The 2nd Annual Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra Slide-A-Thon takes place on Saturday, April 10.
Event registration kicks off at 8 a.m. in the Mountainside Conference Center at Main Lodge. Awesome on-hill challenges start at 8:30 a.m., including a Poker Run, a Consecutive Challenge, a Disco Challenge, an All-Mountain Scavenger Hunt, and more. Participants are also invited to demo our adaptive equipment, including the SKI BIKE.
The after-party with raffles, awards, live-music, and dancing follows at Tusk’s Bar at 2 p.m. Oh… and, of course, there is a prize for best costume! Individuals and teams are asked to raise a minimum of $200 per person ($1,000 per team of five), which includes a lift-ticket, challenge entry, T-shirt, lunch, drink specials, raffle entry, and a great after-party!
All proceeds from this day go to Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, which is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that provides on-mountain enjoyment to any person with a disability.
FDA suspends vaccine
Mono County’s Public Health Department issued a memo earlier this week saying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that healthcare practitioners temporarily suspend use of the Rotarix vaccine for rotavirus immunization in the United States.
An independent U.S. academic research team has reportedly found DNA from porcine circovirus 1 (PCV1) in Rotarix, which is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. However, PCV1 is not known to cause illness in humans or other animals.
Follow-up tests by GlaxoSmithKline and FDA scientists confirmed the academic team’s findings and also that viral components have been present since the early stages of the vaccine’s development, including during clinical studies.
For more information visit FDA’s Update on Rotarix Vaccine page at www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ucm205585.htm.
Get ready for a packed week of events, as Tamarack Lodge launches Nordic Fest beginning Saturday.
First off, Mammoth Biathlon hosts a live-fire training clinic on March 27 at 9 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Another dry-fire session is set for 5 p.m. at the Mammoth Ski Museum. On March 28, it’s the 3rd Annual Biathlon at 9 a.m. (shuttles start running from Mammoth Middle school at 7 a.m.). Awards and luncheon at Pokenobe is at 1:30 p.m., and the venue “barn raising” at 3:30 p.m.
Other events: On Monday, a fireside chat with Jeremy DeCell, who did the grooming for the Vancouver Olympic cross-country events. On Tuesday and Thursday, Pokonobe Lodge hosts a Full Moon X-C ski/snowshoe dinner tours beginning at 6 p.m. RSVP at 760.934.2442 ext. 313.
On Wednesday, come out for a vista trail fun race at 6 p.m., followed by hot chocolate at the fire pit. And on Friday, April 2, ski or snowshoe from the Ski Center on a Winter Naturalist Tour at 11 a.m. Later at the lodge, “Tracks of Passion” author Robin Morning will sign copies of her coffee table book from 6-8 p.m.
Rossignol Demo Day at the Ski Center takes place on April 3 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (just pay for your trail pass). Meanwhile, registration for the Mammoth Cross-Country Marathon is ongoing the whole day. Then, on Sunday … be at the Ski Center to cheer on the racers at the 9 a.m. start. More info: call the Ski Center at Tamarack Lodge, 760.934.2442.