Volunteers needed for 2023-2024 Ski with a Ranger
Have you ever wanted to share how cool our mountains and forest are and ski for free while doing so?

The Leadville Ranger District is looking for volunteers to help with the 2023-2024 Ski with a Ranger program at Ski Cooper. Ski with a Ranger offers guided downhill ski tours to the public while they learn about winter ecology, local history, and the role of the Forest Service in ski area management. Volunteers should be at least intermediate-level skiers or snowboarders and be able to follow and guide others on a one-hour pre-determined route. A Ski Cooper pass is not required, but volunteers must provide their own equipment.

All volunteers should be comfortable speaking to small groups of people. Knowledge of Lake County’s natural history is a bonus! Reliable transportation to the ski area at Tennessee Pass is required and volunteers must be able to attend a mandatory training session in early January.

Other important Ski with a Ranger program information:

❄ Ski with a Ranger begins Sunday, Jan. 7th, 2024 and will continue through the end of March, weather permitting. 

❄ Tours depart from the base of the 10th Mountain double chairlift every Sunday at 1 p.m.

❄ Tours last approximately one-hour.

Guest ski passes will be provided to volunteers for each tour, plus a…

… complimentary day ski pass to Ski Cooper good anytime within the 2023-2024 season.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the following online form. For more information on this awesome volunteer opportunity, please contact Kate DeMorest by email at kate.demorest@usda.gov or by phone at 970-355-4696.

Enjoy your public lands by getting involved as a citizen steward! Looking forward to hitting the slopes with you!