A spectacular 'Springtacular'

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra held its annual Springtacular for all the “Stars” (participants) with cognitive and developmental disabilities from April 23 - 26.

The participants spent four full days at Mammoth Mountain skiing, snowboarding, and participating a host of other exciting activities. 

Most attendees came from Mammoth and Bishop, but some traveled from as far away as Santa Monica. 

Each day included morning and afternoon lessons provided by Disabled Sports staff and volunteers and Mammoth Mountain ski and snowboard instructors. Between lessons, participants congregated at the Mountainside Conference Center overlooking the slopes where they ate food for breakfast and lunch provided by MMSA. 

Students also participated in special activities such as photos with Woolly, face-painting and a visit from Paws 4 Healing therapy dogs.  Drummers from Bishop also performed. 

Springtacular is also known for its “BIG” dance where Stars and their families, instructors, and volunteers cut-loose together on the dance floor at the Sierra Holiday Recreation Center. 

“Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra thanks each of our Stars, their families, teachers, aides, instructors, and volunteers for making it another fabulous year!” Disabled Sports officials said. “We owe a debt of gratitude to Mammoth Mountain and the Town of Mammoth Lakes Youth Sports Funding Grant for their tremendous support which enabled our students to reach new levels in their snow sports.  Every Star at Springtacular triumphed as they challenged themselves to grow, both on and off of the slopes.”