The Headwaters Spring Runoff is the signature event of Big Sky Resort and the BSSEF Freeride Team. It takes an army of volunteers for the event to work. Thank you in advance for your help!
These roles are suitable for volunteers who are new to freeride competition.
These volunteer roles don’t require a lot of experience but may require a degree of physical exertion and general familiarity with freeride competition.
These roles are suitable for volunteers who have significant knowledge of freeride competitions, IFSA, and the venue.
These roles require you to be outdoors and may require that you ski or snowboard. Big Sky Resort prohibits uphill travel.
These roles are conducted primarily or entirely indoors or within a shelter.
These roles require that you have access to a vehicle.
To keep our events safe, we need volunteers to help make sure everyone is wearing masks or face coverings, are maintaining social distance, and are not congregating in the start or finish areas.
This volunteer is responsible for keeping the grill going, serving hot dogs to spectators, and filling the generator with gas every two (2) hours.
Remain at the top of the venue for the duration of the competition and announce which athletes are starting to the judges and TD. This position can be shared by several people over the course of the day.
Be at the top of each competition venue to help athletes get into their skis and boards; show athletes where the start will be for each venue; and point out the location of judges.
Assist the event TD with distributing radios to event and volunteer staff who require radio communication.
These volunteers assist athletes in getting their skis and boards loaded onto their backpacks before hiking to the competition venues. In general, help facilitate faster hiking.
The DJ must keep music age-appropriate and have enough music for 10 hours of play over two days of competition. You will be outside for the duration of the competition.
The Announcer must be knowledgeable about IFSA competitions as well as Obsidian and Zone Three features in the Headwaters area. You will be outside all day. Sponsors must be mentioned regularly.
Ski Ninjas must hike to the top of the venue and retrieve equipment for fallen athletes. This position could require up to three (3) hikes to Zone Three in the Headwaters on Finals day.
The outdoor contingent of the Scoring Team runs raw scores from the event’s Technical Delegate (“TD”) to the head of the indoor Scoring Team.
The indoor contingent of the Scoring Team works with the Head Scorekeeper. This is the most important volunteer role at the competition. This operation must run smoothly for the event to be successful.