Winter Paralympic Sport Camp Wrap Up


No Mammoth Biathlon didn’t mean no Biathlon Camp. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area groomed nice terrain along Minaret Vista for the Biathlon Camp activities.

This was another great year of Paralympic Sport Camps! We had 39 participants with physical and/or visual disabilities join us for training and competitions in our Nordic, Alpine, Mono and Biathlon Camps. These camps each incorporated skiing skill and fitness training as well as competition opportunities for athletes of all levels. Military and civilian athletes of all ages join in for these fun and incredibly supportive sessions.

It is a joy to see the cheers and competitive spirits flowing as athletes tackle hills or obstacle courses while learning the challenges and thrill of their sport of choice. World-class coaches from across the country including US Paralympic medalists and former US Olympic team members guided their progress.

We had a few challenges with weather this year, from flights being turned around in heavy storms to the Mammoth Lakes Biathlon being cancelled for the first time ever due to lack of snow. None of this stopped our camps or dampened our athletes’ determination and enthusiasm for Paralympic Sport. Those who were turned around due to weather, called to ask how soon they could return to train with us. Athletes in the Biathlon Camp were challenged by more competitive opportunities than usual as our coaches reached creative heights in designing alternative racing and training situations during this camp.

We are all looking forward to an equally successful summer of Parlaympic sport training opportunities. Watch our calendar for opportunities to participate in these fun events!

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