COLOSSAL Village Championships begin at Mammoth Mountain

In one of the more enduring traditions that Mammoth has to offer, the Village Championships rank among the top.

For 37 years, the locals in Mammoth have raced each other on the racecourses at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, and it’s no time to stop now.

With good snow cover expected throughout the season, the VCs open Jan. 8 and continue through the Finals on April 9.

The old hands will be at it again, with new faces once more popping into view.

The theme this season is “COLOSSAL,” said Drew Krempel of the ski area’s race department.

“Bruce Jones has, yet again, donated three surf boards for prizes and we will have plenty of other prizes to give away throughout the series,” Krempel said.

One new twist: This season the VCs will conduct a sign-up party at Roberto’s between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Krempel said the race department would be there with sign-up packets.

The race dates for this season are:
Race 1: Jan. 8
Race 2: Jan. 15
Race 3: Jan. 22
Race 4: Feb. 5
Race 5: Feb. 12
Race 6: Feb. 19
Race 7: Feb. 26
Race 8: March 19
Race 9: March 26
Finals: April 9