EAGLE MOUNT BOZEMAN

BOZEMAN – Love to ski and want to do it for free?
Eagle Mount Bozeman is looking for winter sports buffs to volunteer for its Nordic and alpine ski programs. The nonprofit organization provides therapeutic recreation to people with developmental and physical disabilities as well as children with cancer. It’s seeking volunteers who want to share their passion for snow sports and teach skiing or snowboarding to its participants.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to train and learn from certified instructors from Professional Ski Instructors of America, as well as receive a ski pass for the days they volunteer. Participating resorts include Big Sky Resort, Bridger Bowl, and Bohart Ranch – Big Sky volunteers will receive a voucher for a subsequent day of skiing.

Eagle Mount relies solely on community members who donate their time to get participants outside, and the ski program needs more than 300 volunteers this winter. The Bridger Bowl program seeks volunteers for eight weeks beginning mid-January and ending mid-March, and the Big Sky program needs volunteers all season, starting Thanksgiving Day.

Potential volunteers must at least be intermediate skiers/snowboarders. Those who cannot ski or snowboard can volunteer with the Nordic ski and snowshoeing program on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Bohart Ranch.

Lesson times for all snow programs last from 9:45 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 12:45-3 p.m. New volunteers are asked to attend a new volunteer orientation and one of the on-hill trainings. Volunteers will learn about disability awareness and how to teach people with varying disabilities.

To get involved, you must fill out a volunteer application, skier registration form and pass a background check. Visit eaglemount.org/support/applications-forms to complete forms. Visit eaglemount.org/volunteer/general-information to find a link to the background check and follow the “How to Apply” steps.

Call (406) 586-1781 for general questions about Eagle Mount. Contact Vasu Sojitra, Bridger Bowl Assistant Director at vsojitra@eaglemount.org or Chad Biggerstaff, Big Sky Director at cbiggerstaff@eaglemount.org for questions about the specific programs.