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Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz: $0
(for this year)
Average pro skier: $3,000 from sponsors, plus gear and travel budgets
Heli guide at Points North Heli Adventures: $12,000, plus room, board, and tips
Bootfitter at Aspen’s Surefoot:$7,000 before commission
Race coach at Jackson Hole Ski Club: $7,200
Ski patroller at Middlebury Snow Bowl: $7,900
Snowcat operator at Vail: $9,600
Ski-graphic designer: $15,000 for 10 designs
International Olympic Committee Chief Operating Officer Norman Bellingham: $663,369 (in 2008)
*Many of these figures reflect earnings only over the ski season.