Archive - Sports Article
March 2nd, 2012
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.
The North American finals for the Nike Chosen Tour went down Saturday and into the night at Mammoth Mountain. During the daytime jump session, Mammoth local, Jeremy Page won best trick with a frontside double cork 1080. Come night time, Michael Gray won best trick with a 270 onto the closeout rail, 450 out, and Melissa Evans took first in the ladies division. The night time rail session top honors went to Mammoth local Jaeger Bailey. Bailey will now be headed to Austria to take on the rest of the world. Photo/Jesse Barlet
The Mammoth Classic school races and the Alan Bard Classic Race took at the Tamarack XC Center last weekend and drew hundreds of athletes.
Among the more innovative amenities that Mammoth offered to athletes last summer was the “High Altitude Training Crib.”
It offered endurance athletes a chance to come up to Mammoth and train for whatever sport they were into.
Friday the 13th is a day thatâ€™s been widely considered unlucky. Those who happen to ride at June Mountain this past Friday the 13th would beg to differ. Three lucky locals and one budding international star turned an supposedly unlucky day into a prosperous one. Local shredders Pete Roman, Alex McCoy and Mike Fucci and Cove Bikes/5.10/Troy Lee factory-sponsored rider Mikey Sylvestri opted for an entirely different approach to the lack of snow as of late.