Birds of Prey volunteer spots open |

Birds of Prey volunteer spots open

Daily Staff Report

BEAVER CREEK ” The Vail Valley Foundation is currently seeking course volunteers for the Nov. 29 through Dec. 2 men’s World Cup Birds of Prey races, consisting of a super combined, downhill, super-G and giant slalom.

“The Talon Crew has become one of the elite course preparation and maintenance groups in the world,” said Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation. “Many of them have volunteered for other major international events, including Olympics and World Championships, while other race organizers have sent their crews to learn from the Talon Crew. This year’s races will mark the second year that a group from Whistler has come down to help on the course in preparation for the 2010 Olympics.”

Talon Crew volunteers need to have solid skiing skills and the ability to work on the course a total of four days between Nov. 23 and Dec. 3. New Talon Crew members must be able to work two days prior to the start of the races on Nov. 29.

In addition to a ringside seat for Birds of Prey, Talon Crew members will receive the official event parka, a credential with ski access, volunteer party invitations and other related perks.

To inquire about becoming a Talon Crew volunteer, contact Jamie Corder at either 748-5997 or

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