Congratulations Mammoth High School Seniors! On June 9th, 2017, Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation awarded 19 “Class of 2017″ students $10,000.00 in scholarship money! All of these graduates will be using this money towards furthering their education in colleges and higher learning institutions. Great job Grads!
- Michael Sentovich submitted the following story about the backcountry trip he and his family took with Glen and Kimberly Plake earlier this spring. Photography by Miles Weaver, milesweaverphoto.com
Our family had a lifetime memorable experience in the Sierra Nevada backcountry climbing Little Morrison with Hall of Fame extreme skier/ freestyler Glen Plake and wife Kimberly. We were so appreciative of their huge effort to make this a successful and immensely enjoyable family trip. So how is it that we had this terrific opportunity? Glen and Kimberly are wonderful people who like to give back to the sport and community and in this case, the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation which supports education, athletic and civic responsibility . Glen donated this guided trip and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to bid on it to have a life-time experience with my kids Nikolina (age 12) and Michael (age 9) in support of the Foundation. Glen and Kimberly introduced us to a wonderful new world of alpine touring with Glen’s world class guiding and Kimberly’s engaging coaching and encouragement to get our young team up the mountain. Nikolina and Michael are probably now some of youngest skiers to climb Little Morrison. HUGE thank you to Glen and Kimberly for this most memorable experience!! And thank you Miles Weaver for these great shots! To get our ready for our first ever alpine touring experience, Glen rigged us up with a top-of-the-line ultralight set up with Elan Alpine Touring skis, Roxa boots and Plum bindings. We skied a couple days on Mammoth to get used to the new equipment. While riding the gondola to the top of the mountain on one of the days, we pulled in at mid mountain to let a couple more people into our car. As total luck would have, 2 boys from Nikolina’s small 6th grade class in Newport Beach pile in. Nikolina gives a cool nod of the head toward Glen and Kimberly to point out who she was skiing with. What bragging rights for a 6th grader!