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    Pro skier definition

    Reading this over in the "Pro skier shoots homeless man" thread got me thinking what the definition of pro skier is.

    "Quackenbush, who has a five-year-old son with a different man, was working at the time as a professional skier and stripper but was pursuing her dreams of becoming a musician, he said."

    What is the minimum litmus test for labeling oneself a professional skier?

    1. Receiving $50 from a friend to boost it over Chad's Gap?
    2. Blogging about your skiing endeavors while being supported by your spouse?
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    None of the above

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    I'm the best skier on the hill

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    Of course I'm by myself on that hill. But hey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uburoi View Post
    None of the above
    Give me some criteria.
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    If you make enough skiing so you don't have to work any other job year round you are a pro. If you earn a good chunk skiing but have a summer job you are semi-pro. If you just get free gear and a few thousand dollars for travel money you just have a nice side job skiing.

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    Ever notice how nobody is a pro stripper? It's always waitress/stripper, actress/stripper, musician/stripper, now "pro" skier/stripper...

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    So what is Cody now?

    Pro skier?
    Pro influencer?
    Pro movie maker?
    Pro sock pimp?


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    I like the belts heís pimpiní

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    The Powel Movement has had a few pros on that have opined on this.

    Based on the no other job thing, most of the guys in the ski movies that wait tables etc aren't "pro" but semi - pro.
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    formerly an ambassador for a few others, but the ski industry is... interesting.
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    What was Blurred?

    Then based on this, this chick is taking some liberties with the definition?

    Reminds me of the old musicians joke. What's the difference between two pizzas and a musician (pro skier?) The pizzas can feed a family of four.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    What was Blurred?
    Pro fry cook
    Semipro skier
    Amateur firefighter


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    This is not hard.

    If you get income from skiing for entertainment. Even if it is partial income. You are a professional.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nickwm21 View Post
    This is not hard.

    If you get income from skiing for entertainment. Even if it is partial income. You are a professional.


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    What about skiers that are no longer sponsored / retired etc ? They are not pro ?
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    has-been?
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    You can tell a pro skier by his business card….

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    I think I read somewhere (probably here) that even most of the "pros" one idolizes in the movies, actually pay to be featured in said ski movie.

    Basically outside of the Shiffrin's, Olofson's and Hall's of the world, outside of some free gear and some modest competition money, most are being funded by sponsors otherwise known as Mom and Dad.

    Then there are my personal favorites, ski instructors who think they are the bees knees for basically taking 20 minutes to talk amongst themselves 5 times per run.
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    mine just sez " Al's consulting " which is all encompassing

    but mostly a consultant is a guy with no job

    the Salomon freeski TV guys were here to do a story and they all very nice people
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    So what is Cody now?

    Pro skier?
    Pro influencer?
    Pro movie maker?
    Pro sock pimp?


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    Does he still need to strip on the side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdironRider View Post
    I think I read somewhere (probably here) that even most of the "pros" one idolizes in the movies, actually pay to be featured in said ski movie.
    So, like male porn stars sorta?

    TGR corporate could answer our questions re: this. They make films and stuff. Lord knows I've never paid money to watch a ski movie--the free trailers are quite enough for me.

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    You can tell a pro skier by his business card….

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    There's something fishy about that card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdironRider View Post
    I think I read somewhere (probably here) that even most of the "pros" one idolizes in the movies, actually pay to be featured in said ski movie.
    Umm no.

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    What about the FWT guys that don't do film like Barkered and Tabke?
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    Iím todayís world of skiing (and snowboarding), if you signed a contract, make more than a couple thousand dollars a year, and are NOT an Instagram influencer, you can be considered pro. There is no money in snow sports at the moment. There are plenty of veteran people who have been in many feature movies, listed as pro for major companies, and still have to work in the summer.

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    I see the names of some of those pro lawn darts showing up in aviy stuff so that is still pro IMO

    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    There's something fishy about that card.
    IME if you make your own cards from a template you stole off the internet, printed on copier paper with boring script and cut up not very exactly with scisssors people will remember that way more than a fancy business card
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    Quote Originally Posted by muted reborn View Post
    If you make enough skiing so you don't have to work any other job year round you are a pro. If you earn a good chunk skiing but have a summer job you are semi-pro. If you just get free gear and a few thousand dollars for travel money you just have a nice side job skiing.
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