Crystal Mountain Alpine Club is predominantly a volunteer organization. We depend on parent participation to ensure our season runs smoothly and help us achieve our race excellence mission:
“Every race starts on time, finishes on time, and is safe and fun for every athlete!”
Becoming active in our club as a volunteer is one of the best ways you can learn more about the sport of ski racing and our club and there is a wide range of volunteer positions available! Most of these are race-related and are outdoors at the course (the focus of CMAC volunteer program is to enable us to put on races!) but there are a handful of other positions as well. Each day of racing requires about 50 volunteers, so key is that you get signed up!
CMAC requires families to volunteer as part of the annual registration process. On the registration page you will see the option for a volunteer deposit. At the end of the season, the deposit will be returned to each family that completes their volunteer commitments in the form of credit for next season. (If you are not returning for next season, please notify the CMAC bookkeeper to get a refund check).
As an example of how this works, family with a Sunday Mighty Mite athlete is asked to volunteer 4 days. CMAC will return the full deposit if all 4 days are completed. If the family only completes a fraction of the required 4 days, they are refunded their deposit at a prorated rate. For example, if they complete 2 of the 4 days required, they will be billed for two days at $100 per day ($200 for Saturday MM Prep).
Families that choose not to volunteer may select the buyout option for $600 (or $200 for Saturday MM Prep and Advanced Prep) at the time of registering.
Note that if you have athletes in both the Prep and other programs, your family is subject to the higher of the volunteer requirement.
Questions about parent participation?
Already volunteered? Check out the sign up list here.
|Buyout||Deposit||Charge per day
Saturday Mighty-Mite Prep: if your family has only MM Prep program athletes
1 day per family
|$200 per family||$200 for one athlete per family||$200|
|Advanced Prep: if your family has an athlete in the Advanced Prep program but not one of the other programs listed below.||1 day per family||$200 per family||$200 for one athlete per family||$200|
|All other programs: if your family
has one or more athletes in these
Mighty-Mite Race program
(Saturday and/or Sunday)
|4 days per family||$600 per family||$400 for one athlete per family||$100|
Helpful tips for volunteering:
This season we have several opportunities available for you to consider. Please be sure to review this comprehensive list of Volunteer Positions for more information. A summary of these includes:
Click here to get to the ShredReg online volunteer sign up or view what you've signed up for!
Important note: you need to create an account at the ShredReg volunteer site. Your CMAC account
used for registration is not shared with ShredReg.
Note: Volunteer Positions are allocated on a first come first served basis starting on the same day as program registration begins. Failure to schedule your volunteer days and/or missed volunteer days will result in a charge to you at the buy-out daily rate (see above). Please choose your position and race days carefully as we can not run a successful race without your help. And don't forget to sign up for your days prior to January 15th!
Every year we have many volunteers to work through the summer and fall stringing timing wire, building or repairing our infrastructure up on the mountain. This work is essential for the following season and very much appreciated. Summer and fall work such as this, does not, however count towards the parent participation for the following (or prior) season.
The same is true for events organized by Crystal Mountain, such as the (super fun!) summer mountain clean up.