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March 29th, 2013

Biathlon heaven at Mammoth Mountain

March 29, 2013

 

Perfect conditions for Sixth Annual race

While Eastern Sierra and California athletes filled the Mammoth Biathlon racing rosters, a pair of elite athletes from New Hampshire and Washington dominated the top tier of the competition last weekend.

Katrina Howe, a New England biathlete, and Casey Smith, from Winthrop, Wash., took the top elite spots on Sunday, March 24, at the sixth annual Mammoth Winter Biathlon.

March 25th

Around the world with Mammoth athletes

March 25, 2013

 

Riffel, Montforte win in skicross

Mammoth athletes were just about everywhere this past week, from British Columbia to the Czech Republic, from Italy to Germany, from Sugar Bowl to right here at home.

Leading the charge were Madeline Riffel and Nicolo Montforte, who came away with NOR-AM Cup gold medals in skicross at Panorama, B.C., last weekend, March 16-17.

Village Championship racers go ‘old school’

March 25, 2013

 

Vintage races follow dual giant slalom

It was Retro Day on Mammoth Mountain Tuesday, when racers in the Village Championships held their fifth annual “Vintage Races.”

March 15th

Ski race seasons ebb to a close; athletes eye Olympic Games

March 15, 2013

 

Teller, Cook, and Mammoth High School racers end on high notes

The ski and snowboard racing seasons began drawing to a close last week, with Mammoth athletes turning in one of their finest seasons ever.

March 13th

Athlete food for thought

March 13, 2013

Teens on the road without parents are not normally fixated on healthy food choices, but as members of the Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard Teams learned recently, they ought to be.

The reason might be critical to a race, such as the 2010 Olympic Men’s Downhill, in which a mere two seconds separated the gold medal winner and the 28th-place finisher.

March 7th

Mammoth’s Chip White is on top of the world

March 7, 2013

 

U.S. women’s downhill coach has best year ever

Mammoth athletes bring home national titles

March 7, 2013

 

Mammoth athletes John Teller, Tyler Wallasch, Madeline Riffel, and Trevor Jacob brought home gold and silver hardware and three national titles after competing at the 2013 Sprint U.S. Grand Prix held March 1-2 at Canyons Resort, Utah.

Jacob took the top spot in the Snowboard Cross and the U.S. Championship title after beating out the competition on a tight course with wet, rutted snow for his first career win.

March 6th

‘Andie’s Flying Circus’ tastes rare agony of defeat

March 6, 2013

 

‘Dinosaurs’ topple the leaders in VCs

For the first time since the opening race of last year, Andie’s Flying Circus was defeated in the Village Championships.

Racing a dual giant slalom on Tuesday, Feb. 26, the Circus fell to members of the Miramar Dinosaurs, but there were a couple of key caveats involved.

March 1st

Mammoth racers hard at work

March 1, 2013

 

2012 Kittredge Cup, once delayed, takes center stage

High winds blasted Mammoth Mountain last weekend, but the weather conditions did not stop the tots.

It was close, though.

The 2012 Kittredge Cup was cancelled on Dec. 27 due to extreme weather conditions, so when the winds at the top of Broadway were clocked at 124 mph on Saturday, Feb. 23, the question on everyone’s mind was “what is the weather going to be like tomorrow?”

February 15th

Cook leads Mammoth racers; places sixth in World Championships

February 15, 2013

 

Mammoth race teams, high schoolers dominate their races

Mammoth Olympic downhill racer Stacey Cook turned on the jets in Schladming, Austria, on Sunday, Feb. 10, but she said her sixth-place finish left her less than satisfied.

She raced at podium speed on the top part of the twisty, turny course, but lost speed near the bottom.

Denton ‘discos’ in Village Championships

February 15, 2013

 

After a two-week break, the Village Championships returned on Tuesday Feb. 12, with Corey Denton making the fastest time in the first slalom races of the VC season.
 Under perfect race conditions—blue skies and a fast track—some veterans, such as Laurie Carlson, Nick “Lucky” Treat, and Heidi Kanayan made it onto the course, and they did it in style.

February 8th

Mitrani, Bretz come up big at U.S. Grand Prix

February 8, 2013

 

Another busy week for Mammoth Ski and Snowboard teams

Mammoth skiers and snowboarders showed a little bit of everything this past week.

February 1st

Busy week for Mammoth Ski Teams

February 1, 2013

 

If it seemed like Mammoth skiers and snowboarders were all over the map recently, it is because they were.

Pugilistic plans for Mammoth; "Working Group" sets sights on boxing, UFC

February 1, 2013

 

Mammoth has never been known for boxing or for ultimate fighting outside of the occasional barroom brawl or neighborly fisticuffs, but that might be about to change.

 

January 18th

Andie's Flying Circus stretches lead in Village Championships

January 18, 2013

 

Andie’s Flying Circus grabbed hold of the lead in the Mammoth Mountain Village Championships on Tuesday, amassing 32 points to stay in front of the Miramar Dinosaurs.

 

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