They are excited about the progress they have made on a number of projects at Mount Ascutney. Exterior construction of the AOC is nearing completion, the tubing center (formerly known as the warming hut) has been set in its new location, and they are getting ready for a summer filled with great events!
They are looking for volunteers to help with some upcoming projects. Please contact Glenn Seward at 802-484-3140 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping on any of the following:
Ascutney Outdoors Center
Interior painting . Interior trim. Installation of porch ceiling and trim. Build storage units for basement and main floor. Install kitchen
Install counter and cabinets on main floor. Re-locate deck from warming hut. Prep concrete for new rubber floor
Paint exterior . Stain new interior walls . Construct lattice screen around port-a-potty . Motor Room. Paint Exterior
East Chair Building
Repair. Add support to roof . Paint. Move fencing and misc. items from maintenance shop to East Chair building
Scraping and painting all T-Bar components prior to installation, Inventory, inspect all sheave train and rebuild as required, Remove T-bar grips for testing
Pressure wash, Service
Work Days Need Volunteers
Sunday May 20th at 8AM
Paint picnic tables and benches, Paint fence around bottom rope tow terminal, Repair, shingle and paint small storage building, Raise rope on rope tow, Reset tensioning device on rope tow, Remove fencing from rope slope, Cleanup former warming hut site, seed and mulch, Repair doors on timing building, Skier Bridge Walls -Repair & Paint
Saturday June 2nd at 8AM
Repair Millers Mile & 42nd Street washouts—AO will have heavy equipment on site for an experienced operator, Check all drainage structures and erosion control from top of T-bar down, Remove downed trees and limbs from ski trails and work roads, Remove former snowmaking valve houses, “Green-up” entire area inc. parking lot
Please bring work gloves, trail clearing tools (loppers, weed-whackers, chainsaws etc), paint brushes and any other tools that you think will help.
If you can’t make it on the work day but wish to help out, they welcome homemade goodies and refreshments for the volunteers!
On behalf of the Vermont 50 Race Committee and ALL our landowners and volunteers-WELCOME
You’ve probably heard by now that we lost an integral member, a family member, of our race. Lou Schmertz (fourth from right) passed earlier this week. He was one of the original mountain bikers and has been guiding us over these many years. If you have attended our race in the past, you may have met him at the information table, out on the course where he served as course marshal with Art Keating, out marking trails, or just bopping around in his Jeep with his dogs.
We’ll go on this weekend because he’d want us to! We hope you’ll join us in honoring his memory on Sunday before our 50 mile and 50 km race starts with a moment of silence for the big man, for Lou-ster.
Lou-We’ll all Miss You!
Volunteers still needed for the Vermont 50.
We really need help at Coon Club Aid Station #1 Aid Station
The race is approaching and VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED at few aid stations, at the kids race and the finish line. If you have some time Friday, Sept. 22, Saturday Sept. 23, Sunday Sept. 24 or Monday Sept. 25-we’ll put you to work!
Lots of jobs to do, many skills needed, we’ll find you something.
AND you’ll get Sunday lunch and a t-shirt!
Questions EMAIL our volunteer coordinator!
We still need volunteers for our race weekend.
Help out at our race-get Sunday lunch and a t-shirt!
As always we can use volunteers during the weekend and on Friday and Monday.
ONLINE Volunteer Sign Up
Volunteer opportunities include
Days Before the Race
Packing food boxes days before the race
Race Packet Stuffing
Setting up the start/finish (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Setting up aid stations (Saturday night)
Saturday of Race Weekend
Parking and Traffic Control
Racer Packet Pick Up
Kids Fun Race Check-in, Trails Guides, Finish Line
Hay Bale Treasure Hunt set up
Restock Trucks drivers and helpers
Sunday Race Day
Parking and Traffic Control
Restock Truck drivers and helpers
Racer Check-in Table
Aid Stations on course and at the finish line
Finish Line Volunteers-water, food restock, trash, awards ceremony
Amateur radio operators
Cleaning up after the awards ceremony
Monday Morning Clean-up
Clean Up Monday at finish line
At Restock Barn
So many things to choose from…
Volunteer for the VT50 2017 Sign Up in the BIG TENT Sept 23 Noon-6 pm.
For Information about volunteering please email: email@example.com