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Forest Service Looks for Snow Hosts for Mt. Charleston

Forest Service Looks for Snow Hosts for Mt. Charleston


People who look forward to winter and playing in the snow on Mt. Charleston will be interested in volunteer positions through the forest service.

The U.S. Forest Service is looking for Snow Hosts for the Mt. Charleston area of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. The hosts will show people places on the mountain to play in the snow and how to be safe. They’ll also be able to take part in the fun while talking to people at snow play sites.

Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old and able to work outside in cold conditions. They’ll be working weekends and holidays. An average shift will be between three and six hours. The minimum commitment is two shifts per month, of course, anyone wanting to work more hours can. Volunteers will be needed now through March.

The forest service is hosting two orientations for people interested in volunteering. They will be at 7 p.m. Monday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 18 at the REI in Boca Park, 710 South Rampart Boulevard. Volunteers need only one orientation.

The forest service has found that many people visit the mountain to enjoy the snow but often they don’t know where to go or how to be safe. The Snow Hosts hope to solve those problems.