VOLUNTEERS

Blue Mountain Race team has one of the largest race programs in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our program is growing and we have a greater need for help from racing parents. We need you to help us become the strongest race organization!  

Volunteer Requirements:

Each family enrolled in BMR will be required to complete volunteer hours as part of their participation in the program.

Volunteer hours required:
Developmental/ Mountaineer—2 hours per racer PARA racers-4 hours per racer
Maximum Required Volunteer Hours/Family-8 hrs

Volunteer hours will be earned by working races, sub-committees, and BMR/BMRA events. 

Volunteer hours counted are ONLY for time contributed at Blue Mountain hosted races.

Each race venue is responsible for staffing the event that they host. You may volunteer at away races, but this does not count towards your BMR volunteer commitment.

 

This season your participation is requested for positions such as race registration,  gate keeping, hand timing, hand timing recorders, scoreboard , bib collection, lining up racers at the start,  and coat running during races. We also need help with your input serving as committee members and help seeking sponsorships and fundraising. 

 

Here is a list of possibility to help this season.

ROLES REQUIRING ALPINE OFFICIAL STATUS:

  • START REFEREE:
    Observe starts, rule on false starts, racers who do not adhere to start order, etc. Must be skier (see above). United States Ski and Snowboard Association license required.

  • FINISH REFEREE:
    Observe finishes. Record racers as they cross finish line. Note any abnormalities in finish. Skiing not required. United States Ski and Snowboard Association license required.

ON HILL VOLUNTEER ROLES (Skiing/Riding Required):

  • GATE JUDGE:
    Stand on the race hill with clipboard and record skiers who miss gates. Must be a skier, have warm clothes, and basic drawing skills with gloves on.

RACE SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES​:

  • RACE REGISTRATION
    EARLY MORNING: Check in racers on race day and hand out racer packets. Skiing not required. 

  • BIB COLLECTION:
    2nd Run:  Collect bibs from racers after event at bottom of race hill. (Finish Area)

  • HAND TIME START:
    Operate stopwatch and read times to recorder as to when racers start. 

  • HAND TIME FINISH:
    Operate stopwatch and read times to recorder as to when racers cross finish line. 

  • HAND TIME RECORDER

        Record the hand times for both the start and finish. Record time-of-day (to hundredths of a second)                Good hand writing a plus.

  • SCOREBOARD:

       Record the times of races on the paper scoreboard in the finish area. 

  • START RACER ORGANIZER:

       Organize racers at the start both first and second run. 

  • COAT CARRIER:

       On a cold day take BMR racers coats to the bottom of the race hill so they can ride the lift in comfort.

Getting involved in BMRA will not only help your child and the club. It will also introduce you to the many different aspects of ski racing, and to a host of new people with whom you will have an instant connection: your kids and their love of skiing. We encourage you to become familiar with a number of the different roles outlined above. Challenge yourself as our children do everyday on the race hill!

Volunteer Sign Up

 
 
 

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