|Originally posted by WVSkier:
What can a L III instructor make in Australia?
Um lots of new friends and a nice spring suntan ... okay I jest.
The basic outline would be between $22 & $27 Oz per hour x 6 hours x a min. of 5 days a week for 3 months. Rent would be about $120 per week for staff share room accommodation. You should also be able to get about $500 Oz payment towards airfare on completion of the season if you get your current SS to arrange with the Oz SS for your employment. Tips are pretty well non existant.
If it rains lots then less hours and if it snows lots then more hours. There are six weeks of school holidays in a winter and you can show up for work everyday if you want. The ski industry is pretty healthy and "relaxed and smiling" visiting instructors are looked after well. You will get pretty tired working an Oz winter as the day is mostly 3 x 2 hour private or group lessons back to back and you will not want to avoid the after work social scene.
Okay a good snow year is excellent and a bad snow year is pretty "wet" and bony. We have more average than good seasons BUT the crew is fun, the client’s easy going, the training world class, and the beer excellent.
I always tell prospective Oz winter season victims to just come on down, enjoy the hospitality, see a bit of the country and make some new friends with skiing as the catalyst.