What’s in Your Pack?
Every Talon Crew course worker must carry a backpack on the race course during the work day. What gear should volunteers pack? Remember, you’ll be carrying your pack all day long. Take what you need, but not more!
At a minimum, everyone should bring:
- Lunch – picked up at the morning meeting.
- Water – hydration is critical. Plan to carry at least 50 oz with you and refill your containers throughout the day.
- Snacks – bring high-energy snacks instead of junk food.
- A thermos – soup will be available and may even be brought out to you on the hill.
- Helmets – helmets are required.
- Layers – be prepared to do anything from shoveling snow in the full sun to standing still in the shade.
- Spares – your socks and gloves may get wet on the hill, so bring a spare pair of each.
- Sunblock and spf chapstick.
Some personal additions that I carry are:
- Baseball cap – this keeps the sun my face when I’m out of my skis and working the hill.
- Chemical hand warmers.
- Sharpie – for labeling jackets and just in case I get the chance for an autograph!
- Ziplock bags for cookies and for trash (especially banana peels).
- Spare pair of shoes for doing work on the hill (depends on the day/task).
- Yak-tracks for my boots (depends on the day/task).
Things I’ve noticed some other volunteers carry:
- A knife/multi tool.
- Duct tape.
- Crampons – note that you must pass the crampon training course before you’re authorized to use these.
Talon Crew – What’s in your pack? Share your tips of the trade with others by commenting below!
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