Volunteer Course Officials

At the event - Volunteer Info at Perisher

Course Officials Guidelines

It is very important that Volunteers understand the various Course Officials positions undertaken at Interschools events before they volunteer. We recommend that all Volunteers read the Course Official Guidelines

 

Volunteer Course Officials Lift Ticket Collection

Volunteers are entitled to a free of charge lift ticket on the day they are volunteering.  This lift ticket can only be used by the Course Official if they do not already have a lift pass or season pass.

Lift tickets are collected at the Interschools Race Office in the Perisher Skitube Terminal (for events at Perisher - Front Valley, Centre Valley. Sun Valley, or the Blue Cow bistro for event at Blue Cow or Guthega). If you are arriving at the resort from Bullocks Flat you can collect a train ticket from a Perisher Representative near the train entry gate. You will then need to collect your lift ticket from the Interschools Race Office. 

 

Course Official Check In

Course officials must check into the Interschools Race Office at the resort at least 30 minutes prior to the course inspection time. Course Officials are required at the top of each course 10 minutes prior to the stated course inspection time.

When you check in you will be given a folder, officials vest and an option to take a bottle of water and snack pack. Please bring a backpack to put these in. After you have finished your volunteers duties on course you will need to make sure that the folder and vest is returned to the Interschools race office. 

 

What Happens if I can no longer Volunteer?

In the event that you cannot fulfill your volunteer course official’s position please make an attempt to replace yourself with another person from your school. If you find a replacement, please make sure that they are either aware of what duties they are fulfilling as course official or that they have read the course official guidelines. If you are not able to find a replacement for yourself, please let Interschools know as soon as possible. 

Volunteer Course Officials Info at Thredbo

 

Who can be a Course Official?

Volunteer Course Officials can be teachers, parents or other responsible adults. It is advisable that you do not volunteer on the same course you are a Team Manager on. Volunteers can undertake course official positions on more than one course.

 

Course Officials Guidelines and Briefing

It is advisable that all volunteers read the Course Official Guidelines.

 

Volunteer Roster

Interschools endeavours to publish the Volunteer Course Officials Roster at the same time as the Race Schedule for the Championships. Interschools will allocate the volunteers to the roster as best as they can as indicated in the online entry system.

 

Volunteer Course Officials Lift Tickets

Volunteers are entitled to a free of charge lift ticket on the day they are volunteering.  This lift ticket can only be used by the Course Official if they do not already have a lift pass or season pass.

Course official lift tickets can be collected at the Race Office at the hosting resorts.

 

Volunteer Waivers

All volunteer course officials must complete an Online Volunteer Waiver

 

How long do I Volunteer for?

Volunteers are required to be on course 10 minutes before the course inspection time until all competitors on the course have finished their race. It is difficult to estimate how long a course takes to complete as it is determined by the number of competitors on the course, snow conditions, etc but it can take anywhere between 1.5 to 3 hours.

 

What happens on the day if I cannot Volunteer?

In the event that you cannot fulfill your volunteer course official’s position your school must provide a replacement for you to fulfill your role. Failure to do so may result in a fine and sanctions on the school.

 

Volunteer Tips

Please be prepared for all weather conditions when you are volunteering on our courses and make sure you have clothing options for all conditions!

Gate keepers can be the most exposed to the elements and will be standing or sitting down for the duration of the course. You will be required to write notes in this position so please bring either inner gloves or similar that you can write with.