US Department of Labor Inspection of Gunstock Questions Ski Instruction by Teens
A federal inspector has claimed that lowering a chairlift safety bar is considered operating motorized equipment.
Thursday, February 27, 2020, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
According to the Union Leader, a United States Department of Labor inspector has raised concerns about Gunstock's use of teenage ski instructors, claiming 14 and 15 year olds cannot lower a chairlift safety bar without being accompanied by an adult.
The review was the second one to hit the New England ski industry in the press in the past two years, as a 2018 inspection found that teens employed by Fairbank Group ski areas had worked more hours than permitted by law.
Teenagers are currently employed as ski instructors across the country, particularly by children's programs at small ski areas.