Originally Posted by crgildart
That is the most ridiculous attempt to monopolize a service I have ever heard. So, If I go skiing at Breck with a couple of buddies (or my kids) and am overheard giving a few pointers or am seen showing them a simple drill will we get our tickets jerked?
There are good answers in Skier 31 and Don Denver's posts above. Here is a little more to consider.
It's not illegal for you to give pointers or guide folks around any mountain, but if you aren't employed there and TAKE MONEY for doing so.....that changes things.
I would suspect a money exchange such as the one noted above would put Vail Resorts and other ski areas in a jam that use US Forest Service land to operate on. The Forest Service collects a small tax on services from the areas. If money is being exchanged between the student (in this case members of the OTHG) and the Instructor and the tax is not being sent to the Forest Service...........well......that's a problem.