HAHAHAHA the first 18 posts of this thread were epic! Good job gentleman
Craig...if you dont know how the lift ticket and season pass system works at a hill and are so gullible you believe what these fucks are saying you need to put off that instructor dream for about the next 7 years. First I would suggest learning to snowboard, then you need to absolutely love the fucking sport and get good enough to the point where you honestly believe that people would pay money to learn from you. I just started as an instructor...and honestly it has been non stop stress working it out with a second job just so I can just pay rent, because if you have any other responsibilities other than snowboarding working as a beginning instructor position is going to be rough rough rough.
So sit back, enjoy the ride and have fun and learn the sport for a while. Its much more fun that way.