Volunteer Work List

Summer Volunteer work 2015 has begun. 
The 2014 Summer Chainsaw crew work has begun.   We may have crews working on both Tuesday and Thursday evenings this spring until it gets too dry for fire danger.  We meet at the maintenance building at the base of Spruce Chair at 4:50 PM and head up the mountain by 5:15 PM.   Our first work site is in between the top of the Townsight Quad chair and the top of Spruce Chair.  Contact Brian Foley btf{at]lanl.gov if you would like to join our crew.2015SummerSites
April 16, 2015.  Neal Pederson and helpers have not yet ridden most of the bike trails and provided a map listing sites where there are trees which need to be cut.  But we will get a map soon, and we will get the trails all taken car of before Summerfest for sure, starting with trails that will be used for the Jemez Mountain Trail Runs on May 23.  Contact Brian Foley or Neal Pederson if you can help, or if you find other sites that need work which are not mapped here.
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We’ve got tons of work to do before the snow flies this winter. While the list is long, we can knock everything out with your help.

Time commitments vary by activity. Some jobs are perfect for after-work efforts during the week, while others require full-day efforts (usually weekends; those with flexible schedules, we’d love to have you help during the week). Either way, it will be great to have you on the mountain for any amount of time you can provide.

Likewise, the work to be done requires a range of skills. Some work parties will be cleaning or painting buildings, and painting the new chairs being installed on Lone Spruce (Chair #1) lift. Other work involves working on the mountain clearing fallen trees and building snow fencing. Whatever skills you have, there’s a job for you.

Here is the basic schedule of work we will be doing every week from now until October.

For jobs not listed here, contact Brian Foley.

Contacts on the ski area are:
Tom Long’s Cell phone is 412-2563 and his email is gm@skipajarito.com
The office 662-5725 email ski@skipajarito.com
Mike Green’s Cell phone is 690-1668
Brian Foley’s Cell phone is 948-6863 email btf@lanl.gov
Butch Wood’s cell phone is 412-1419 email igorwood@aol.com
Neal Pederson Cell phone is 660-1400 email np@vicontrols.com

Day/Time Task/Crew Contact
Tuesday 5 -8 PM Chainsaw crew Brian Foley  btf@lanl.gov
Wednesday 5 – 8 PM Bike Trails Neal Pederson np@vicontrols.comor Frank Reeves rockynm@msn.com
Friday A schedule mornings Chainsaw crew Brian Foley  btf@lanl.gov
Saturday 8 AM to noon Bike Trails Chainsaw crew Chipping Crew Neal Pederson np@vicontrols.com    Brian Foley btf@lanl.gov

Below is a map of hill, complete with roads for access during work parties, ski run names, and elevations. Use this for reference when reading the work party announcements.

Here’s the same map with just the ski runs and elevation gradients.

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9 comments

    1. We are not publishing the list of volunteers here on the web. Some people don’t want their email and phone number put up on the web. You can sign up to work, but contacting Brian Foley 505 948-6863 cell phone, or Neal Pederson for bike trail work, or call the ski club office. For the larger work parties that will be announced here, no sign up is really necessary, just show up and work. If you want to see the list of volunteers, to find a few friends you would like to work with, call or write to Brian Foley.

  1. For a list of tasks, click on the “Volunteer Work List” hotlink above. It’s a download of our latest/greatest tasks and appropriate coordinators. Check it every couple weeks, since it’ll be updated as things are finished and new tasks come-up. Each week, we’ll have work announcements on the blog homepage. Along with the work description, you’ll also find the task coordinator name and contact info. Feel free to email them directly. Otherwise, Brian Foley (btf@lanl.gov) maintains a running list of volunteers, who’ll be contacted when we start working on the hill. -Jeff

  2. We’ve started to clear and repair the bike trails. Our first priority is to chainsaw all of the fallen and close to falling trees on all of the trails that are not in the high burn areas. Then we’ll need to start doing dirt work to repair damaged areas and to control new erosion from all of the spot fires. We also need to replace and repair numerous wood features that burned.

  3. Here’s our bike trail repair schedule for the upcoming week:

    Monday, 8/1, 5:30pm meet at parking lot below the lodge:
    Drive to the top of Pajarito and chainsaw down logs from bike trails while walking down. If you have a chainsaw and know how to use it safely please bring it. Otherwise, you can start on trail dirt work. Bring tools if you have them. I also have several McLeod’s that belong to the Tuffriders. Bring water, gloves, and any safety equipment needed to run chainsaw.

    Wednesday, 8/3, 5:30pm meet at parking lot below the lodge:
    Drive to the top of Pajarito and chainsaw down logs from bike trails while walking down. If you have a chainsaw and know how to use it safely please bring it. Otherwise, you can start on trail dirt work. Bring tools if you have them. I also have several McLeod’s that belong to the Tuffriders. Bring water, gloves, and any safety equipment needed to run chainsaw.

    Saturday, 8/6, 8:00am, meet at parking lot below the lodge:
    !!!Big work party for bike trails!!! We’ll do dirt work and reconstruction of wood features including new log rides. Bring water, gloves, food, and tools if you have them.

    There’s a ton of work to do. Besides all the obvious damage to the trails on the far sides of the ski area there was also considerable damage done to most of our interior trails from all of the spot fires. If you can help please e-mail me at np@vicontrols.com. My phone numbers are 662-1461 (home office) and 660-1400 (cell while at the mountain).

    Thanks! – Neal Pederson

  4. We’re doing more bike trail work Wednesday night (5/9) if anyone is interested in helping out. We’ll meet in the parking lot below the lodge at 5:30pm and drive up but make sure you contact me first if you want to help (662-1461, np@vicontrols.com). Work will mostly be chainsawing and raking.

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