Wow, what a lot of interesting responsesFirstly, thank you to everyone who weighed in on this request. I have gained a wealth of information. I don't feel chastised, I appreciate the honesty.
Secondly, let me say that I am not all together surprised at the responses that are somewhat critical of the request, the lack of anywhere on the web where people were advertising their services, led me to believe that the resorts had the ski instructor industry monoplised.
Finally, let me explain my reasons for wanting to do this. We aim to ski for a whole month! I am not looking to find a cheap way to hire a guide, what I want is some consistency and flexibility over that time.
I have checked out all the ski instructor wages/jobs and I am a very responsible person, I want to pay for the persons season pass - so that they can ski all season long, I want to pay in excess of $15 per hour, in fact if someone with the right qualification come along I am happy to pay up to $300 per day and I would have been enquiring about their insurance and if they didn't have it would have made sure that we found some way for them to be insured while they were guiding/teaching, if not for their sake then for ours.
The reason I want to find ONE instructor is because we have a family with 3 adults at different levers of beginner intermediate, I am the Mummy skier, I can last 2 days then I need a big rest, I don't like to go fast or challenge myself, at the same time I want to improve. Dad is an intermediate skier who wants to get to expert and is very fit, but doesn't like skiing on his own all day and our Nanny - who will come with us and ski about 20 of the days is 24 years old and up for aything. Our 7 year old is a competent boarder and skier and will go to ski school some of the time. He is old enough to make new friends and understand different teachers and their ways. Our 4.5 and 3.5 year olds both ski, but lots of resorts we want to visit won't let a 3.5 year old into the classes, so that leaves her out in the cold to speak, or maybe skiing with Mum, who isn't really confident enough to teach her on chairlifts. Plus she really likes doing this stuff with her brother/s.
We have skied 4 seasons in Australia and the big downside I have found is that we can't get consistency in instructors. Sometimes the resorts have hardly any private lessons open and even if you book a whole week, the instructor if they are good can sometimes get pulled off to do other jobs. You buy a week of classes, but that means you pay for bad weather days to ski, which I don't want to have to do if we are there for a long time. In Australia, ski season is so short you ski rain and hail, it can get pretty miserable.
Another thing, I am not the best skier, but having to be graded every day I turn up to a resort, wait for the lessons to start (usually late), half the class to get lost, and learn another way to ski does my head in. Then I have to leave early to pick up children. Also negotiating a different kids ski school and their rules/regs takes a lot away from the experience. As the 'Mum' moving 6 people around with their gear it is a major work exercise, I just want to hire someone who can say 'hey' we have our passes, the weather is ........., it would be great to ski ........... today, and I suggest we only take Dad out because it going to be hard.
Or, weather is ............., lets hit the bunny slopes with the kids for the morning, top of the mountain is a white out.
Or come on Mum, time for you to join me and Dad and challenge yourself today!
I will continue to search, I will talk to the resorts, maybe the will hire out one of their people to me for work on several ski fields, that way everyone would be happy. (Well maybe except the instructor who will only get $8 - $10 per hour)
Anyway, enough justification, I really appreciate all your responses. Maybe I am living in dream land. But since this will be our first every big overseas ski trip I want to make it the best it can be. I still hope to find some solution to my problem.
By the way, I have travelled independently in over 40 countries, I am pretty good at research and planning, and I would never want to exploit someone who was working for me in that country through low wages or exposure to financial hardship through lack of insurance coverage either medical, workers or third party.