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How Do You Want to Volunteer?

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Volunteer with a purpose! SNO needs help from volunteers while on the trails or at home. These are tasks that do not require you to trackset or groom but are very important to the operation of SNO!

SNO Hosts and Events

  • Greet people at the parking lot and give them directions and inform them about SNO

  • Volunteer at events such as Chinook Blast (assist vendors on-site, greet and give attendees directions, promote SNO and SNO memberships)

  • Provide updates to the communications team and groomers about trail conditions

General Maintenance

  • Winter trail setup and tear-down

  • Inspect and repair trail markers, etc. throughout the season

  • Remove plant debris from the trails


  • Sourcing and applying for grants as part of the fundraising committee

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Grooming Volunteer

Help with grooming on foot, snowmobiles, or the Defender.


  • Shared fat bike/snowshoe trails: groomers/trail crew needed.  On foot drag grooming and shovelling,  experienced snowmobile operators, and snowshoe trail packing needed too!

  • Ski trail groomers: expect some heavy physical labour, especially operating the snowmobiles (novice snowmobile operators welcome); expect to be grooming/track setting ski trails whenever conditions are suitable, including later in the evening and possibly some mornings from 7am on weekdays, 9am on weekends (depending on your availability of course!)

  • Volunteer grooming shifts tend to be 1-4+ hours in length.

  • Preferred machine grooming minimum commitment  is one shift per week.  Reasoning: time and effort invested in the training of machine 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 snow or snowblow 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:

  • Signage lead

  • Snow farming lead

  • Snow catchment/fencing lead


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

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

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2. Submit Your Volunteer Hours

Used for Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) tracking.  The aggregate total volunteer hours is submitted every year to WCB which then is used to calculate SNO's yearly WCB premium.  Complete after you do on-the-ground volunteering.

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