posted by Lucy on February 21, 2012 10:31 PM MST
Seriously Caitlin? So you don't tip when you eat out then? or tip when you buy drinks at a bar? or for someone parking your car like a valet? Or for room service in a hotel? A bell man? Wow. I would like to mention none of these jobs are actually giving you a skill that you didn't have before....A ski/snowboard Instructor is actually teaching your children or yourself a skill you didn't have before, so why wouldn't you show appreciation? That is just rude! Not to mention that people in this industry are professionals who pay to be members of a industry called Professional ski instructors of america. Instructors have to pay a yearly membership fee, along with keeping there skills fresh and current, they have to attend 12 hours of clinics which cost money. then to become certified they have to work extremely hard to pass the qualification process so they can better there skills. again this all cost money. I think you really should have a harder look at what goes on behind the fee's of a lesson. Ski resort chair lifts cost a lot of money to run everything does when your on a mountain. Convenience of restaurants on the mountain, groomed trails...terrain parks...ski patrol? all of these things add up and I'm pretty sure the lesson income the mountain make goes towards the balancing out of the a lot of cost to running a resort along with everything else the mountain provides to make it easier for you...the guest. Guest servie is their primary goal. So why wouldn't you tip their primary guest service representative the instructor?