Volunteers sought for Continental Cup in Steamboat
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Volunteers are needed to fill a variety of positions for the upcoming Steamboat Ski Town U.S.A. Continental Cup at Howelsen Hill on Dec. 14 and 15. The event includes the first women’s Nordic combined Continental Cup in North America.
“To have athletes of this caliber back for a second consecutive winter is really special and something not to be missed by our community,” Todd Wilson, two-time Olympian and co-chair of the organizing committee, was quoted as saying in a news release.
Volunteers are needed to fill a variety of positions ranging from on-hill jump responsibilities to the cross country course and throughout the Howelsen Hill base area. Some positions, such as hill prep, start as early as Dec. 6.
A list of available positions, time requirements and ability to sign up, can be found at sswsc.org/volunteer.
For families with work deposits with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, volunteer hours count toward that bank of time. Otherwise, community members without SSWSC requirements receive a complimentary lift ticket for the 2018-19 season to Steamboat Resort for every eight hours of work during the Continental Cup.
The organizing committee expects about 60 men and 20 women competitors from about 15 countries, including first-time participants China and Korea, to compete in Steamboat Springs. The event is sponsored by Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., Gerber Berend Design Build, Nordic Excavating, Ikon, the city of Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and USA Nordic Sport.
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