Organisers are calling for snow sports enthusiasts and anyone who wants to be involved to get in touch now.
LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (July 11, 2012) – Lake Wanaka is hosting the first Olympic qualifying event next month, attracting world class athletes for some spectacular halfpipe action.
Organisers are calling for snow sports enthusiasts and anyone who wants to be involved in the FIS Snowboard and Freestyle Ski Halfpipe World Cups to get in touch now.
The World Cups will require 150 volunteers to help the smooth running of the event that takes place at Cardrona Alpine Resort from 21-26 August 2012.
There is a wide range of roles available up the mountain and downtown Wanaka. Some of the roles require strong skiing skills such as course slippers to prime the halfpipe, timing and results officials as well as general marshals. Not all the jobs are snow-related; Wanaka-based administrative helpers are required to assist with team captain meetings, registration and accreditation.
Event organiser, Arthur Klap, said this is a great opportunity to be involved locally with a World Cup event and support elite athletes in their goal to be a part of the 2014 Olympics.
“Volunteers play a key role in the success of the World Cups and are hugely valued members of the team,” said event organiser, Arthur Klap. “It is a rewarding and motivating experience with the chance to learn new skills, meet new people and be a part of the action.”
The FIS Freestyle Ski Halfpipe World Cup will take place on 22 August while the FIS Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup will take place on 25-26 August, both at Cardrona Alpine Resort.
For further information or to sign up as a volunteer, visit www.wintergamesnz.com