US Alpine Tech Championships | Volunteer Information

Volunteer Dates – March 28 - 31, 2020

We are looking for volunteer support during the US Alpine Tech Championships taking place at Aspen Highlands and Snowmass March 28th to the 31st. The Parallel event will kick things off in Snowmass on the 28th followed by Slalom and Giant Slalom at Aspen Highlands the 29th to the 31st. Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) will be managing the volunteer program for the event in partnership with U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) and Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club (AVSC). Please read the information below and fill out the online volunteer application if you would like to get involved.

Work Times – 7am to 3pm (may vary depending on the assigned position and weather conditions)

Location – The parallel event will take place on Snowmass on the Cabin trail that is mid mountain near the Spider Sabich Picnic Palace. The Slalom and Giant Slalom events will take place on Aspen Highlands within the AVSC’s Stapleton Training Center on Golden Horn and Thunderbowl trails.

Benefits – In addition to being a part of this major event, volunteers will receive a custom event branded gift, lunch each workday and complimentary drinks and snacks at the end of day happy hour. Single day lift tickets will be provided to those that do not have season passes on the days they work if the assigned position requires lift access.

Volunteer Department Descriptions

Race Course Crew
Assist with on hill duties including setting up, maintaining and breaking down the race venue. Responsibilities may include skiing with equipment or tools, some lifting, putting up fences, fixing gate panels and shoveling or raking snow. Must be able to ski at an advanced level and willing to be outdoors for most of the day doing physical work. No snowboarders for safety reasons.

Gate Judging
Stand on the side of the race course and determine whether a competitor has passed through a series of gates correctly, has committed a “fault”, or has been obstructed. Decisions must be prompt, consistent, and properly documented. Must have good eyesight, be able to read and write legibly and ski at an advanced level. A 15 minute video training session will be required before first day of work.

Check access credentials of athletes, support staff, media and guests in various areas around the venue. Assist with crowd control near the finish corrals.

Help distribute supplies to various areas around the venue. Requires the ability to carry up to 25lbs while skiing. Must be able to ski at an expert level.

Scoreboard Attendant
Write down the times of each athlete during the race.

Anti-Doping Control
Assist the doping control staff by escorting selected athletes to the drug testing area. Since training is necessary on your first day a multi-day commitment may be required. This will be determined when the Anti-Doping schedule is released closer to the event.

Please follow this link to fill out a volunteer application. Priority will be given to those with previous experience and those that can commit to a greater number of days.

Reach out to Aspen Snowmass Events with any questions.