Archive - Sports Article
March 23rd, 2012
This is the weekend we've been waiting for.
The Annual Mammoth Biathlon is all set to go off on Saturday and Sunday on a new course and with new rules for spectators.
From the first days of training—highlighted by headlong wrecks and time lost trying to coerce my pole straps onto my wrists—my skating has come a very long way. I have also learned some very valuable lessons: Most notably, I have got to replace those fancy Velcro straps on my poles in favor of the traditional, simple loop strap.
After a few weeks floundering around on my skate skis, I finally got up the nerve to attend one of the skate skiing clinics at Tamarack Lodge.
Mammoth’s homies came up big at last weekend’s Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain.
The lake shoots waves against the rocks on the shore, coating them with fantastical ice shapes, sending the spray hard into my face.
You think you’re having a bad day?
We caught up with Mammoth World Cup downhill racer Stacey Cook this past week, and realized it’s been nine years since she first burst onto the big-time international stage.
Youth sportsters, line up for some cash.
The Mammoth High School Cross Country ski team finished its season with top awards at the California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation Championships at Auburn Ski Club on Feb. 18.
As one of Yosemite Conservancy’s Outdoor Adventures in 2012, visitors to Yosemite National Park this summer can take a step back in time by retracing Muir’s steps with his great-great-grandson Robert Hanna and Muir actor Frank Helling.
It’s no accident if you happen to see a whole lot of professional skiers and snowboarders in town this weekend.
In just three weeks of training on skate skis, I have gone from total beginner, having trouble even figuring out how to get into my skis and strap on my poles, to a level far beyond what I would have imagined.
The Mammoth Track Project got a big boost last week at a fundraiser at Rafters that raked in $15,000.
Taking up new sports, embracing new hobbies, seeking new experiences—these are all things that keep us young in spirit, healthy in mind.