A Holiday Ski Experience Like No Other
Join two-time Olympian, World Cup champion and Mammoth Team Athlete, Stacey Cook for a holiday ski (or ride) experience like no other.
About A Very Merry Chixmas
Chix on Stix, began in 2012 with Stacey's dream to team up with Mammoth Mountain to host a ladies-only retreat focusing on boosting confidence, pushing participants personal limits and providing unexpected experience while meeting new friends. We couldn’t pass up the opportunity make her ideas a reality and Chix was born. After three successful spring sessions, Stacey's vision continued to grow. In December 2014 Stacey and 30 women participated in the first one-day holiday special, aptly named "A Very Merry Chixmas".
Morning Session | Sunrise, Skiing & Cooking
Spend sunrise at the 11,053ft, take a private gondola ride to the summit for morning yoga, a light breakfast and to learn the ins and outs of opening the mountain with Ski Patrol. Then just before the mountain opens take first tracks down a freshly groomed Cornice Bowl - all to yourself. Take some turns with Stacey and friends, then cap off the morning at the Mammoth Mountain Inn a lesson on mixology and relax time. And that's just the morning session.
Space is limited to 25 ladies
Afternoon Session | Art, Wine & Dine
If you're up for a full day of fun or you're just not a morning person the afternoon Chixmas is for you. Ski in the afternoon with Stacey, then head inside Parallax Restaurant for a Picasso and Wine art experience. Create your own masterpiece and sip some red (or white, if you prefer). End the night with a unique dinner as we transform the Panorama Gondola into a "rotating restaurant". Three courses will be served in your groups gondola cabin - eat while you ride and watch the sun set behind the minarets.
Space is limited to 20 ladies
Space is limited. Sorry guys, ladies only.
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6:45am - Panorama Gondola Ride
7:00am - 8:15am – Sunrise, Yoga & Breakfast
7:10am - Sunrise
8:15am - Morning with Ski Patrol
8:30am - Private Cornice Bowl ski, plus additional ski time
10:30am - Mixology at Dry Creek Bar
2pm - Afternoon ski with Stacey & friends, meet at the MMCF Team Headquarters
3:30pm - Picasso & Wine at Parallax Restaurant with Joyce Kobashi
4:44pm - Sunset
6pm - Rotating Restaurant on Panorama Gondola
*subject to change
About Stacey Cook
A California girl, Stacey Cook moved to Mammoth Mountain just as the United States was lighting the 2002 Olympic Torch. It took her all of two years to win the NorAm overall and downhill titles and two more to land on her first Olympic Team. Cook went on a downhill tear during the 2012 winter with five World Cup top 10 finishes, including a ninth at the 2014 Olympic track in Sochi, Russia. The end result was a 10th place ranking in the season-long standings. It was the best season of her career and sparked a fire in "Cookie" that will be a full-on blaze during the 2013 World Championship season when Stacey placed 2nd in the Lake Louise World Cup Downhill on November 30, 2012. Stacey was named to the US Olympic Team for a second time in 2014 competing in Sochi, Russia. Stacey started her 2015 season out on the right foot with another 2nd place finish in the Lake Louise World Cup on December 6, 2014.
Chix on Stix, began in 2012 when Stacey approached her home mountain, Mammoth, with an idea for a women’s camp. We couldn’t pass up the opportunity make her ideas a reality and Chix was born. After three successful spring sessions, Stacey's vision continued to grow. In December 2014 Stacey and 30 women participated in a one-day holiday special, aptly named "A Very Merry Chixmas".
Stacey on Chix on Stix:
“Much of my athletic childhood was spent as a multi-sport athlete. Really, more like a sport per season type of girl, but there were always overlaps that had me and my parents constantly on the go. While skiing was always my favorite, I didn't choose it as my ultimate sport until I was well into my teenage years. If I look back on my skiing career up until this point, I know that I almost never have been the most athletic girl on the slopes, but the diverse skills I have acquired both in the field of play and off give me certain advantages when it comes to adapting to adverse situations. I have become a better person and athlete with every challenge I have taken on. I've learned to place extra value in trying new things and look to constantly expand my comfort zone.
Chix on Stix came to be when I was frustrated with constantly being stereotyped as a gate basher. There is more to me than being stuck between the fences, and I know I have more to offer others than instruction on how to ski faster. I've also become more and more appreciative of how just about everyone I meet along my journey has something to offer me, something I can learn from. I thought it would be great to create the ultimate environment where competitiveness didn't exist, but the desire to be a better person was strong. Meet Chix on Stix, where women of all ages can strive to be their own best, be challenged without being judged, and be strong and powerful while also fun and carefree. Get ready for the weekend of your life!” – Stacey Cook
About Joyce Kobashi
My first ski trip to Mammoth Lakes was in the Winter of 1969. Ever since those early days, my vision has been to call Mammoth Lakes my home. My dream was realized in 2008 when I finally moved here and became a permanent resident of this world class resort community. Within my photographic compositions, my goal is to capture a wide range of emotions that the high country environment instills in me. While skiing, hiking or biking, I stop and capture a photograph whenever I happen upon a scene “that takes my breath away”. The reactions that I hope to arouse in my collectors are calmness, tranquility and serenity. These peaceful states of mind can be seen in my latest series of images which include: Ancient Bristlecone Pine, Mount Whitney, Mono Lake and the Mammoth Lakes area. After graduating from California State University at Long Beach with a major concentration in Ceramics, I taught Drawing, Painting and Advanced Placement Studio Art. Much later in my career, I taught High School Ceramics. I also enjoyed the privilege of becoming an Advanced Placement Studio Art Portfolio Reader and Leader. I have conducted instructional workshops throughout the United States for the educational advancement of other Advanced Placement Art teachers.
I have come “Full Circle” in my Life and my art by creating my vision of my unique environment onto Ceramics.
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