posted by Katie on March 9, 2013 12:01 PM MST
I'm very upset to realise that tipping is the norm in the US. Let me explain....I'm a Brit and we rarely tip and if we do it is probably under 10%, just like Europeans too. The prices charged are the actual prices and staff are paid accordingly. Obviously travelling to the Sates we know that you tip more and will make an extra effort in restaurants and at hotels. I never realised that it was expected at ski school too. We just got back from a trip to Smuggs, VT. We had seen a sign about tipping being appreciated and were very happy with our daughters instructor so we tipped $20. We thought we were being generous but now are upset to know we were being miserly as she had 4 days of lessons.