Rio. Unfortunately I won't be able to make it out there this spring. I'll be there for the PSIA Fall Festival next season. Perhaps we can meet! That way I won't feel so isolated on this forum!!! [img]tongue.gif[/img]
CalG. Where in SD were you born? If it was east river it doesn't count. (just kidding)
Robin. Way to go! 500K? Jeez. We were lucky to even get the 75K we got. Brutally slow. On the other hand, upper level lessons were up, private lessons for ski and snowboard were up, children's lessons were up, the local school programs were up, and our 3-5 year-old program ruled over last year. Only problem is nobody came here to ski, so all of the beginner packages were down by quite a ways. That alone dropped total revenues to about 15% below last years'. Kinda sucked when I saw that. I'm going to look very closely at those programs and see what I might be able to do. Maybe there was something about last year other than snow that I should consider.
Anyway, all in all a really crappy year. There were only a few days that I would consider "busy", and those weren't even very scary. Problem was, on those days I sold the tar out of my instructors and my supervisors got a little doe-eyed in the process. Apparently they've never had to work the instructors from 9 to 4 before, because the sales desk was wasn't used like it should be. (hard to say) The instructors here have been a little spoiled... getting afternoons off, guarunteed lunch breaks, never more than 5 students, etc. They are a solid group though. I enjoyed working with all of them. I've got a lot of training to do this next season!!!!!
I suppose I could tell you all this on the phone, boss! I won't bother these poor folks with my tales of woe any longer. See you guys on another thread!!
Hasta la Pasta,
Spag (although I think I kinda like Scag, too! Isn't a Scag the little Tungsten/Carbide strip on the bottom of a snowmobile ski? I know I've heard that somewhere before.)