Monday, December 2, 2013

Snow Play Volunteer Needed

Every winter, hundreds of families flock to Mount Rainier to enjoy our world-record snowpack. Many of those families enjoy sledding on the park's groomed sledding runs, set up and maintained to ensure that visitors have a safer experience than they would have on unregulated slopes.

Mount Rainier National Park seeks an energetic volunteer to help manage the snow play hill. Duties include directing visitors, enforcing regulations (e.g. no runner sleds), responding to injuries, and in general, maintaining a positive and orderly experience for park visitors. Note that the sledding hill can get very busy on sunny holiday weekends, and weather can turn cold and wet at a moment's notice.

Snow play rangers will work weekends from December 21 through the end of March. Overnight housing may be available during the weekend, but this is not a full-time position.

For more information, please contact Mary King,, or 360-569-6681. Submit your application at