Mammoth Mountain Ski & Snowboard Team (MMSST) was recognized as overall Club of the Year, as well as Snowboard Club of the Year – both for the second time. MMSST was acknowledged for its dedication to creating the best winter sports program in the nation through long-term athlete development, excellent programming, and a commitment to supporting its athletes. The program is led by Ben Wisner, who was also acknowledged as overall and snowboard Development Coach of the Year.
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The success of Mammoth’s multisport program is based on several key factors. First, MMSST is highly engaged in coaches’ education, ensuring that everyone on staff has at least level 100 certification. Secondly, it has made a serious commitment to progression with its high-performance center. It is also an active participant in hosting events from local to national to international levels.
First, it is an honor to be considered and then chosen by US Ski and Snowboard as the club of the year. It would not have been possible without our staff’s commitment to their development and the professionalism they possess. Their commitment to our core values, mission, vision and desire to create great athletes and good kids provides the foundation to allow athletes to succeed no matter their commitment level. The team’s relationship with the resort has been steeped in history since the days of our founder Dave McCoy. Our parents also play an integral role with their commitment to the resort, our community and our staff. We witness daily the impact it has on their child’s growth and development.
– Carl Underkoffler, Director Mammoth Mountain Ski Team
In snowboarding and freeski, MMSST has developed some of the most skilled athletes in the country, including Olympic champion Chloe Kim.
MMSST has also excelled in partnering with U.S. Ski & Snowboard and USASA to hold vital events. This past season, Mammoth played host to a snowboard World Cup which doubled as an Olympic qualifying event. It also produced USASA and Rev Tour events, plus a Project Gold camp for park and pipe.