Jacob Lipman of Mammoth Lakes with Lizzie and big smiles for winning the Grand Prize trip.

Mammoth Nordic Foundation hosted a successful Winter Wildlands Backcountry Film Festival on January 20th at the Inyo National Forest auditorium with 91 participants in attendance. Congratulations to local Jacob Lipman who walked out of the INF Auditorium with the Grand Prize goods: an awesome six night Nordic Getaway to Winthrop, WA! We gave away over 60 prizes to a slew of other lucky winners and thank you to all of you who purchased raffle tickets.
Most importantly we would like to thank our sponsor of the event Winter Wildlands Alliance and their donations of Clif Bars, free 1-yr. subscription to Backcountry Magazine, gift certificates from Mountain Khakis and Sierra Trading Post, two knit Ambler beanies and 1 pair Pro Yaktrax.
Thank you to Debbie McLaughlin, Jon Regelbrugge and Lawson Reif of the Inyo National Forest for use of the auditorium and your assistance before, during and after our event. Thanks also to Fred & Barbara Richter, TJ Chase, Liz Fleming and Kathleen Knox. We couldn’t have done it without all of you!
Huge thanks go out to all of our generous raffle prize donors: Urmas Franosch, Java Joint Café, Another T-Shirt Shop, Roberto’s Café, Sierra Sundance Whole Foods Market, Z Pizza, Footloose Sports, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Command Performance FASTSKI Sports, In Touch Microspa, Graphic Conclusion, Giovanni’s, Giovanni’s, Looney Bean, Wilson’s Eastside Sports, Base Camp Café, Stellar Brew, Booky Joint, Carmichael Business Technology, The Oaktree, Mammoth Gallery, Red’s Hot Dogs, Liz Fleming Yoga, Take 2 Video, Minaret Cinemas, Grumpy’s, Mimi’s Cookie Bar, Good Life Café, Jean Drummond Acupuncturist, The Body Shop Gym, The Tap and Mammoth Mountaineering Supply.
As of 1/25/12 we popped the cork on what we hope will be a strong finish to the Winter of 2012. The Nordoni has risen to the occasion and great Classic and Skate conditions abound, starting from your dedicated Nordic Shady Rest Trailhead at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center. Enjoy!
Brian Knox, Barbara Richter, TJ Chase, Mary K. Prentice, Mammoth Nordic Foundation Board www.mammothnordic.com

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