Off Season Cross Training in Mammoth’s Great Outdoors

Jul 14, 2021

It’s that time of year—the days are warm, the breeze is cool, and the nights are crisp. Most of the summer travelers have gone back to school and the Eastern Sierra is quiet again. While there are still a few weeks of summer left on the calendar, you may have noticed that Mammoth Mountain’s projected opening day for the winter season is just two months away. Most of us are not ready to give up summer sports for skiing and snowboarding just yet, but we can get ready for the snow season while still enjoying the beautiful weather.

Kimmy Fasani on Cross Training in Mammoth Lakes

Professional Snowboarder Kimmy Fasani utilizes the off-season to enjoy the great outdoors and prepare her body for the rigors of her sport. “When it’s my off season, I am cross training every day,” she says. “Each activity I do is considered cross training for me, either mentally or physically. I typically go to the gym and lift weights about 3-4 days a week. I ride mountain bikes and road bikes. I go hiking and rock climbing.” And Mammoth is the perfect place to get fit outdoors, she says.

Cross training is not just for the pros

Anyone who enjoys skiing and snowboarding knows how physically demanding winter sports can be. The first day of the season your heart is pounding and your legs are shaking before you even finish your first lap on Broadway. But you can head into winter in better shape. The best way to enjoy your time on the slopes is to prepare your body so you can have more fun. Follow Kimmy: Website ( Facebook Twitter (@KimmyFasani)

Monica Prelle

Monica Prelle is an outdoors, wine, and travel writer who would rather be running, climbing, or mountain biking. See more of Monica's posts here, read more of her work at and connect on twitter @monicaprelle

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