About Us

The Talon crew is an intensely dedicated group of volunteers who strive to produce the best Men’s FIS Alpine Ski Race in the world. Partnering with the Vail Valley Foundation and Vail Resorts, every year the Talon Crew finds itself on the icy slopes of the Birds of Prey shoveling, slipping, and building fence. The Talon Crew is already preparing for 2015 World Championships when we will strive to present the best prepared piste that any World Alpine Ski Championship has seen.


2011 Crew at the Finish Line (photo courtesy Praz)

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.


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