24/08/2010 | by ed
Graham Macvoy, Jib Vid organiser, park shaper extraordinaire and the man in charge of the giant kicker at this year’s Freeze Festival, has contacted us to help recruit an army of minions to help with the jump. Fancy getting into the show for free, working your ass off but getting up close and personal with the riding? Read on for the official spiel…
The Relentless Freeze Festival is shouting out to all enthusiastic skiers and boarders to get in touch to be a part of this magnificent event.
Not only are the world’s best snowboarders (Stefan Gimpl, Scotty Lago, Marco Grilic, Iouri Podlatchikov, Jamie Nicholls….) going to be there but the music line up is also worth checking out with the likes of Roni Size, Mark Ronson and Pendulum (DJ set) headlining the weekend.
We are looking for both paid crew and volunteer crew to make sure the slope is perfect each day. Applicants need to have a reasonable level of skiing or boarding, be relatively fit as there is a lot of walking up and down the slope and most of all be up for it, the more you put in the more you get out.
The night crew is paid work and will involve preparing the snow each night for when the riders arrive in the morning – hard work but rewarding when you see the finished product. The work will begin around 9pm on Thursday night and we will be finished by 5pm on Monday afternoon, you must be available to work the full period (although not continuously obviously). This is the perfect way to check out the event and earn a bit of cash towards your season.
The day shift consists of two teams of 10 volunteers working half the day each, maintaining the slope with both a bit of shovelling and side slipping the landing. Each crew will work about 7 hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Again if you sign up you must be available to work each day.
Get the perfect view and feel part of the UK’s highest profile ski and snowboard event!
Crew will need to find their own accommodation in London if they don’t already live there. A weekend festival pass along with food during your working hours will be provided.
If you fancy being involved in the action in either team then get in touch with Graham MacVoy for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org. Initial information to send with your enquiry is your age, whether you are a skier or snowboarder, which crew you are interested in working with.
For more information on the festival (prices, line up, timings) check out www.thefreezefestival.com