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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Continental Cup Seeks Volunteers For Variety of Positions

Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Steamboat Ski Town U.S.A.® Continental Cup at Howelsen Hill Ski Area from December 15-17, 2017. The event features some of the best Nordic Combined athletes in the world including hometown favorite, Team USA.

“To have athletes of this caliber back after nearly a decade will be really special and something not to be missed,” said Todd Wilson, two-time Olympian and co-chair of the organizing committee. “Plus, it’s an Olympic year with athletes vying for every possible opportunity to make their country’s Olympic team and the Continental Cup in Steamboat provides significant momentum toward that goal.”

Whether this is your first year in town or your fiftieth, volunteering during an event is a great way to experience Howelsen Hill and all the action of competitive ski racing. “The only way to be closer to the action, is to be entered in the race,” continued Wilson.

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. Can’t work on the weekend, some positions, such as hill prep, start as early as December 6. A list of available positions, time requirements and ability to sign up, can be found at www.sswsc.org/volunteer.

For families with work deposits in the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, volunteer hours count toward that bank of time. Otherwise, individuals will receive a complimentary lift ticket for the 2017/18 season to the Steamboat Ski Resort for every 8 hours of work during the Continental Cup.

Skiing since 1915, historic Howelsen Hill will place host three FIS Continental Cup events with the first event taking flight on Friday, Dec. 15 at high noon with ski jumping, followed by a magical cross-country race under the lights of Howelsen Rodeo Arena. Athletes will battle each other and Howelsen again on Saturday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 17, with jumping in the morning and cross-country skiing that afternoon each day.

Currently, 13 teams are anticipated to complete in Steamboat Springs including Austria, Canada, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Norway, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and the United States (subject to change).

The Steamboat Ski Town U.S.A.® Continental Cup is sponsored by Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp., Gerber Berend Design Build, City of Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and USA Nordic.

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Contact:
Cathy Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator, 970.846.4406, belshaw@cmn.net
Todd Wilson, Organizing Co-Chair & SSWSC, 970.879.0695, twilson@sswsc.org
Michael Lane, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.8220, mlane@steamboatsprings.net

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