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post #31 of 37
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 A funny part about this post, is that it has started taking a life of it's own in the locker room.  Funny stories getting shared around the lunch table.

j
post #32 of 37
I enjoyed your tips!


I've been on several heli trips were clients brought their own instructors. 

Perhaps the guy that stiffs you is just is just saving up for the big one!
post #33 of 37
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Originally Posted by snowpro View Post

 A funny part about this post, is that it has started taking a life of it's own in the locker room.  Funny stories getting shared around the lunch table.

j
I've discussed some of your tips in the locker room.  It did generate some discussion, names, and stories.

I will add that I experienced great tippers over the holidays.  And these were in group snowboard and ski bike lessons too.  They covered gas, groceries, adult beverages, and tips for the adult beverage server.

I'm afraid I've terminally mangled my MySnowPro website.   I really need to get it going though.
post #34 of 37
your blog is great! talk about a thread getting highjacked, wow.
post #35 of 37
I never really understood the concept of tipping instructors even when I was on the receiving end of the equation.  We don't tip music or dance teachers except possibly during the holiday season.  If we tip ski instructors because they don't receive wages sufficient to support their required bills in a high rent part of the country, and because they provide a somewhat personal service, then why not tip a liftie at the end of the day too?  Tipping seems to be a more prevalent phenomenon in the Northeast.  When I lived there we tipped anyone that came to work at our house.  We tipped the bartender every round rather than at the end of the evening, and so on. I assume this is because the cost of living is higher there than in other parts of the country I've lived in (Midwest, Southwest, Southeast).  I can see giving a tip to a truly exceptional person that made a huge breakthrough with someone in particular.  But, I never considered tipping for an average group lesson until hearing here that it has become customary to do so. At BK my kids ended up with their own personal instructors at BK when we signed up for Ski Wee.  I considered that "extra attention" so I tipped them each $10.00 for the morning session.  Last lesson my son took was also ski wee, but he was left on his own skiing the magic carpet with 10 other kids falling all over the place around him. He wasn't supposed to be with the "never evers".   He asked to quit an hour early when I went to check on him because the rest of the class held him back.  I didn't tip that time.

If you get an instructor or class assignment that is no better than the tips OP lists then the tip should be likewise.
post #36 of 37
I put my daughter (9) in lessons for $65.00 all day early season.  It turned out to be a slow day 2 instructors and 3 little girls.  Her favorite instructor from the day before took her off by herself for an all day private lesson (I had tipped him $20 the first day). 

In addition I  found them later the second day and he invited me to ski along including ski school cuts in the lift line.  After judging my level he spent about an hour teaching me how to help her in the future!!!!

 I tipped him a $50.00 for the second day.  And would have given him more if I had had it with me.
post #37 of 37
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Originally Posted by Tarzan View Post

I put my daughter (9) in lessons for $65.00 all day early season.  It turned out to be a slow day 2 instructors and 3 little girls.  Her favorite instructor from the day before took her off by herself for an all day private lesson (I had tipped him $20 the first day). 

In addition I  found them later the second day and he invited me to ski along including ski school cuts in the lift line.  After judging my level he spent about an hour teaching me how to help her in the future!!!!

 I tipped him a $50.00 for the second day.  And would have given him more if I had had it with me.
 


This is a perfect story to represent the art of tipping, and the benefits that come with it.  Everyone in this story did more than their required part of the deal, and I'm sure that EVERYONE was extremely happy and grateful.  Everyone in this story made someone else's world much, much better.
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