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post #31 of 43
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Originally Posted by ant View Post
It would look kind of wanky, to be brutal.
'Wank' is usually a noun or a verb, rather than an adjective or adverb.

Did you make up the word 'wanky' yourself ?

It looks kind of wanky.
post #32 of 43
The old timers tell me that back in the day it was actually required that they wear thier jacket to the bars on certain nights of the week. Of course back then,they also had to wear a tie with it.
post #33 of 43
I think it has to do with whether you have to buy the uniform, or the company provides it.

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Originally Posted by tief schnee View Post
I have heard it can complicate workman's comp issues if you are hurt free skiing in your work coat. If that was just a ruse or not, who knows.
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Where I taught two years ago, we had to sign a workmen's comp waiver in order to ski in uniform when off duty. Where I work now, only L2's and above can free ski in uniform. Means I can't free ski in uniform even tho' I teach students on blue and black terrain.

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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
When I taught a few years ago, we were required to spend $60 to "rent" the jacket...
I am required to make a $50 deposit.

Where I worked last year, uniform (including pants) was furnished free (course, if you damaged/stole it, the cost came out of your last paycheck). L1's could ski greens in uniform, L2's groomed blues, L3's anything.

Would I wear my uniform on a non work day? Absolutely NO WAY. It'd just be one step away from being put to work.
post #34 of 43
It all comes down to respect, respecting the resort that is allowing you to ski free on their mountain. You wouldn't carry a sign that says "ski at" whatever your home mountain is while enjoying the free skiing at another resort. Wearing any official clothes from your home resort disrespects that.
post #35 of 43
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Originally Posted by icanseeformiles(andmiles) View Post

Would I wear my uniform on a non work day? Absolutely NO WAY. It'd just be one step away from being put to work.
At Jiminy Peak the rule is "If you are free skiing in the Jacket you have to make lineups even if it isn't your assigned workday." Non-assigned workday and "civilian" jacket = Free skiing incognito.
post #36 of 43
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post
Don't own one! But anyone who I'm teaching wearing a Yankees hat or jacket will get some special tips! :
SMJ, I have an extra Yankees hoody...if you need one.

I have been know to wear an 'instructor's fleece' on Mountains out West...it is fairly innocuous being all black(small crest over the left chest)...the only people who really notice are other instructors...I have made some good contacts and have shared many a libation because of it.
post #37 of 43
Oh something else. Some mountains won't let you wear any logo wear from other mountains while you are working at your home mountain. This makes perfect sense and it would be bad form if you did even if there wasn't a rule against it.

Until last year, I didn't have a vest from my home mountain. When it was really cold one day, I pulled a fleece vest out of my bag and realized it did have a logo. I was very careful to always take my vest and parka off as one unit so no one would see the vest.

Some people think no one should ever wear logo wear from any mountain if they don't work there. I kind think that makes sense but think of all the souvenir revenue mountains would lose if they didn't sell logo wear. Now that I've been working the same mountain for nine years, I kinda feel stupid with logo stuff from other mountains even if I'm skiing there so I tend not to buy any logo wear at all any more.
post #38 of 43
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learn2turn Some people think no one should ever wear logo wear from any mountain if they don't work there. I kind think that makes sense but think of all the souvenir revenue mountains would lose if they didn't sell logo wear. Now that I've been working the same mountain for nine years, I kinda feel stupid with logo stuff from other mountains even if I'm skiing there so I tend not to buy any logo wear at all any more.

Agree, I would rather look like a local and not like a tourist while skiing at another area.

RW
post #39 of 43
I often wear just boots, goggles, and the jacket around the house.
post #40 of 43
That lack of pants could explain a lot, Weems...
post #41 of 43
Interesting that such a thing is even an issue.

In the PNW many of the ski schools are concession schools not directly affiliated with a given area (and often establishjed across several ski areas). Many of us have the option to buy the parka/jacket and ski pants used by our organization - and as such it's up to us when and where we wear it.

I frequently see uniform-clad instructors from other-area schools all over the place - and nobody give it a second thought regardless whether they're skiing on the clock or not. In fact, many of us look for such uniforms to spot friends (and probable acquaintances) from a goodly distance when skiing on our own at a neighboring ski area.

Also, I don't notice any degree of 'ski-snobbishness' related to the free-time wearing of our parkas. It's just a good coat to wear with lots of big pockets. Few people look 'up' or 'down' on us for wearing it.

Sometimes I do hear snotty comments from nearby chair riders with a predilection for disdain of 'Instructors' in general - but I think such people would always look for ways to elevate themselves by putting down others. We just make it easier for such people to spot us via the coat.

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Kinda wish there were some kind of 'Universal Liability Release' we could carry with us so those of us with the "Ambassador Inclination" could safely provide on-the-spot Survival Ski Instruction. Might help reduce problems when unqualifed skiers attempt terrain too difficult for them and need some bail-out assistance. With such a thing, instructors could comfortably help those in need that we stumble across in our travels regardless what ski area we were at - and such people could easily spot us by our coats.

Just a thought.

.ma
post #42 of 43
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Originally Posted by weems View Post
I often wear just boots, goggles, and the jacket around the house.
is that safe without a helmet?
post #43 of 43
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Originally Posted by icanseeformiles(andmiles) View Post
is that safe without a helmet?
Good safety tip. Thanks!
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