On the road to Mammoth Mountain, Calif., an authentic ghost town beckons those hearty enough to endure the trek.
Highway 395 weaves between Reno and Mammoth amid some of the West’s most majestic scenery. The mostly two-lane road hugs the eastern flanks of the dramatic Sierra, traveling past cottonwood-lined creeks, through the raging Walker River canyon and over rolling sagebrush country. Along the route, small towns you might miss in a blink give little indication you’re near a formerly bustling city. But an hour north of Mammoth lies the ghost town of Bodie, once the second largest city in California.
One of my strengths in ski racing is my ability to relax and breathe easily in high-stress situations-even if I'm faking it. In the big events especially, you need to stay calm because everyone else is so fired up.
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