The Talon Crew is an intensely dedicated and experienced group of volunteers who strive to produce the best FIS Men’s World Cup Ski Race. Partnering with the Vail Valley Foundation , Vail Resorts, and Beaver Creek resort, home of the 1989, 1999, and 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships. We represent the largest workforce crew on the course and every year the Talon Crew finds itself on the icy slopes of the Birds of Prey building fence and installing safety devices, watering, preparing a race-ready surface, and providing course maintenance. Ranked as the number one overall stop by the athletes and coaches who participate, the Beaver Creek Audi FIS Ski World Cup has become legendary in the ski world.
Up Front with Commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry – The Talon Crew’s Kerry Donovan and Brad Ghent talk about exactly what the Talon Crew does and how much fun it is to volunteer as a course maintenance worker for a World Cup alpine ski race.