Archive for the ‘Trips’ category

January General Meeting

January 26th, 2011


Hello Achievers,

Reminder this Wednesday is the General Meeting, if you haven’t gotten a medical evaluation yet, this would be the day to do it.  Remember you’ll need to turn in Trip form by this Friday if you’re planning to attend the February trip. 

Location:  Fullerton Senior Center, 340 W. Commonwealth, Fullerton.  7pm.

The January trip was phenomenal, and looks like February should be the same.  I’ll upload pictures from the January trip later this week.  I won’t be on the February trip, so please take plenty of pictures and upload them onto our Facebook group page. 

Next Important Date:


Feb. 11-13, 2011 3rd student trip
Mar. 11-13, 2011 4th student trip, fundraising ‘race’ …
Apr. 1-3, 2011 5th student trip
May 6-8, 2011 6th student trip? (dependent on snow conditions)


1/26      General Meeting

2/6        Board Meeting

2/23      General Meeting

3/16      General Meeting/Board Meeting

4/6        Board Meeting

4/20      General Meeting

Phong Le

Publicity Chair



December Ski Trip

November 16th, 2010



Hello Achievers,

Next Important Date: Nov 23rd (Tuesday) – General Meeting

The first student trip is less than a month away, please mark your calendar to attend the general meeting on Nov 23rd.  Bring your membership forms/fees, evaluation forms, and trip forms.  If you’re planning on staying at Viewpoint condo, they are now requiring that we provide at least 2 weeks notice; as such, we have to get your reservation and payment by Nov 23rd.  We’re working on updating the trip forms, that will be forthcoming shortly. 

Please remember membership forms are due now, you can send the forms and payment to Karen Lunzman, or scan your forms and send via email. (or drop them off at the General Meeting)

If you are a new “instructor”, please remember you’ll need to go through a background check; the cost is paid by the group, and it’s easy as clicking on a link, and putting in the below registration number. This needs to be done every two years.  Please do this as early as possible as the process can take 30 days. Enter self registration number: 29771900


Season Calendar of Events


Phong Le

Publicity Chair



2010-11 Season Schedule

October 11th, 2010

The season schedule has been approved by Mammoth for this year, we are ready to go. You can print out the season schedule by clicking on the link below look at the calender by clicking on it in the ribbon above.

The tripform has changed a little this year, instead of have specific forms for each trip. This year we have one form with a choice of which trip you would like to attend, just remember to check off which trip you want.

Links to these will always be available in the ‘Forms & Info’ section to the right.


Printable Season Schedule

Printable Trip Form

Gordon’s ‘View’

February 12th, 2010

     The February trip promised a weekend of fresh powder for some great riding. This fact coupled with my new mid fats should have made me very exsighted. Some logistical issues that cropped  up at the last minute, made me unreasonably upset and disturbed my mindset. I had arranged with Kat and Christine for transportation. Picture1

      The famous Ton sisters certainly add some new blood to our group. By the time we left LA they had me laughing so hard, the stresses of my crazy life slipped past us like the many miles on the way to Mammoth Village.

      For almost twelve years, I have participated on every monthly trip like a zealous faithful devotee. I almost began to take things for granted. I would show up on Saturday morning and get myself ready and simply go skiing. Things have run so smoothly that I forgot just how much organizing, planning and hard work go on behind the scenes to bring this all about.

     The newsletters inform and remind me of the upcoming events. The condo assignments, equipment and lessons are coordinated. A special thanks to the board members "retreads" for accomplishing all this for each one of us. My sincere gratitude to each person who has gone out of their way just to say hello to me, or give a word of encouragement. Lastly, the pinnacle of thanks goes to those who have taken up the challenge of guiding me. We have overcome my general lack of conditioning, altitude issues, temperamental headsets and some clueless riders to carve out some great fun. Looking back at the past decade, the Achievers have been an integral part of my life. I have met some truly kind and some fun loving people. I hope to see, I mean hear you guys on our upcoming ski trips. If I can do this, I can do anything!



Mammoth to Host Olympic Qualifying Event January 8-10

December 21st, 2009

Shaun White celebrates winning the Olympic halfpipe gold medal in 2006 at the Turin Games in Italy.

Mammoth Mountain will host part of the qualifying competitions on the weekend of January 8-10, 2009 as part of the Grand Prix Series of snowboarding. The Grand Prix Series determines who the US will be sending to the Winter Olympics this February in Vancouver British Columbia. The series has already started at Copper Mountain, Colorado on Dec 11-12 with american men & women taking 5 of the 6 podium spots. The final decisions will be made in Park City on the weekend of January 22-23.

I bring this up because this event coincides with our next student trip to Mammoth, this will be a great opportunity to see some of the best in the world competing right in front of the Main Lodge.



Photo: Shaun White celebrates winning the Olympic halfpipe gold medal in 2006 at the Turin Games in Italy. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

DSES Opens Thrift Store in Mammoth

December 21st, 2009

     Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra has opened a thrift store at the Mammoth Mall in the corner behind the Chart House on Old Mammoth Road. Bernhard had the opportunity to check out the store on the last trip. His son Lucas had an ‘equipment malfunction’… one of his boots broke. After checking the rental rates Bernhard made a quick trip down to the store & was able to pickup a pair of used boots at a very reasonable price, cheaper than renting for the weekend.

     Bernhard also mentioned that there is quite a variety of items available from clothes to equipment. This is a great resource for families or someone just starting out, follow the link below to find out more about it.


Second Chance Thrift Store
Second Chance Thrift Store

126 Old Mammoth Road
Mammoth Lakes,  CA

(760) 924-2474
Wed-Sun 10AM-6PM

December Trip Highlights

December 19th, 2009

Gary sent over some pictures and wrote up some highlights from the trip last weekend. Seems they got a little snow.

      Had an interesting time with the trailer on Saturday. At the end of the day it was buried under about two feet of snow. That wasn’t to bad until a loader came by and left a huge berm of snow (probably about 6 feet) right in front of the trailer. We had to dig about four tons of snow before we could get a possible angle to hitch the trailer. Probably took about 45 minutes to do what we usually do in 10.

     The last picture is from Viewpoint Sunday morning. The snow was pretty heavy and wet, especially in town. It froze overnight and we couldn’t open the doors on the Suburban. The whole truck was coated with about a half inch of ice. It was still snowing pretty hard, with pretty heavy winds Sunday morning. After consulting with Brent and Secretary Bernhard we  decided it would be best to keep everybody in and call it a day. 

     All in all it was a great trip. Al continues to tackle more difficult terrain. Reo and Ia both seemed to enjoy the outing.


Another Lovely Day in Mammoth Snow Day at Mammoth

DSES – Island Extravaganza

December 3rd, 2009

Our friends at Mammoth are having their annual Island Extravaganza fundraiser the weekend of our next student trip. I hear this is always a good time. If you are interested in checking it out here is all the info…


DSES-Island Extravaganza

Canyon Lodge – December 12, 2009 – 6pm until midnight

Join Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra for Island Extravaganza, our largest fundraiser of the year, at Canyon Lodge on December 12, 2009 from 6pm until midnight. This island-themed night of dinner and live music with a raffle and silent auction gives you the chance to party all night long, while supporting Disabled Sports’ nonprofit adaptive programs.

Highlights of this year’s Island Extravaganza include live reggae music by Santa Barbara’s One Two Tree, DJ Shawn Roj and a grand raffle prize of a trip for two to Hawaii!

All proceeds from Island Extravaganza go straight into supporting the rehabilitation of wounded service men and women through the Wounded Warriors program and to providing scholarships for adaptive students. For every $75 we raise, we can give an adaptive ski or snowboard lesson to a student. We need everyone’s help so that we can continue to provide these programs for those who need them most!

Buy Your Tickets Now!

Help Disabled Sports reach our goal of earning $100,000 for adaptive programs while enjoying a night of dinner and live music with raffle and silent auction at Island Extravaganza!

  • Event tickets are $55 each and include dinner, live music, and one raffle ticket.
  • Additional raffle tickets are five for $20 or one for $5 and you don’t need to be present to win.

Purchase Island Extravaganza event and raffle tickets at the Booky Joint and Second Chance Thrift Store in Mammoth or at the Disabled Sports office at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

For more information on Island Extravaganza please call us at 760.934.0791. We hope to see you there!

11-28-09 Mammoth Dump Alert!

November 28th, 2009

Just in time for our first student trip of the season! Mammoth just sent out a dump alert, they have received over a foot of fresh snow already and it is expected to keep snowing throughout the day. According to the website they are running the lower lifts including Discovery, this is a good sign for us.

Keep Thinking Snow!

General Meeting Reminder

November 24th, 2009


Hello Achievers,

                This is to remind you that we are having a general meeting this week in preparation for the upcoming trip on December 11-13th. The meeting is going to be 7PM on Wednesday evening the 25th at the Fullerton Children’s League Center. We will have Membership & Trip forms there if you need them, as well as cookies & refreshments. This is the first student trip of the season so if you have not yet had a student evaluation this would be a good time to get one.

Fullerton Children’s League Center
2050 Youth Way
Fullerton, CA 92835

If you cannot make the meeting & want to go on the trip please be sure to drop Mike an email to let him know at . You will need to mail him the trip form.

Trip & Membership Forms

There have been some changes to the student trips requirements this year due to a slowdown in fundraising, you can read more here in an article from Mac .

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