This event wouldn't happen without volunteers!  Please help out if you can, and recruit folks that you think could help out.  As a volunteer, you'll be part of the community, engaged with the participants, and helping out is rewarding and fun. We have volunteer roles that will allow you to participate.  

All volunteers will receive a shirt, meal, beer, and 50% off our future races. If you helped us out in the past, please email us to receive your discount code! mtashlandskimo@gmail.com

Descriptions below:

Transition Zone Captain: Each transition zone will have one or two volunteers writing down bib numbers in the order that they come in and will occasionally jot down the times. They'll also be responsible for making sure racers are following rules, and communicating with race HQ in the event there are any issues or emergencies. Most transition zone captains will need to be able to ski tour to their transition locations, some of which are at one or more 1,000 ft climb away from the Mt Ashland Ski Area Lodge. 

Race Set up: We need 2-3 people to help with race morning set up and day of racer check in. This will require an early arrival at the ski resort. We’ll be needing help passing out race bibs, setting up finish/start lines and helping to direct racers. People volunteering in this role will be able to participate in the race. 

Course Setting/Marking: This will entail carrying flagging, paint, tape, etc. along the courses and marking the route. This job requires strong skiing ability and will require some on the job training as well. In an ideal world we’ll mark the course the day before. In very stormy weather we may need to mark/set the course very early (in the dark!) the morning of the race. 

Finish Line: We’ll need help managing racers at the finish line, checking bib numbers, and inputting data into the timing software. 

Post race take down: We’ll need some help tearing down the start/finish line, moving equipment, etc. This is a job which would allow you to participate in one of the races if you chose to. 

Course Sweep: This entails skiing the race course behind the racers and making sure folks are accounted for and aren't having issues.  This person would also let the transition captain's know when their shift is over.  

Course Unmarking: later in the afternoon or the following day, help take down the course marking material. This job requires strong skiing ability. You can participate in one of the races and still do this job.  It's a good cool down! 

Volunteer positions are subject to availability. Fill out the volunteer request form and we’ll be in touch with you about timing, roles, and where we can fit you in!

Your race directors,

   Yu Kuwabara & Travis Simpson