Well yes most likely the reason is because of paper pusher's somewhere. I had a conversation with the current Crystal Mountain ski school director earlier this season where he told me he was going to spend the entire summer re-writing the concession school contracts. He told me it was more about quality control than money(yea right). But he also left me with the impression that they weren't going to just shut down the concession schools but rather just make the terms a little tighter for how they can operate and obtain passes for their instructors, etc..
A few years back, Snoqualmie pass tried to shut down the concession schools and the following season, the parking lot was empty. So they brought them all back. This season Stevens Pass shut down most of the concession schools. I don't know what happened, but I do know they had a hiring problem there and many complaining employees about poor management. We're yet to see what will go down there and what will go down at Crystal.
Anyway, like I care. I pretty much decided this was my last season resort teaching. Just wanted to pass the news along to those it may effect.