3 certs. But good luck with housing there. My starting pay "rate" last year was a little less than that, but I ended up averaging a lot more because of "kickers". You pretty much need to apply to a school in order to get a decent idea of what your net pay is going to be. And then there is housing to consider. Employee housing can be a little too (cough) social/cramped for the typical aged L3 cert (e.g. the wifi signal strength and noise levels may vary). Being local, you know about the weather risks for Tahoe resorts. That said, I know a few great people who work there and are very happy with their choice. That said, if you've got L3 cert and are looking to relocate for the winter, you definitely should check out Salt Lake. There's a reason I chose to teach at Deer Valley.

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Uhhh, can you spell W-H-I-S-T-L-E-R ?

 

and as a Northstar employee you can ski for free?

 

(All hail Rob Katz!)

 

P.S.  Still love my G'Zone Boulder waterproof flip phone.


Edited by Tim Hodgson - 9/27/16 at 8:14am
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Originally Posted by TheRusty View Post

Based on my experience from working at a major Salt Lake area resort last year that is a competitive rate. Aspen offer significantly higher starting pay for L3 certs. But good luck with housing there. My starting pay "rate" last year was a little less than that, but I ended up averaging a lot more because of "kickers". You pretty much need to apply to a school in order to get a decent idea of what your net pay is going to be. And then there is housing to consider. Employee housing can be a little too (cough) social/cramped for the typical aged L3 cert (e.g. the wifi signal strength and noise levels may vary). Being local, you know about the weather risks for Tahoe resorts. That said, I know a few great people who work there and are very happy with their choice. That said, if you've got L3 cert and are looking to relocate for the winter, you definitely should check out Salt Lake. There's a reason I chose to teach at Deer Valley.


Judging from my day at Deer Valley last year, is the reason tips, town life of Park City, or something else.

Have to say, Tahoe snow was not too bad last year, while UT during my trip, wasn't exceptional in mid January. My sample is small, but after 10 years of the epic pass and hit/miss trips,I downgraded to Tahoe local pass. If it doesn't snow hit, I may end up regretting it. I digress.

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