Winter Park Resort once again has put the word out for volunteers this season. Work as much or as little as you want - the pay is in your lift ticket. The "Ski for Free Program" gets you bennies like front row seats for exciting races and events, valuable connections and, of course, free lift tickets.

You earn a one-day lift ticket that can be used by you, your friends, or family, for every four hours you work as a volunteer. Even better, when volunteering for winter events you also get a day pass for the day you're there so you can ski or ride when races end early.

Winter Event Volunteer duties include set up and tear down of the event finish area, gate judges, hand timers, time recorders, announcers, course crew, and more. All jobs are assigned based on your comfort level skiing/riding in certain areas with certain equipment. Volunteers are needed for NASTAR daily during the months of December through March. For the skinny, call (970) 726-1590 or visit Winter Park's Volunteeer Opportunities site.