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March 25th, 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.
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.”
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.
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.
U.S. women’s downhill coach has best year ever
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.
‘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.
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?”
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.
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.
Another busy week for Mammoth Ski and Snowboard teams
Mammoth skiers and snowboarders showed a little bit of everything this past week.
If it seemed like Mammoth skiers and snowboarders were all over the map recently, it is because they were.
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.
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.
If the opening day of the Village Championships is any indication, the 2013 season is going to be a doozy.
Racing under clear skies and seasonably warm temperatures, local racers had a fat bed of snow to work with, and some very fast times.
Valerie Borges, a member of the Andies Flying Circus Team, won on overall points, but she wasn’t the only one who blitzed the gates.