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Dear Editor:

Fifteen years ago I took my first private adult lesson with a first-year pro at Snowmass. He told me that although the pay wasn’t great he had the opportunity to increase his scale, and besides, no one had an “office” like him. He also stated that if he worked hard he could move up in the “company.” Fast forward to today. I can no longer ski with him as he is very busy as head of the ski school at Aspen Mountain.

So to review: An 18-year-old with no experience is given a job with benefits in a field they love, is taught the ski business and given paid training, but has to work at a “low wage” for a few months during this training period. With hard work and persistence they are able to raise themselves up to run the program at one of the mountains. Yeah, I really understand Mr. Mulcahy’s complaints!

Adam Beckerman

Snowmass Village and Muttontown, N.Y.


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