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Fall Century bike ride ahead

The 2013 Mammoth High Sierra Fall Century and Gran Fondo, according to Randy Fendon, is “shaping up to be the biggest and best ever in its 18 year history.” Fendon said that the way things are trending now, there should be a minimum of 600 cyclists leaving the Village in Mammoth at 7:30am on Saturday, […]

 
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Kelly Clark, MMCF to aid student-snowboarders

– Press release from Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation: Two Mammoth-based nonprofit organizations have created a new scholarship program for student-snowboarders in Mammoth. Gold medalist and Mammoth resident Kelly Clark knows what it’s like to dream big in a small town. Growing up in Vermont, she had the opportunity to train as a snowboarder and attend a mountain school, […]

 
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Mammoth Invitational 2013 Raises $300,000 for Kids in Mammoth
US Ski & Snowboard Team athletes, Glen Plake and other pros gather for a great cause


Some 300 skiers and snowboarders gathered at Mammoth Mountain last weekend to support the work of Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation (MMCF) at the fifth annual Mammoth Invitational, presented by the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card. Among their ranks were the best snow sports athletes in the world, including US Ski Team members Stacey Cook, Laurenne Ross, Bryce Bennett, Steven Nyman and Andrew Weibrecht; Olympic and X Games gold medalist Kelly Clark; local ski cross champion John Teller; and free ski legends Glen Plake and Chris Benchetler. 

The pros served as coaches to Invitational guests during the weekend of friendly competition and big mountain fun that included a poker run, biathlon, snowcat driving, snowmobiling and, of course, alpine racing. These athletes also spent time with young members of the Mammoth Teams, signing autographs, taking photos and even racing side by side with Mammoth’s junior nordic skiers. 

After sunset, Invitational guests and coaches were joined by the Mammoth community for a swinging casino night and a gala banquet. Thanks to generous donations from Mammoth businesses, event sponsors such as Alaska Airlines and Lufthansa, Mammoth Mountain partners and the pros themselves, Friday and Saturday auction proceeds were record setting. 

“We are building the next generation of great athletes and people in the way that only Mammoth can,” said MMCF executive director Stacy Corless. “This event is for the littlest Mighty Mite or Mini Shredder who dreams of being the next Kelly Clark or Stacey Cook, the All-Mountain Charger who’s going to go big like Glen Plake and Chris Benchetler while earning straight As in school.”

Funds raised at the Mammoth Invitational support young athletes on the Mammoth Teams as well as educational programs at Mammoth Unified School District and Ski P.E. programs that assure snow sports access for children in the Eastern Sierra. 

Learn more about Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation at mammothfoundation.org. 

Glen Plake and Lufthansa Airlines representatives present a golden ticket to Rob and Sharyl Mitchell, winners of a trip to Chamonix donated by Lufthansa and Plake for the 2013 Mammoth Invitational.  (Photo credit: Peter Morning/MMSA)

Mammoth Invitational successes

  Mammoth Invitational 2013 Raises $300,000 for Kids in Mammoth US Ski & Snowboard Team athletes, Glen Plake and other pros gather for a great cause  (News Release) Some 300 skiers and snowboarders gathered at Mammoth Mountain last weekend to support the work of Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation (MMCF) at the fifth annual Mammoth Invitational, […]

 
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Snow block at Tiger Bar.  (Photos by Double Eagle)

June Lake will snow sculpt, sled, BBQ and host triathlon

Giant blocks of snow have been delivered to 19 businesses and organizations along June Lake’s Main Street for the community-wide Snow Sculpture Competition this Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2 — all part of the inaugural June Lake Winter Festival & Triple Threat Triathlon, Feb. 1-3. Everyone is warmly invited to join the June Lake community for […]

 
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Mammoth Invitational raises half a million, lots of smiles

Mammoth Invitational Raises Over a Half Million Dollars for Kids in Need  Despite a raging snowstorm dumping over two feet of powder on Mammoth Mountain, the Mammoth Invitational 2012, held from April 13th-15th, brought in over $500,000 directly benefiting the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation. With such snow legends as Glenn Plake, Johnny Teller, Stacey Cook, […]

 
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