Event Director Needed for 2016 Equinox Ski Challenge

BrainspiralAugust 9, 2015

Equinox Snow Challenge

Job Opening:  Event director for the 2016 Equinox Ski Challenge.

Event Description: The Equinox Ski Challenge is a Nordic ski event that has been held since 2007 in West Yellowstone, MT.  The race is open to skiers of all ages and abilities and has 3, 6, 12, and 24 Hour divisions which all can be entered by soloists or relay teams.  The event was founded on commitments to contributing to the local community, challenging participants physically and also having a high level of camaraderie between all participants.  Every year, the event donates food and funds to several local organizations, sees numerous personal records set, and has an all night potluck/bonfire with lots of laughter.  The event has attracted more participants each year, with 120 skiers attending skiers in 2014 and continually receives praise for its unique atmosphere.  The Equinox Ski Challenge is the only 24 Hour Nordic race in the Rocky Mountain region and one of only two such events in North America.  More information including the mission of the event can be found on the event website at www.equinoxsnowchallenge.com

Location: The event is held in West Yellowstone, Montana.  The job can be done remotely with a few visits to West Yellowstone.  Being active in the West Yellowstone community on a regular basis is very advantageous.

Time commitment: 5 hours per week in Oct-Dec.  10-15 hours per week Jan-April.

Dates: October 1, 2015 to April 15, 2016.  Event is scheduled for March 19 and 20, 2016.


  • 35% Race production including registration, course marking, timing, awards.
  • 30% Arrange sponsorship agreements and collect donations from sponsors.
  • 20% Print and distribute registration and promotional material.
  • 5% Maintain event website.
  • 5% Coordinate event volunteers.

Benefits: The real benefits are seeing racers smiling after skiing farther than they ever have or harder then they ever have, seeing the Food Bank pick up their annual donation we collect, seeing kids enjoy a ski race and seeing participants face themselves on the race course and then chat with each other around the bonfire about what it was like.

Pay depends on experience and will include a base rate plus a percentage of the net income.

Application Due Date: August 24th.  Phone interviews will be held September 6th-8th and applicants will be notified by September 14th of the decision.  There will be about 6 hours of job orientation between October 1 and October 4.

Contact Info: Send a cover letter and resume to equinoxsnowchallenge@gmail.com.  Questions are welcomed.  Contact Sam Newbury at 406-209-3533.


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