Originally Posted by skidbump
I am thinking about becoming an instructor next season.I know the obvious pay sucks and politics. I know the upside is seeing someone get it,being outside ,family pass,discounted food and beer"at least where i will instruct",doing something i really love "hoping instructing wont kill it".I don't think after skiing 106 days this past season that i can go back to my old life/life style and this may be a real option with seasonal employment for the other 7 months.So any input would be great.\
It's hard to give you advice without knowing more about you. If you are relatively young then don't do it. A ski bum season after college is one thing but going for a career is another. Go out and get a real education and a real career and then you can ski whenever and wherever you want. I got about 50 days in this year including 2 weeks of heli that were awesome. High quality ski days. That's about what I do every year.
If your older and serious then at least move somewhere that has great skiing. I can think of nothing more depressing than going to a place like Ski Windham everyday.