We are writing to you representing the Rocky Mountain Ski Racing Officials (RMSRO) Board of Directors. As the organizing and managing body of certified officials and skilled volunteers in the Rocky region, we recognize the need for more officials and volunteers throughout our region. The board has recently passed a resolution to start an advisory committee composed of representatives from clubs and ski areas with race programs to address ways RMSRO can assist in the development and training of ski race volunteers.
We would like to invite your organization to appoint a representative to the advisory committee. No one knows your areas and clubs as you do, and we value your expertise. Currently we are proposing the committee join an annual conference call to discuss how RMSRO can be of value to you at your area or club. We hope to host our first call at the end of this season.
In the interim, we would like to gather your input for what we can do to support new and existing certified officials in your area. In our discussions, we’ve had several ideas we would like to share. This year we had more people attend satellite clinics than ever before. Possibly additional entry level clinics could be hosted at the club level. We’ve also discussed the idea of mentorship for new officials and additional training materials. And finally we’ve discussed the possibility of early season “on snow clinic” practical training in a true race day environment. We welcome your feedback on these and also proposals for additional ideas.
Our goal is to be an asset and support for your organizations as you run races throughout the year. In order to do this, we would like your input. We look forward to working with your representative as we continue to put on some of the best races in the nation.
RMSRO Board Member