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US MASTERS VOLUNTEERS

Masters
Granite Peak Ski Area is hosting the 2024 US Alpine Masters Nationals Feb 5-10. 
 
This event needs volunteers to help with some key roles on our Race Crew. As a part of this team, you'll play an important role supporting event officials as well as the athletes. 
 
We have several roles to fill; all will be performed outdoors so warm clothing and a love of being outside in the wintertime is a must. This is a great opportunity to get out of the house and support a National event with some of the best adult alpine ski racers in the country... competing right here in our own backyard! 
 
We need the following Roles filled each day starting Wednesday, Feb 7 through Saturday, Feb 10.
  • Start and Finish Hand Timers (4)
  • Gate Judges (5)
  • Assistant Starters (2)
  • Scorekeepers (4)
In appreciation for your help, the event will provide you a "goodie bag" with some random swag and a lift ticket per shift. We will also provide a box lunch for you that day. A worker lift ticket will be provided to you if you need to access the chair lift to perform your duties. Below are details on each role. 
 
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Volunteer Job Descriptions

Start Hand Timer

  • Number needed: 2 per day, Wed Feb 7 through Sat Feb 10
  • Description of Duties: Alpine ski racing uses a stopwatch as a redundant timing device. A Hand Timer uses this device at the start to manually log the time athletes leave the start. You will be immediately beside the athletes as they leave the starting gate. You simply need to use the stopwatch to capture the time they leave the start, and write down the time next to their bib number on a start list which will be provided to you. 
  • Level of Physical Activity: You must be a skier with your own equipment, please come to the hill with your gear. You will not need poles. You will most likely be standing outdoors, adjacent to the start gate for each run of the day (4 runs total) with breaks in between. Each run will take 60 minutes give or take 30 minutes to complete.  
  • When you're needed: You will need to be at the ski area with your ski gear so that you can load the Comet lift and arrive at the start building no later than 9:15am. You will likely be done with your day by 3:30pm at the latest, but it will likely be sooner than that.
  • How to dress: Dress for winter weather! Boot warmers are a smart choice.  A jacket with a hood. Hand warmers are also good to have, and gloves you can write with are a good idea. Sunglasses or dark goggles if it is bright outside.
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Assistant Starter

  • Number needed: 2 per day, Wed Feb 7 through Sat Feb 10
  • Description of Duties: Have a loud voice? You'll be working to help line up athletes in their proper start order. People with jovial and fun attitudes are great for this position. You will be given a start list and all you need to do is "herd the cats" for the Starter! 
  • Level of Physical Activity: You must be a skier with your own equipment, please come to the hill with your gear. You will not need poles. You will be standing outdoors, adjacent to the start area for each run of the day (4 runs total) with breaks in between. Each run will take 60 minutes give or take 30 minutes to complete.  
  • When you're needed: You will need to be at the ski area with your ski gear so that you can load the Comet lift and arrive at the start building no later than 9:15am. You will likely be done with your day by 3:30pm at the latest, but it will likely be sooner than that.
  • How to dress: Dress for winter weather! Boot warmers are a smart choice.  A jacket with a hood. Hand warmers are also good to have, and gloves you can write with are a good idea. Sunglasses or dark goggles if it is bright outside. 
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Finish Hand Timer

  • Number needed: 2 per day, Wed Feb 7 through Sat Feb 10
  • Description of Duties: Same as for Start Hand Timer, but you will not require ski equipment nor do you need to be a skier as you can walk up to the finish.
  • Level of Physical Activity: You need to be able to make the 10 minute hike up the slight incline to the finish building. You will be standing outdoors, adjacent to the finish line for each run of the day (4 runs total) with breaks in between. Each run will take 60 minutes give or take 30 minutes to complete.
     
  • When you're needed: You will need to be at the ski area so that you can take the 10 minute or so hike up the hill to the finish building to arrive there no later than 9:15am. You will likely be done with your day by 3:30pm at the latest, but it will likely be sooner than that.
  • How to dress: Dress for winter weather! Warm boots that are good for standing on snow for long periods. A jacket with a hood. Hand warmers are also good to have, and gloves you can write with are a good idea. Sunglasses or dark goggles if it is bright outside.
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Gate Judge

  • Number needed: 5 per day, Wed Feb 7 through Sat Feb 10
     
  • Description of Duties: You will help the race officials monitor the athletes as they compete in the race arena. Your primary job is to identify "Faults" when an athlete misses a gate. A brief explanation will be given to you on how to do this if you are not familiar with alpine ski racing. 
     
  • Level of Physical Activity: You must be a skier and bring you ski gear. You do not need poles. A worker lift ticket will be provided to you if you do not have a pass to Granite Peak. During each race run (there will be 4 total for you to monitor) you will be standing in a predefined position on the hill, monitoring athletes. At the end of each race run, you will report to the finish line to confer with the officials about any faults witnessed. Each run will take 60 minutes give or take 30 minutes to complete.
     
  • When you're needed: You will need to be at the ski area with your ski gear so that you can load the Comet lift and arrive at the start building no later than 9am. You will likely be done with your day by 3:30pm at the latest, but it will likely be sooner than that.
  • How to dress: Dress for winter weather! Boot warmers are a smart choice. A jacket with a hood. Hand warmers are also good to have, and gloves you can write with are a good idea. Sunglasses or dark goggles if it is bright outside.
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Scorekeeper

  • Number needed: 4 per day, Wed Feb 7 through Sat Feb 10
  • Description of Duties: You will be writing down unofficial times on a scoresheet for athletes to see their times in the finish. Good penmanship is a must! You will be in communication with the Timing building, or will be transposing what you hear over a loudspeaker. The times posted are not official, so don't worry about missing times. You will have an assistant helping you. On of you will use your phone to monitor a website which will also post times to help transpose them to the scoresheet. 
  • Level of Physical Activity:  You need to be able to make the 10 minute hike up the slight incline to the finish building. You will be standing outdoors, in the finish area for each run of the day (4 runs total) with breaks in between. Each run will take 60 minutes give or take 30 minutes to complete. 
  • When you're needed: You will need to be at the ski area with your ski gear so that you can load the Comet lift and arrive at the start building no later than 9:15am. You will likely be done with your day by 3:30pm at the latest, but it will likely be sooner than that.
  • How to dress: Dress for winter weather! Boot warmers are a smart choice. A jacket with a hood. Hand warmers are also good to have, and gloves you can write with are a good idea. Sunglasses or dark goggles if it is bright outside.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?  LET US KNOW YOUR AVAILABILITY AND WHAT JOB YOU'D LIKE?