How Do You Want to Volunteer?

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Lite Volunteer

Tasks at home or ski or snowshoe with a purpose!


No heavy lifting or snowmobiling here and no large time commitments.

Year-round tasks include:

  • Computer-based operations and organizational support

  • Odd jobs (e.g., sewing, errands, shopping)

  • Signage

  • Off-season operations preparation work

  • Various construction tasks (snow catchment fencing, shed/storage areas)

  • Snow stakes and rope fencing installation (November)

Winter tasks include:

  • Providing updates to the groomers about conditions after you've gone skiing or snowshoeing

  • Rope and fence repairs

  • Removing plant debris from the trails (especially after wind events!)

  • Updating conditions signs after grooming

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Grooming Volunteer

Help with grooming on snowmobiles or the Defender.


  • Expect some heavy physical labour and to be grooming/track setting whenever conditions are suitable, including later in the evening and mornings from 7am on weekdays, 9am on weekends

  • Volunteer grooming shifts tend to be 2-4 hours in length

  • Minimum commitment  is one shift per week.  Reasoning: time and effort invested in the training of  grooming volunteers is significant.

  • Old winter clothing and old personal back pack  recommended for snowmobile grooming, as it will get contaminated with snowmobile exhaust. (Thrift stores such as Goodwill are great resources!)

  • Training will be provided

Snow Farming Volunteer

With Calgary's typically low snow pack, snow farming is essential! Help shovel and move snow so that we can ensure that skiing conditions are good throughout the season.

Crew/Team Leads

SNO is currently recruiting for the following volunteer leadership roles:

  • Snow farming/fencing lead

  • Grant writing volunteers

  • Communications/ social media volunteer (primarily manage the website blog, public enquiries received via email and Facebook, respond to comments and posts on Facebook pages and XC discussion threads)

  • Volunteer Coordinator: Manage volunteer onboarding, training completions, certification levels, and any other of SNO's due diligence volunteer management obligations.


OK, I Want to Volunteer. What's Next?

1. Let Us Know How You'd Like to Volunteer
Volunteer Type

Thanks for submitting!

2. Sign and Send the Volunteer Waiver

Download and sign the volunteer waiver and send it to volunteershagnordic AT gmail DOT COM

3. Sign Up For Tasks
4. Find the Location of Your Task

The Shaganappi Maintenance Map allows SNO to track on-the-ground ski trail maintenance with a map-based tool. Once you have been onboarded as a volunteer, instructions will be provided about how to use this tool.

5. Submit Your Volunteer Hours

Thanks for submitting!