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post #31 of 34
There's a training session every morning before the lifts start for the instructors/coaches. Doesn't that mean if you make the session, you can write off the mileage? It's just coincidental, that you start your paid work immediately afterwards.
post #32 of 34

Not sure about Canada

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Originally Posted by BigE
There's a training session every morning before the lifts start for the instructors/coaches. Doesn't that mean if you make the session, you can write off the mileage? It's just coincidental, that you start your paid work immediately afterwards.
but in the states, we have a thing called an IRS audit. Seems like a good way to get one doing this.
post #33 of 34
So I guess booking a hotel room to stay the weekend (and make the Sunday session) would also be a no-no?
post #34 of 34

I take my two kids

We make almost all day trips. 2 hours each way.

We bring our lunch, and eat dinner at Wendy's or a pizza place. Pretty cheap.

We buy ~$200 gear setups for the kids, with a 50% trade-in in future years.

We buy season passes and go pretty much every weekend. The passes definitely pay for themselves.

I tune our gear myself (though I get my skis done professionally once a year by skidoc).

It's still not cheap, but we're able to make it manageable.

(Another one- or two-time possibility at some resorts is what we did last year. For first time skiers or riders, some places have deals where you take a few lessons and then get a free season pass. My kids and I did that with snowboarding last season at Waterville Valley, and the kids kept riding while I went back to skiing--hard to justify a set of snowboard gear for myself, much as I might like to.)
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