[FWM News] Mammoth Season Opener

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Sun Dec 9 22:44:40 PST 2012

The rescheduled Mammoth season opening races, postponed a week due to stormy conditions throughout 
the Sierras, were held under nearly ideal conditions - clear, crisp, and sunny, with an outstanding 
racing surface on the Andy's Double Gold (ADG) race hill. While some who had originally planned to 
compete were regrettably unable to make the rescheduled date, the 50+ racers who made the scene 
this weekend were treated to a first-class event by the Mammoth Race Department crews.

2012 #1 bib holders Ara Papazian and Deb Lewis opened their season by sweeping the weekend series. 
Ingrid Braun posted strong races to lock up second in the women, with strong performances from Jeff 
Anderson and Erich van Stralen challenging Papazian in MOP. Good skiing was demonstrated throughout 
the field as everyone got back into their racing rhythyms for the new season. We were glad to 
welcome some new faces as well as some familiar faces returning from racing hiatus to rejoin the 

Complete results are posted on the Race Results page along with the initial Season Standings 
rankings for 2013.


Next race: 2 SL races at Squaw next weekend Dec. 15-16.  The Squaw race organizers are assessing 
the conditions and we hope to have updated information on the races published on Monday.

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