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Old 02-13-2011, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just curious how much you should tip your guide(s) for a full days worth of snowcat riding. If it helps, the cost for the day is $475.00. I want to be sure that I take care of them, especially since they have a pretty important job and can make or break the experience.

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Old 02-14-2011, 12:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think there might about three people on this forum who can afford a full day of snowcat riding.

I wrote an app that tell me that a hundo sounds about right.
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i would say that you dont need to tip anything because its their job and they already get paid to do it.

Its not like bartending where their pay actually gets cut because theyre expected to make tips. I would think just thanking them throughout the day should be enough.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i would say that you dont need to tip anything because its their job and they already get paid to do it.

Its not like bartending where their pay actually gets cut because theyre expected to make tips. I would think just thanking them throughout the day should be enough.
Yeah I don't know about that. At least one guide site says it's customary to tip:

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http://www.hireamountainguide.com/ot...ing-your-guide

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Old 02-14-2011, 01:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Heres a tip: Dont expect a tip from me just for doing your job.

Though if the guid goes over and beyond his job title, or offers me some great advice that he didnt necessarily need to do, then of course i would tip him. Tipping just because a website told me to? Naww

People have lost the real meaning of tipping.
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50 bucks if they do a good job. 25 bucks if they suck. 75 if they are incredible. thats what i would do.
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Guess we know who is the cheap ass that would ruin a cat trip by being a whiney bitch. Toss em a hundo for sure. When I worked next door to the Steamboat Powder Cats that was pretty typical of a tip for those guys.
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cheap ass? If i pay $450 for 1 day of riding, why the hell would i pay an extra $100 for no damn reason?
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cheap ass? If i pay $450 for 1 day of riding, why the hell would i pay an extra $100 for no damn reason?
Would you (PanHandler) pay $450 for 1 day of riding? Maybe you're not their target market?
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good point, I definitely don't have that much dispensable income haha
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