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The Pantheon: Mammoth, CA | Mountain Collective

Standing atop aptly named Paranoid Flats I can’t help looking around 360 degrees as I walk to my preferred chute. In the distance, the craggy peaks of the Ritter Range extend above low-hanging…

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Olympic Sports Psychology with Kelly Clark | Mammoth Times

When three-time Olympian Kelly Clark fell on her first run of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic snowboard halfpipe finals, she instantly relived the 2006 Torino Olympics, where a fall put her in fourth place….

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Farrington Clinches Spot on Olympic Snowboard Team

“She won the event today, and she made the Olympic team!” Kaitlyn Farrington’s dad screamed into a cellphone. Behind him, a crowd of snowboarding fans waited for the US Olympic snowboard team announcement…

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5 Things: Olympian Kelly Clark

The U.S. Olympic Snowboard half pipe and slope style teams were announced at Mammoth Mountain this weekend. Olympic Gold medalist Kelly Clark was named to her fourth Olympic team. MAMMOTH LAEKS — Kelly…

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The Best Cross Training for Snowboarders

Experts weigh in on the best ways to get in shape for snowboarding Most snowboarders know the aches and pains of the first day back on the hill—quads are burning, lower back is…

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High-Altitude Haven

With an intense Olympic training schedule on the horizon, pro snowboarder Kelly Clark finds refuge in her DIY-filed home in Mammoth Lakes, California By Monica Prelle for Foam Magazine Snowboarder Kelly Clark spends…

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A Portrait of a Snowboarder: Chris Hernandez

A Portrait of a Snowboarder: Chris Hernandez from Monica Prelle on Vimeo. Chris Hernandez went snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain on December 15, 2009, just like he always does — “by himself.” He woke…

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Mountain Majesty: Spring and Summer in Mammoth

RIDING UP MAMMOTH Mountain’s Eagle Express chairlift, I take in the panoramic views and the early morning spring sunshine. As I look out at the snowcapped Sherwin Range and Mammoth Crest—the sweeping ridge…

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JLA Banked Slalom Slays the Fun

The JLA Banked Slalom was rowdy to say the least — a super epic awesome rowdy good time. Almost ten years after snowboarder Jeff Anderson died, his family created the inaugural event, which…

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The Best Powder Day Ever

It was one of those characteristic bluebird powder days, the kind that Mammoth Mountain had over and over again in the 2005/06 season. That morning was particularly cold and the snow was sugary…

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