Wind and snowfall, early mornings, late nights –  how is it to be a volunteer at the Audi FIS World Cup Finals here in Åre? We decided to ask some of our wonderful volunteers who are making the event possible!

Jochen Reisser, 51 years old, from Germany

What’s your role as volunteer?
Time-keeping

How is it to be a volunteer?
It’s fun, there is a great atmosphere and it is exciting to see how the event is held here. I am a ski coach at home in Germany and it is educational to see how people work up here.

Why did you choose to be a volunteer?
I have volunteered at similar events earlier but never in the North of Europe so I thought it’s about time! It is very beautiful up here and a different landscape and you meet great people from around the world.

What do you expect from this week?
To experience Åre and meet wonderful people.

Karolin Edlund, 29 years old, from Jönköping

What is your role as volunteer?
My task is to slip snow from the hill. We worked from 6AM until lunch and then had a longer break before going out again to slip some more.

How is it to be a volunteer?
Cool! It is both intimidating and exciting to see the event from so close.

Why did you choose to be a volunteer?
I am originally from Åre and thought it would be fun to come back and help, to be part of the event.

What do you expect from this week?
I look forward to the competitions, it will be cool to work so close to the racers and be there in the middle of all racing action.