[FWM News] Season opener GS races at Mammoth

Far West Masters news news at lists.farwestmasters.org
Mon Dec 6 21:05:20 PST 2010

The 2011 Far West Masters race season kicked off with a 3-GS race 
weekend at Mammoth Mountain. With Mammoth reporting their best November 
snowfall in over 20 years, the mountain was in full operation and an 
excellent week was enjoyed by participants in the Masters training camp 
week prior to the race weekend. Every day new faces showed up and by 
the weekend a field of 80+ racers were prepped and ready to go.

The weekend weather forecast of showers turned into moderate snowfall 
and somewhat reduced visibility on Saturday, but the hard-working 
Mammoth race crew worked constantly to maintain the track despite the 
accumulating inches and we successfully pulled off 3 race runs to 
complete the day's schedule of 1-1/2 races. Prospects for Sunday's 
conditions weren't encouraging, but the weather backed off, Mammoth's 
grooming crews packed and prepared the race hill to a good surface, and 
we ended up with a good day of racing with mixed sun and light 
overcast. The first morning run completed GS race #2 and with the 
evening storm lingering to the west both runs of the third GS race were 
held to complete a busy weekend.

See the Race Results page for complete weekend results and the first 
Season Standings rankings for 2011.


With a great opening event setting the standard for the season, we look 
forward to an off week on the schedule followed by a pre-holiday pair 
of SL races at Squaw Valley on Dec. 18-19. All areas in the Sierras 
have excellent early season conditions this year, so there's plenty of 
opportunity to get some miles under your skis before our next event in 
2 weeks!

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