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Kelly Clark

Olympic Sports Psychology with Snowboarder Kelly Clark

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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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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La Niña on Steroids

La Niña on Steroids: Cold Temperatures and Record Snow Accumulations A series of epic storms hit the Pacific coast in December causing power outages, road closures and massive snow accumulation in the Sierra…

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STOKE: Surfing Mammoth’s Snow

Standing atop Mt. Morgan South we enjoyed blissful silence. Weeks of relentless snowstorms blessed the Sierra last winter, and finally there was a break long enough to let the snow settle. The north-facing…

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