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Be a part of skiing history

Nevada Appeal News Service
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People the world over are dedicated to sustaining the Olympic ideal. In 1960, much of what is now Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park hosted the 1960 cross-country ski venue. Competitors raced over 57 kilometers of trail through the General and McKinney Creek areas. These historic venues will come alive with the Olympic spirit with special events on the west shore of Lake Tahoe Jan. 8-17.

A dedicated team of volunteers is needed to bring the Olympic spirit alive to host five special events: The Biathlon Re-enactment, Cross Country Expo and Demo, Local Schools Cross-Country Ski Day, Sanctioned CNISSF High School Nordic Meet and a Biathlon “Citizens Against the Clock” ski.

Volunteer opportunities include parking attendants, visitor information center helpers, vendor assistants and trail sweepers. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to be part of something special. There is an assignment for any dependable volunteer. Get involved with the community and meet your neighbors.

All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation session at Sugar Pine Point State Park Sunday, Jan. 3 or Monday, Jan. 4. Both sessions will begin at 11 a.m. and last approximately one hour.

All volunteers who commit to a minimum of four hours will receive a commemorative Olympic Heritage pin as a small token of appreciation. Most importantly, all volunteers will be bringing the Olympic spirit back to the west shore of Lake Tahoe.

To volunteer contact Ranger Heidi Doyle at or leave a message at 525-3341. Visit for information.

Hockey Dinner, Jan. 14

Interim Museum docents, ongoing

Chauffeurs for visiting 1960 Olympians, Jan. 8-17

Intercept surveys, Jan. 8-16

Table sponsorships available for the Olympic Heritage Celebration Gala Jan. 16: 5 Ring sponsor $5,000; Medalist sponsor $2,000; Reserved table $1,200 and individual tickets at $100. Visit